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Developer purchases 14 West End buildings in deal valued at nearly $100M

Fourteen West End office buildings will soon have a new – but familiar – owner.

Lingerfelt Development today announced that it would purchase the buildings, which total 919,000 square feet, from Liberty Property Trust in a deal that is valued at nearly $100 million. The properties all were part of the Lingerfelt Development Corporation in 1995, when that company's founder, Alan Ligerfelt, sold the company to Liberty Property Trust.

Eight of the buildings, including the Snagajob.com building, are located in Innsbrook. The purchase also includes two buildings on Westgate Parkway, two on Westerre Parkway, one on Gaskins Road and the Patient First building at Woodman and Parham roads.

“This portfolio is particularly strong, since the properties are 98 percent leased, Class A commercial, and located within the desirable Innsbrook area," said Ryan Lingerfelt, principal of Lingerfelt Development. "The current tenants, and the local commercial real estate community, are already very familiar with our name.”

The Lingerfelt family has built or acquired more than 11 million square feet of commercial space during a period of more than half a century. The properties it has owned serve from medical to professional to industrial uses and include data, call and emergency care centers, elderly housing, nursing homes and multifamily developments across the eastern U.S., primarily in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland and Illinois.

The buildings acquired in today's deal are:

• Snagajob Building, 4880 Cox Road, Glen Allen (58,726 square feet);

• Liberty Plaza I, 4801 Cox Road, Glen Allen (80,397 square feet);

• Bay Harbor Consulting Building, 4198 Cox Road, Glen Allen (44,089 square feet);

• Rowe Plaza, 4510 Cox Road, Glen Allen (72,655 square feet);

• Innsbrook Commons, 4121 Cox Road, Glen Allen (59,053 square feet);

• TechPointe I, 5000 Cox Road, Glen Allen (58,367 square feet);

• TechPointe II, 5500 Cox Road, Glen Allen (53,863 square feet);

• Gaskins Center II, 3829-3855 Gaskins Road (44,926 square feet);

• Westgate I, 100 Westgate Parkway (91,752 square feet);

• Westgate II, 200 Westgate Parkway (60,266 square feet);

• Westerre IV, 3901 Westerre Parkway (78,120 square feet);

• Westerre III, 3900 Westerre Parkway (76,128 square feet);

• Patient First, 2300 East Parham Road (5,172 square feet);

• Liberty Plaza II, 10800 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen (135,375 square feet).
Community

Author, child abuse survivor to speak at Henrico event

To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.

Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.

The event is free to the public, but seating is limited Reservations may be made by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Belmon Recreation Center is located at 1600 Hilliard Road. > Read more.

Philippines ambassador to the US visits Filipino Festival in Henrico


The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.

While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.

Dragon boats invade the James

Hundreds of spectators filled the banks of the James River to watch two dozen teams of competitors in the Walgreen’s Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing Aug. 2. The event included a number of races, as well as several cultural performances. The sport is billed as the fastest growing water sport in the world.(Photo by Roger Walk for the Henrico Citizen) > Read more.

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‘Planes’ sequel crashes

‘Fire and Rescue’ proves too predictable, boring

Planes: Fire and Rescue opens with a dedication to the hero firefighters of the world. It’s an admirable notion, and it makes sense, given that this is a film about planes that fight fires.

But here it might be a little out of place, as Planes: Fire and Rescue has a few things on its mind besides supporting the men and women who routinely throw themselves into burning buildings.

Like money. Lots and lots of money – into the 11-figures-and-counting range. In case you weren’t aware, 2006’s Cars was the biggest moneymaker Disney had in decades – not because of how much green the film printed at the box office, but because a combination of toys, games and snack foods stamped with the Cars seal of approval routinely pulls in tens of billions of dollars per year. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend in Henrico, you can learn about fall herbs or mad science. Enjoy some laughs from West End Comedy or Three-Penny Theatre’s production of “The Rivah Home Companion.” For music lovers, Jennifer Nettles is in concert tonight and the fifth annual GWAR-B-Q takes place tomorrow at Hadad’s Lake. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

Restaurant watch

Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.

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