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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

Agencies combine on new entry point to Chickahominy


Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts soon will have a new access point to the Chickahominy River. VDOT, the James River Association and Henrico County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to establish a new site in Eastern Henrico.

The James River Association negotiated the deal with VDOT to procure official access to the area located just east of I-295 on North Airport Road in Sandston. The site includes a park-and-ride commuter lot bordering the Chickahominy River and has been an unofficial launch site used by paddlers for years. > Read more.

Equestrian clinic planned July 7-8 in Henrico

Henrico equestrians interested in deepening the bond between themselves and their horses have the opportunity to attend a two day clinic, held at Steppin’ High Stables on July 7-8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic, “Become Partners with your Horse,” will be taught by multiple world champion equestrienne Terry Preiser and will focus on how riders and horses can work together to achieve more. > Read more.

Henrico school bus driver honored

The Henrico-based Hephaestus Society recently awarded its first annual community heroes award (the Hephaestus Award) to Hicham Elgharouch (pictured, center) for what it termed his "selfless acts of caring" in his duties as a Henrico County Public Schools bus driver. Henrico County Director of Pupil Transportation Josh Davis, joined Hephaestus Society President Travis Gardner, in presenting the award and an accompanying $1,500 check to Elgharouch last month.

Elgharouch was selected for his clear and demonstrated patience and for his infectious positive attitude, according to the society. > Read more.

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Entertainment

Weekend Top 10


Don’t party too hard on the Fourth because a whole weekend of fun events await! Enjoy a classy date night without the kids at James River Cellars Winery’s second annual Smoke and Vine Festival. Another date night option is at the Richmond Funny Bone, where comedian April Macie will perform all weekend. The kids have their own options this weekend as well. Choose from storytime at Tuckahoe and Twin Hickory libraries or family-oriented karaoke at Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House – I hear they have hits from Disney’s “Frozen.” 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.

Weekend Top 10


This weekend has something for everyone in your family – whether it’s improv comedy with ComedySportz or West End Comedy, or an inspirational concert from the Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company! Families will also enjoy music, games and crafts at Hidden Creek Park or reading to a therapy dog at Glen Allen Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

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