McGraw Hill Financial, the parent company of Standard & Poor’s, has renewed its office lease for 900,027 square feet at 55 Water St. in New York City. The extension, covering the entire 34th through 46th floors and a portion of the concourse and 52nd floor in the building, commences in 2020 when the anchor tenant’s existing term was set to expire. The financial research and analysis firm is consolidating its space, giving back the 33rd, 47th…

U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware next week will consider a bid by the Albertsons supermarket chain to acquire 29 of the 32 core stores in Washington and Oregon owned by Bellingham-based grocery chain Haggen Holdings, LLC. Albertson’s LLC on March 14 submitted a binding $106.1 million bid and asset purchase agreement to Haggen for the purchase of 29 stores operated by Haggen, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 8, 2015. Haggen…

It’s time to update those contact managers with CoStar’s People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week’s issue includes the following markets: Boston, New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Baltimore, and more! LOS ANGELES Marcus & Millichap Taps LaBar as COO, EVP By Justin Sumner Mitchell LaBar will return to Marcus & Mill

Swift Real Estate Partners recently closed on two Pacific Northwest acquisitions in deals totaling $30.5 million. The acquisitions were made through Swift’s second Fund, SREP II, a $400 mil value-add real estate fund launched in September 2015. SREP II has already received commitments of $222.5 mil with a pipeline of another $130 mil expected to close in the coming weeks. Swift’s second fund is a follow up to their inaugural fund in which they…