MINNEAPOLIS (June 4, 2012) — Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq (C&W/NorthMarq) www.cushwakenm.com recently announced that it represented Sagrado Corazón De Jesús in securing a 57,000 sq. ft. lease with Hiawatha Academies at 3800 Pleasant Avenue South in Minneapolis to house Hiawatha’s new 5th – 8th grade middle school, Adelante College Prep. The property is undergoing a large renovation with financing arranged by Catholic Finance Corporation, and is being spearheaded by RJM Construction. Also involved in the renovation is U+B architecture and design, Landmark Environmental consulting and Sebesta Blomberg, engineering and design.
Paul Donovan, executive director at C&W/NorthMarq, represented Sagrado Corazón De Jesús in securing the lease. Paul’s team, also comprised of Josh O’Neill, senior director, Jaclyn May, associate director, and Tim Venne, senior associate, has represented more than ten schools and churches in the last year in selling or leasing properties. The team also represents corporate clients in site selection, real estate advisory, program management and leasing.
Hiawatha Academies is a network of free, open-enrollment charter schools currently serving grades K - 5, and growing one grade level per year to a K – 12 network of schools. Recently, the Minnesota Department of Education ranked Hiawatha as the No. 1 school in the state for closing the achievement gap, the No. 1 school for schools receiving Title 1 funding, and the No. 2 school in the entire state of Minnesota.
Sagrado Corazón de Jesus has been serving the Spanish speaking community of the Twin Cities since 1992 and has become the largest Latino faith-based community in the area. It works with the Church of the Incarnation to provide Catholic services to immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America and promotes the cultural and traditions of this community. Sagrado Corazón continues its advocacy for the Latino community in education, health care, immigration reform, public forums and justice to provide a richer and more meaningful experience for those who choose to come to the Twin Cities.