REAL ESTATE

Kite Realty begins renovation of Naples, Fla., center

BY Michael Fickes

Naples, Fla.Kite Realty Group Trust has begun work on a $10 million renovation of the 85,497-sq.-ft. Kings Lake Square in Naples, Fla.

The renovation will demolish the center’s Publix anchor and construct a new 45,000-sq.-ft. new Publix. Additional work includes renovated shop facades new sidewalks, a new parking lot, site lighting and landscaping.

Publix will close this month and reopen the new store next spring. All other tenants will remain open during the renovation.

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CBRE brokers sale of Houston-area center

BY Michael Fickes

Houston — CBRE’s national retail investment group has arranged the sale of Sheldon Forest Shopping Center in Channelview, Texas, east of Houston, on behalf of Weingarten Realty Investors.

Gerland’s Food Fair anchors the 97,380-sq.-ft. center. Major tenants include Family Dollar and Burke’s Outlet. Both Phase I and II of the center are 100% occupied.

Capcor Partners purchased the property for an undisclosed price.

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Bonobos automates AWS infrastructure

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York – Online apparel retailer Bonobos is automating its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure with the Opscode Hosted Chef solution. Using Hosted Chef and its Knife EC2 command-line plug-in for AWS, Bonobos’ engineering team can now manage more than 150 cloud servers and ensure 100% uptime for its website operations. The retailer is automating processes including configuration management and application delivery, as well as responding to spikes in customer traffic and orchestrating application updates.

"Hosted Chef just works. It’s more reliable, predictable, and powerful than any other automation platform I’ve worked with before," said Jeff Hart, senior director of engineering and systems infrastructure, Bonobos. "Plus, because it’s hosted, I never have to worry about managing it myself. I just enter some code and whatever I need to do is done right, every time."

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