Baker Katz Purchases 850,000 SF Shopping Mall in Houston
HOUSTON — Houston-based retail firm Baker Katz has purchased PlazAmericas Mall, an 850,000-square-foot shopping destination in Houston. Formerly known as Sharpstown Mall, the property was built in 1961 and has undergone several renovations over the years. PlazAmericas Mall is situated on 37 acres and is the oldest enclosed mall in Houston. Matt Berry and Robbie Kilcrease of CBRE brokered the deal on behalf of the seller, Philadelphia-based RAIT Financial Trust. The tenant roster at the mall, which was approximately 70 percent occupied at the time of sale, includes Champs Sports, TX America Cinemas and Banana Bay Restaurant & Bar. The Harris County Appraisal District values the property at $12.2 million, according to The Houston Chronicle.