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Block & Co. Arranges Sale of 83,217 SF Retail Center in Lawrence, Kansas

LAWRENCE, KAN. — Block & Co. Inc. Realtors has arranged the sale of an 83,217-square-foot retail center in Lawrence for an undisclosed price. The property, formerly a JC Penney store, was recently redeveloped into a multi-tenant center. Tenants include Hobby Lobby, Five Below and HomeGoods. An undisclosed buyer purchased the asset from 3311 Iowa Investors LLC as part of a 1031 tax-deferred

Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on $100M Expansion of Georgia Aquarium in Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — Brasfield & Gorrie has broken ground on a 104,100-square-foot expansion of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Dubbed Expansion 2020, the project costs will total $100 million, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. A 1 million-gallon “interactive and immersive” shark tank exhibit will be the focal point of the expansion. The project will also include a new entrance and exit, office spaces, retail spaces, loading dock and new ticketing services. Since the aquarium’s …

Plaza Advisors Negotiates Sale of 114,071 SF, Walmart-Anchored Shopping Center in Central Florida

KISSIMMEE, FLA. — Plaza Advisors has arranged the sale of Vine Street Square, a 114,071-square-foot shopping center in Kissimmee, located roughly 30 miles south of Orlando. Jim Michalak and Keith Nurre of Plaza Advisors arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, Phillips Edison & Co. A private equity group purchased the asset for an undisclosed price. Walmart Neighborhood Market anchors the center, which was 99 percent leased at the time of sale. Additional tenants include Humana, …

Sterling Organization Buys 76,797 SF Shopping Center in Metro Los Angeles for $23.7M

HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIF. — Sterling Organization, on behalf of Sterling United Properties I LP, has acquired Margarita Plaza. The grocery-anchored shopping center located at the northeast corner of Santa Fe Avenue and East Florence Avenue in Huntington Park, approximately four miles from downtown Los Angeles. Private investors sold the property in an off-market transaction for $23.7 million, or $309 per square foot. A 43,350-square-foot Food 4 Less grocery store anchors the …

EQ Office Unveils Plans for Dining, Retail Destination at Willis Tower in Chicago

CHICAGO — Blackstone’s Equity Office, a large U.S. owner of office space, has unveiled plans for “Catalog,” a five-story dining, retail and entertainment destination located at the base of Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. Food hall operator Urbanspace will anchor Catalog’s food and beverage offerings, occupying more than 14,000 square feet and making the company one of the largest retailers in the building. The name Catalog is a nod to the Sears Roebuck Co., which originally …

Hanley Investment Group Brokers $23M Sale of Retail Building in Pasadena

PASADENA, CALIF. — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors has arranged the $23 million sale of a 39,290-square-foot retail building in Pasadena. Carlos Lopez and Lee Csenar of Hanley Investment Group arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, AEGON USA Realty Advisors. John Repstad of Realty Advisory Group Inc. represented the buyer, a private investor based in Beverly Hills. The first and second floor of the freestanding building — totaling 27,025 square feet — are …

NAI Wisinski Brokers Sale of Four Shopping Centers in Michigan, Indiana for $28.5M

MICHIGAN AND INDIANA — NAI Wisinski of West Michigan has brokered the sale of four shopping centers anchored by Kroger in Michigan and Indiana for $28.5 million. The properties in Michigan include Owosso East Shopping Center in Owosso and Sturgis Plaza in Sturgis. The Indiana properties include Plymouth Plaza in Plymouth and Auburn Plaza in Auburn. Cameron Timmer and Russ Bono of NAI Wisinski brokered the sale with assistance from NAI Farbman. Neither the buyer nor the seller was

Ross Dress for Less to Open Three New Stores in Greater Los Angeles

GLENDALE, SOUTH LOS ANGELES AND SANTA FE SPRINGS, CALIF. — Ross Dress for Less will open three stores in downtown Glendale, South Los Angeles and Santa Fe Springs on Oct. 13. The 27,000-square-foot Glendale store is located in the Glendale Marketplace at the corner of North Brand Boulevard and East Broadway; the 30,000-square-foot South Los Angeles location is in the Vermont-Slauson shopping center at the corner of South Vermont Avenue and West Slauson Avenue; and the 23,000-square-foot …

Albanese Cormier Acquires 274,215 SF Retail Center in Centralia, Illinois

CENTRALIA, ILL. — Albanese Cormier Holdings has acquired Fairview Park Plaza in Centralia in southern Illinois. The purchase price was not disclosed. The 274,215-square-foot retail center is located at 1001-1161 W. Broadway St. Anchor tenants include AMC Theaters, Big Lots, Goody’s and Schnucks. Chris LaBounty of May Real Estate represented the seller, Phillips Edison & Co. Albanese Cormier is based in Beaumont,

Marcus & Millichap Orchestrates $5.9M Sale of Retail Property in Livingston, New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $5.9 million sale of a 7,840-square foot retail property in Livingston. The property, which is located at 1 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., is currently fully occupied by Starbucks, Verizon Wireless and Haven Savings Bank. Alan Cafiero, Ben Sgambati, David Cafiero and Michael DeVit of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a private investor, in the transaction. The buyer was also a private

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