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Inland Real Estate Group Arranges Sale of 49 CVS Pharmacy Properties in 16 States for $211M

OAK BROOK, ILL. — Inland Real Estate Group has arranged the sale of 49 newly developed CVS Pharmacy properties across 16 states for more than $211 million. Inland handled the deal on behalf of the buyer, an affiliate of the company. The portfolio contains a total of 651,216 square feet. The CVS Pharmacy properties are located in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Vermont. “This was an..

July 19, 2017

Kimco Realty Acquires 746,000 SF Shopping Center in Portland for $131.8M

PORTLAND, ORE. — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) has acquired Jantzen Beach Center, a 746,000-square-foot open-air shopping center in Portland, for $131.8 million. The property is located at in northern Portland near the Oregon-Washington border. Jantzen Beach Center was 96 percent occupied at the time of sale. Notable tenants include Home Depot, Target, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Ross Dress for Less, Burlington, Petco, Best Buy, DSW and Michaels. Jantzen Beach Center was built in 1972. It..

July 12, 2017

The Changing Face Of Puget Sound Retail

The Puget Sound region is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. We are seeing that reflected in the retail landscape, with innovation and expansion throughout the area. We are at the forefront of retail evolution, thanks to having some of the best-known retail innovators in our back yard who have turned the world of retail upside down by giving every consumer access to virtually every product available via home delivery. And yet, they are also innovating into brick and mortar..

July 11, 2017

Retailers are Seizing the Opportunity to Backfill Shuttered Stores in Atlanta

It’s long been known that Atlanta, along with many other markets in the United States, is over-retailed. However, not all retailers are “overstored.” With the recent number of store closings announced (Sports Authority, hhgregg, Kmart, Sears, JC Penney, to name a few), it’s understandable that some have concerns over the current state of retail. That said, for many retailers, these closures become opportunities to enter certain markets or grab better positions within an existing..

July 3, 2017

New Retail Concepts Abound in Expanding Dallas-Fort Worth Market

It’s no secret retail vacancies in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area are at all-time lows. Vacancy rates at the end of first quarter 2017 were 4.6 percent, down from 5.5 percent a year ago, according to CoStar. More tenants are actively looking for the right spaces for their businesses so the retail sector is not overbuilt. Junior anchor tenants have “right-sized” requirements, thus decreasing their space needs. For example, Office Depot is downsizing its typical footprint from 24,000..

June 23, 2017

A Growing Number of National Retailers Have Wichita on Their Radar Screen

The pace of retail construction remains brisk in Wichita with national retailers showing an increased interest in the market. In the first quarter, developers started construction on nine buildings totaling 112,961 square feet, reports brokerage firm NAI Martens. Completions during the first quarter totaled 117,300 square feet. Notable store openings included Sprouts Farmers Market at Central Avenue and Rock Road; Save-A-Lot grocery store at 1640 S. Broadway; Cavender’s western wear store..

June 1, 2017

Retail Activity Leads the Way in Birmingham’s Revitalization

The Birmingham retail market had an explosive 2016. Several large projects were announced or completed, while traditional indicators of market health also showed promising signs of growth. TopGolf will soon be coming to the Uptown District, while Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, continues to attract surrounding development. Breweries remain a mainstay in Birmingham’s social scene, and they have demonstrated a capability to revive entire..

May 30, 2017

Greenville’s Positive Economic Momentum is Catching the Eye of Retailers

The city of Greenville and the surrounding submarkets are exploding with growth. The once-sleepy textile town in the Upstate of South Carolina has now become a robust, diversified economy that is garnering interest from retailers that may have overlooked the market in the past. The change in the city of Greenville has not gone unnoticed; several publications and top ten lists have recognized Greenville for its thriving downtown. From the addition of Falls Park in 2004, an approximately 32-acre..

May 29, 2017

Urban Edge Properties Acquires Retail Portfolio in Northeast, Midwest for $325M

NEW YORK CITY — Urban Edge Properties (NYSE: UE) has purchased a seven-property retail portfolio primarily within the New York City metro area and Missouri for $325 million. The portfolio contains a total of 1.5 million square feet. The acquisition includes Yonkers Gateway Center in Yonkers, N.Y.; Manchester Plaza in Manchester, Mo.; and The Plaza at Woodbridge in Woodbridge, The Plaza at Cherry Hill in Cherry Hill and 21 E. Broad Street/One Lincoln Plaza in Westfield, all in New..

May 26, 2017

Torrid Job, Population Growth to Fuel Fort Worth Retail in 2017

In DFW, retail real estate will experience its eighth consecutive year of performance gains as upward economic momentum strengthens consumption and bolsters the local retail sector. The national economy is operating at near full employment and the rate of job creation will start to slow, bringing two million new job opportunities to fruition in 2017. At least 100,000 of these jobs will be filled in DFW and these dynamics will affect retail property by driving up wage growth, increase rental..

May 26, 2017