Continental Realty Corp. Purchases Shopping Center Portfolio in Suburban Chicago for $93.6M

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — Continental Realty Corp. (CRC), a Baltimore-based real estate investment and management company, has entered the Chicago market with its acquisition of a five-property shopping center portfolio for $93.6 million. The properties total more than 900,000 square feet of gross leasable area and are located in Cicero, Mount Prospect, Naperville and Palatine. Specifically, the properties include Cicero Marketplace in Cicero, Northwest and English Valley shopping centers in Palatine, Golf Plaza II in Mount Prospect, and Fox River Commons in Naperville.

DiMucci Cos. was the seller. Tucker Development served as an acquisition and development consultant on the transaction. The portfolio was 84 percent leased at the time of sale. Major tenants include Sam’s Club, The Home Depot, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Walgreens and Ross Dress for Less. CRC utilized its Continental Realty Opportunistic Retail Investment Fund I, a private equity fund formed last year that is focused on acquiring value-add and income-producing retail properties throughout the U.S.

Jeff Kowal of Edgemark Commercial Real Estate Services LLC and John Thompson of Retail Focus represented DiMucci in the sale.

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