Continental Realty Purchases Open-Air Shopping Center Near Charleston for $147M

by Alex Tostado

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Continental Realty Corp. has purchased Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, a 510,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center in Mt. Pleasant, for $147 million. Anchor tenants at the property include Belk, Regal Cinemas, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes & Noble, Arhaus Furniture and Old Navy. Other tenants include Peloton, lululemon athletica, Bluemercury, Athleta, Ulta Beauty, Southern Tide, Francesca’s, Ann Taylor Loft, Bath & Body Works, Savi Cucina, Copper Penny, Palmetto Moon, Lizard Thicket, Reed’s Jewelers and Hustle Smoothie Bar. The center was 96 percent leased to nearly 70 tenants at the time of sale. The buyer funded the acquisition through its Continental Realty Fund V LP, a $210.8 million private fund focused on retail and multifamily properties in the Southeast. The asset is situated at 1218 Belk Drive, nine miles northeast of downtown Charleston. A joint venture between Miller Capital Advisory and California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) sold the center. Stephen Livaditis, Eric Zimmermann, Michael Pagliari, and Conor Lalor of Eastdil Secured represented the seller in the transaction.

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