Fernmoor Homes Buys 581,462 SF Power Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Plans Multifamily Redevelopment

by Taylor Williams

LANCASTER, PA. — Fernmoor Homes has purchased The Shops @ Rockvale, a 581,462-square-foot retail power center located about 80 miles west of Philadelphia in Lancaster, with plans to undertake a multifamily redevelopment. The New Jersey-based multifamily developer intends to demolish 265,198 square feet of commercial space and construct a 13-building, 416-unit apartment community at the 63-acre site. Brad Nathanson, David Crotts and Dean Zang of Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, represented the seller, New Jersey-based Wharton Realty Group, in the transaction. The trio also procured Fernmoor Homes, which purchased the property for $30.5 million, as the buyer. At the time of sale, The Shops @ Rockvale was home to 40 retailers and restaurants, including Carter’s, Crate & Barrel Outlet, Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel. The redevelopment is valued at approximately $100 million and could take up to five years to complete.

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