Inland Retail Purchases Whole Foods-Anchored Retail Center Near Minneapolis

by Kristin Harlow

WOODBURY, MINN. — Inland Retail Property Fund LP has purchased the fully leased retail component of the CityPlace mixed-use project in Woodbury, located about 20 miles east of Minneapolis. Whole Foods Market anchors the retail center. Amy Sands, Clinton Mitchell, Daniel Finkle and Jules Sherwood of HFF represented the seller, Elion Partners, which redeveloped the former State Farm regional corporate headquarters into CityPlace. The 184,711-square-foot retail portion of the project was completed in 2016 and 2017. In addition to Whole Foods, tenants include Nordstrom Rack, Sierra Trading Post, La-Z-Boy Furniture, Sur La Table, Verizon Wireless, Cycle Bar and Potbelly Sandwich Works. Timothy Joyce, Elliott Throne and Jason Bond of HFF arranged a 10-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan through Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

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