Newport Buys 183,000 SF Shopping Center in Wilmette, Illinois for $72M

by Kristin Harlow

WILMETTE, ILL. — Newport Capital Partners has purchased Edens Plaza in Wilmette for $72 million. Built in 1956 and redeveloped in 1994, the 183,000-square-foot shopping center is located on Lake Avenue. The property is 92 percent leased to tenants such as Fresh Market, Starbucks, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Great Escape and Big Blue Swim School. A pediatric care center, which will be jointly run by NorthShore University HealthSystem and Advocate Health Care, is expected to open this year and backfill 35,000 square feet at the former Carson’s Furniture Gallery space at the property. Ben Greazel and Joel Simmons of Newmark Knight Frank arranged debt financing for the transaction through LoanCore Capital.

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