The Shopping Center Group Brokers $12.2M Sale of Grocery-Anchored Retail Center in Southwest Florida

by Amy Works

FORT MYERS, FLA. — The Shopping Center Group has brokered the sale of Pelican Preserve, a grocery-anchored neighborhood center in Fort Myers. An affiliate of Baltimore-based Continental Real Estate purchased the property from an institutional seller for $12.2 million. Completed in 2007 and situated on 18.4 acres, Pelican Preserve features 69,500 square feet of retail space. At the time of sale, the property was 95.7 percent leased to a variety of tenants, including Winn-Dixie, H&R Block, Pizza Hut, Suncoast Credit Union and Great Expressions.

Also included in the transaction is a city-approved plan for a second phase of the shopping center. Ready for immediate development, the plan includes two outparcels that can accommodate nearly 35,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. Anthony Blanco and Lynn De Marco led The Shopping Center Group team that represented the seller in the deal.

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