News release

JLL closes sale of grocery-anchored retail center in Upstate New York

Namdar Realty Group acquires the center in New York’s Finger Lakes region

October 05, 2020

 MORRISTOWN, N.J., October 5, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the sale of Tops Plaza, a 133,849-square-foot retail center anchored by Tops grocery store in the Central Upstate community of Cortland, New York.  

JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a CMBS trust. Namdar Realty Group purchased the asset.  

Tops Plaza is anchored by Tops, the region’s leading grocer, and home to a diverse mix of service-oriented, essential and traditional retail tenants. The 90 percent-leased retail center was completed in 1994 and most recently renovated in 1999. Situated on 21.6 acres at 3918-3944 Route 281, the center is within the main commercial hub of Cortland, which is in the geographic center of the state and about 33 miles south of Syracuse. The property has more than 600 feet of frontage along 218, a state highway with annual average daily traffic counts of nearly 15,000. This area of New York encompasses parts of the Finger Lakes region, which attracts more than 5.5 million annual visitors.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Jose Cruz, J.B. Bruno, Kevin O’Hearn, Andrew Scandalios, Michael Oliver and Steve Simonelli. Jonathan Abda, Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions at Namdar Realty Group, represented the buyer.

“We are seeing strong demand for grocers, as that predictable cash flow has value for both private and institutional investors,” Cruz said.

“We continue to seek opportunity and be active in the marketplace and are glad to have been able to acquire another grocery-anchored asset during these unprecedented times,” Abda added.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion in 2019, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Namdar Realty Group

Namdar Realty Group is a privately held, commercial real estate investment firm, owning and managing over 54 million square feet of commercial real estate throughout the United States. Founded in 1999, Namdar started with a single acquisition of a small retail storefront in Long Island, New York.