News release

JLL closes $25.7M sale of Publix-anchored center in Pensacola

The retail center is in one of northwest Florida’s fastest-growing areas

September 25, 2019

ORLANDO, September 25, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has closed the $25.7 million sale of Santa Rosa Commons, a 138,850-square-foot, Publix-anchored retail center in the Pensacola-area community of Pace, Florida.

JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller. Stirling Properties purchased the asset.

Santa Rosa Commons is located 10 miles from downtown Pensacola in one of northwest Florida’s

fastest-growing areas. The property is anchored by Publix, the No. 1 grocer in Florida. The next closest Publix east of the property is more than 35 miles away, allowing Santa Rosa Commons to benefit from an extended trade area. Completed in 2008, Santa Rosa Commons is 95.5% leased to a variety of tenants, including T.J. Maxx, PetSmart, Shoe Carnival, Maurice’s, GameStop, Sally Beauty, Anytime Fitness, Chili’s, Wasabi House Restaurant and GNC. The center is shadow anchored by Target and The Home Depot.

The JLL Capital Markets team that represented the seller was led by Senior Managing Director Brad Peterson, Senior Director Whitaker Leonhardt, Director Michael Brewster and Associate Ryan Stoffer along with Senior Managing Director Coler Yoakam.

“Santa Rosa Commons is a high-performing retail destination in the Florida Panhandle anchored by a strong-performing Publix and complemented by the other large national tenants,” Peterson said. “The Pensacola retail market continues to perform well relative to many other markets in the Southeast, primarily driven by Pensacola’s low unemployment rate; high barriers to entry because of the geography; and the continued growth of the military, healthcare and tourism industries.”

“We had a lot of interest in this asset because of these unique dynamics of the area, and this is an ideal acquisition for the buyer to continue to bolster their presence throughout the Gulf region,” Leonhardt 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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Deal secured by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP (“HFF”) prior to being acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019. Co-brokerage services provided by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

About JLL

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About Stirling Properties

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