North Houston value-add shopping center sells
JLL Capital Markets closed the sale of the retail center in The Woodlands to DLC Management Corp. for their first Houston-area acquisition
HOUSTON, April 4, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the sale of and arranged acquisition financing for Wood Ridge Plaza, a 211,218-square-foot, value-add retail strip center anchored by a popular tenant lineup in The Woodlands community within the Houston, Texas, MSA.
JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital. DLC Management Corp. acquired the asset in its first Houston acquisition. Additionally, working on behalf of the new owner, JLL secured the three-year, floating-rate, non-recourse acquisition loan.
Built in 1975, Wood Ridge Plaza has been renovated throughout the years and comprises five buildings. The 88.1-percent-leased center is home to a strong lineup of national, regional and local tenants, including Federal American Grill, Kirkland’s, Home Consignment Center, Pappas Bar-B-Q, Skechers, Spec’s, Chair King and Office Depot.
Wood Ridge Plaza is positioned on 19.56 acres in Oak Ridge 27 miles north of Houston's Central Business District. This location along Interstate 45, the primary north-south thoroughfare for the city, exposes the property to 251,129 vehicles per day. The center is in a superior retail trade area across Interstate 45 from The Woodlands Mall, a dominant mall within the Houston MSA, and surrounded by new development in The Woodlands, Houston’s most successful master-planned community. The center serves an affluent and growing trade area that includes more than 166,000 residents with an average annual household income of $147,783 within a five-mile radius.
The JLL Retail Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Senior Managing Directors Ryan West and Rusty Tamlyn and Analyst Ethan Goldberg.
“Wood Ridge Plaza continues to attract high-quality tenants seeking proximity to The Woodlands consumer with nearly a mile of visibility and access along I-45,” West said.
“This opportunity attracted a large array of buyer interest and serves as evidence of the sector rotation of capital coming back into retail due to the attractive risk reward metrics and recovery from the COVID pandemic,” Tamlyn added.
The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team included Managing Director Cameron Cureton and Analyst Jack Britton.
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 sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.
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About DLC Management Corporation
DLC Management Corporation is one of the nation’s preeminent private retail real estate companies, with expertise in acquisitions, new developments, redevelopments, leasing, and management. Headquartered in Metro New York, DLC has regional operations in Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C. For additional information about DLC Management Corporation and its portfolio, please visit dlcmgmt.com.