Retail center in Philadelphia area sells
JLL Capital Markets arranged the sale of the 162,000-square foot Richland Marketplace in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the sale of Richland Market Place, a 162,000-sqaure-foot, retail center in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
The 89.1-percent-occupied Richland Marketplace is anchored by Aldi, PetSmart and BestBuy and junior-anchored by Planet Fitness and Staples. Shadow anchors include BJ’s Wholesale and Target, drawing additional traffic to the center.
Richland Marketplace is situated on Route 309, a major north/south thoroughfare that offers access to many of Philadelphia’s affluent suburbs. The average household income within a 10-mile radius of the property exceeds $107,000.
The JLL Retail Capital Markets Investment Sales and Advisory team that represented the seller was led by Senior Managing Directors Christopher Munley and James Galbally, Senior Director Colin Behr and Director James Graf.
“This was a collaborative effort by both sides, working as a team to get this across the finish line during a volatile time in the capital markets,” said Behr. "We appreciate the hard work both buyer and seller put into this in order to complete the transaction.”
“Philadelphia suburban retail markets, and in particular grocery-anchored assets within these markets, have performed exceptionally well over the past few years,” said Munley. “These assets have experienced tremendous leasing momentum along with attractive rental growth, which is reflective in the demand seen from the capital markets.”
“Retail assets in the Greater Philadelphia market continue to draw strong interest from investors due to excellent market fundamentals and favorable risk adjusted returns,” said Graf. “In 2022 we will sell over 40 shopping centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.”
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 and sales 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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