News release

Grocery-anchored shopping center in coastal North Carolina sells

JLL Capital Markets closed the sale of the 102,539-square-foot Emerald Plantation Shopping Center in Emerald Isle, North Carolina

November 07, 2022

Jenna Sharp

Capital Markets PR
+1 214 438 6450

CHARLOTTE, Nov. 7, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the $12 million sale of Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, a 102,539-square-foot, grocery-anchored retail center located in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Cameron Street Partners.

Built in 1987, the 100-percent-occupied Emerald Plantation Shopping Center is anchored by Food Lion, an institutional quality grocer with a tenure of over 30 years. With 523,000 annual visits, the store ranks in the top 16 percent among locations nationwide for overall traffic. Established local tenants with a dedicated following include Michelangelo’s Pizza, Shark’s Den Bar and Grill, Rucker John’s and Elly’s. The center boasts over one million visitors annually.

Situated at 8700 Emerald Dr., the property is located along the Crystal Coast, an 85-mile stretch of North Carolina’s premier beaches with limited opportunity for new development. Emerald Plantation benefits from this location, representing approximately 11 percent of total retail inventory across the stretch. Additionally, the center is exposed to 19,000 vehicles per day along Emerald Drive and has access to an affluent customer base with an average home value of $662,208 within the zip code.

The JLL Retail Capital Markets Investment Sales and Advisory team that represented the seller was led by Senior Director Tom Kolarczyk. The buyer was represented by Charlie Barzola with Eastern Commercial in Raleigh.

“Emerald Plantation appealed to a wide range of capital sources because of its irreplaceable location and unique tenant mix,” Kolarczyk said. “This Food Lion anchored property is a staple of the Emerald Isle community that draws over 1.3 million annual visits, is a community gathering spot for local residents and is well-positioned to serve growing tourist demand.”

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