Suburban Philadelphia open-air retail center sells for $162M
JLL Capital Markets closed the sale of one of the largest open-air shopping center transactions in the Philadelphia region
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18, 2022 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the $162 million sale of Providence Town Center, a 759,945-square-foot, open-air destination retail center anchored by Wegman’s in the affluent Philadelphia suburb of Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Brandolini Companies. Bethesda, Maryland-based Finmarc Management, Inc. and New York City-based KPR Centers acquired the asset. Providence Town Center represents the second largest open-air retail transaction by square footage in the Philadelphia MSA, behind East Gate Square, which traded in 2015.
Anchored by Wegmans, Providence Town Center is at 10 Town Center and is the No. 4 most-visited retail center in Pennsylvania. Wegman’s, which is recognized as the market dominant grocer in the region, has operated at the property since it was developed between 2008 and 2009. Other notable tenants of the 92-percent-leased center include Best Buy, Old Navy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, HomeGoods, Michaels, LA Fitness and Movie Tavern.
The JLL Retail Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Senior Managing Directors James Galbally and Christopher Munley and Senior Director Colin Behr, as well as Senior Managing Director and Retail Platform Co-Head Chris Angelone.
“We had incredible interest from a diverse group of private, institutional and REIT investors. as Providence Town Center is recognized as one of the most high-profile and dominant shopping centers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic,” Galbally said.
“The appetite for larger, $100+ million retail deals throughout the country is more robust than pre-pandemic levels, which highlights the conviction and fundamentals behind the retail sector,” Behr added.
“Throughout the process, it became evident from the abundance of new, unique capital showing up to participate that demand for grocery-anchored product and large-format shopping centers in general is steadily on the rise,” Munley said. “With the current lack of supply of like-kind inventory available to market, we anticipate this product to continue to price at a premium.”
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About Brandolini Companies
Founded in 1936, Brandolini Companies is a diversified real estate organization located in suburban Philadelphia. Brandolini has successfully weathered various economic cycles and flourished by selectively identifying real estate opportunities where value may be created or enhanced.
About Finmarc Management, Inc.
Finmarc Management, Inc. is a fully integrated commercial real estate company that focuses on real estate investment, management, leasing and development of retail, industrial/flex, and office properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm presently owns and manages a portfolio encompassing approximately seven million square feet of commercial properties located in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. For additional information visit finmarc.com.
About KPR Centers!
KPR Centers is a vertically integrated commercial real estate investment and development company with headquarters in New York City and regional offices in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Florida. Formerly known as Katz Properties Retail, the company has a defined strategy of acquiring retail properties, with a primary focus on grocery-anchored shopping centers and power villages in select submarkets across the United States. KPR maintains in-house leasing, management and development operations and is active in 15 states. For additional information, visit kprcenters.com.