Newmark announces it has arranged the sale of three grocery-anchored shopping centers comprising over 400,000 square feet in Los Angeles County. The portfolio traded for a total of $136.8 million.
Newmark Vice Chairman Pete Bethea and Senior Managing Directors Glenn Rudy and Rob
Ippolito partnered with Vice Chairman Bill Bauman and Executive Managing Director Kyle Miller in representing the seller, Combined Properties, Inc., a full-service real estate firm headquartered in Beverly Hills with an office in Washington, D.C. The buyer was EDENS, an institutional investor primarily focused in the retail sector with over 120 assets across 31 markets in the United States.
“The portfolio presented a unique opportunity to acquire three, high-performing, grocery-
anchored shopping centers in Los Angeles County,” said Bethea. “Both Combined Properties, Inc. and EDENS are to be commended for their tireless work during a very tumultuous time in the market. We congratulate both buyer and seller and are honored to have been a part of an execution that truly benefitted both parties.”
Bauman added, “This transaction affirms the continued demand for high quality grocery-
anchored shopping centers in strong metro markets and the sustained investor appetite for retail centers overall.”
The first property, The Commons at La Verne, totals 120,720 square feet and is anchored by
Vons and Ross. The second property, Montebello Mix, is located at the signalized intersection of West Beverly Boulevard and Montebello Boulevard and spans 216,385 square feet. The shopping center is 94% occupied with anchor tenants including Vons, Rite Aid, Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls. The third, 65,000-square-foot asset is Foothill Plaza, located at 1375 Foothill Blvd in La Verne, anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market and Bank of America.
The three shopping centers are well positioned in dense, infill submarkets of Los Angeles
County, populations exceeding 91,000 people and incomes above $94,000 within a three-mile radius of each property.
According to Newmark Research, investment sales across all property sectors declined 23%
year-over-year and 27% quarter-over-quarter in the third quarter of 2022. Even so, it was the second best third quarter on record. Retail was the only sector to increase investment sales year-over-year.