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Newly Redeveloped Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center Sold by Institutional Property Advisors in Philadelphia

November 29, 2021

PHILADELPHIA – November 29, 2021 - Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), announced the sale of Penrose Plaza, a 258,494-square-foot shopping center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a purchase price of $52 million.

“Penrose Plaza was recently redeveloped and renovated in 2017 with a host of national tenants being added to the roster, including Planet Fitness, DD’s Discount, Citi Trends, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, and Chase Bank,” said Brad Nathanson, IPA senior managing director. Anchoring Penrose Plaza is also a newly expanded and renovated 68,174-square-foot Shoprite Supermarket, a tenant at Penrose Plaza since 2004.

“The property is situated along the South Philadelphia Island Avenue corridor, which is underserved with retail in a high-barrier-to-entry urban infill market with over 144,000 people within three miles,” added Nathanson. “Given the lack of new, urban grocery-anchored supply nationally, Penrose Plaza was well received in the investment community given its dominant, market-share leading grocery-anchor and balanced roster of tenants with long-term leases, along with a cohesive co-tenancy that has operated successfully together at other centers within the city of Philadelphia.”

Nathanson represented the seller, a joint venture between Onyx Equities, Abrams Realty & Development, and Siguler Guff & Company, and procured the buyer, United Hampshire US REIT.

Strategically positioned at the intersection of Island Avenue and Lindbergh Boulevard with combined daily traffic counts exceeding 57,000, Penrose Plaza is located across from the 937,000-square-foot U.S. Post Office headquarters and is within close proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport, and interstates 95, and 76. The property was 94% occupied at the time of the sale. Sean Beuche, license no. RM424190 is Marcus & Millichap’s broker of record in Pennsylvania.


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