Vestar Development Company, in a joint venture with a fund advised by UBS Global Asset Management, has paid $84.84 million, or about $179 per square foot, for Riverside Plaza -- a 475,211-square-foot retail center located on 35 acres in Riverside, CA.
The sale marks one of the largest investment transactions in the Inland Empire in the past ten years, significant in a secondary market known more for its industrial properties.
"Riverside Plaza provides us with a value-added investment opportunity in a premier region of Southern California," said Rick Kuhle, president of Vestar. "Our goal is to significantly upgrade the center with new landscape and amenities while bringing in new retailers."
Located adjacent to the I-91 Freeway, Riverside Plaza is 92 percent leased to a diverse tenant roster including Vons Supermarket, Trader Joes, CVS, Regal Cinemas, Chicos, JoS A Bank, California Pizza Kitchen and Forever 21. The property provides a stable cash flow and a strong demographic mix according to Jeff Axtell, director of acquisitions and development at Vestar.
Bryan Ley, Ryan Gallagher, John Crump and CJ Osbrink with HFF represented the seller, Westminster Funds. Vestar, which now manages more than 22 million square feet of retail space
in the West, was self-represented in the sale.
Please see CoStar COMPS #2563494 for additional information on this transaction.