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Jewel-Oscos Keep Bringing In Out-Of-State Investors

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Stony Island Plaza in Chicago

After several years when investors couldn’t seem to get enough of the Chicago region’s Mariano’s outlets, buyers in 2019 have focused a lot of attention on Jewel-Oscos.

Woodland Hills, California-based NewMark Merrill Cos. just bought Stony Island Plaza in Chicago for $17.3M. The 160K SF retail center, anchored by a 70K SF Jewel-Osco and a 25K SF dd’s Discounts, is 10 miles south of downtown Chicago on the corner of 95th Street and Stony Island Avenue. It is about 93% occupied, according to officials from Mid-America Real Estate Corp., which brokered the deal.

Earlier this year, RREEF Property Trust, the daily net asset value REIT of Germany’s DWS Group, acquired Elston Plaza, a Jewel-Osco-anchored property at the intersection of Addison, Elston and Kedzie avenues in Chicago.

Other Jewel-Osco sales this year include 16625 West 159th St. in suburban Lockport, which a private investor bought for $13M, and another at 1660 Larking Ave. in Elgin, bought for $14.8M.

Mid-America principal Rick Drogosz was the exclusive broker in the Stony Island transaction on behalf of Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Real Estate Investors. NewMark Merrill’s portfolio now includes more than 80 shopping centers across the U.S.

UPDATE, Sept. 27, 11 A.M. CST: This story has been updated to include the price of Stony Island Plaza.