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Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors arranged the $17.2-million sale of an Omaha shopping center acquired by a high-volume Hy-Vee grocery store

Hanley Closes Sale of Grocery-Anchored Omaha Retail

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors arranged the sale of Applewood Centre, a 98.6%-occupied, 112,005-square-foot shopping center anchored by a high-volume Hy-Vee grocery store in Omaha. The sale price was $17.2 million.  
EVPs Jeff Lefko and Bill Asher represented the seller, Woodsonia Real Estate, Inc. of Omaha. The buyer, a Portland, OR family office, transacted all-cash.  

“We generated tremendous interest and competitive offers from the private investment community for an institutional quality shopping center during a time in the market when institutional buyers had pressed pause on acquisitions for these types of grocery-anchored assets,” said Lefko.   

He added, “The buyer was attracted to Hy-Vee’s strong store sales, its long-term operating history at the center and the recent, substantial capital that Hy-Vee had invested into this particular location. The subject property also offered immediate stability for the buyer with long-term sustainability and future upside due to the below-market rent in the Hy-Vee lease.”  


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