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Urban Edge Nabs Two Boston-Area Centers for $309M 

Urban Edge Properties has closed on the $309-million acquisition of two Boston-area shopping centers, Gateway Center in Everett and Shoppers World in Framingham. The seller was Site Centers. 

The New York City-based REIT described Shoppers World as “the premier open air shopping center in the Boston suburbs.” It totals 758,000 square feet and is, anchored by Best Buy, Nordstrom Rack and several TJX Companies concepts including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeSense and Sierra Trading.  

Gateway Center, a 639,000-square-foot shopping center, is anchored by Target, Costco and Home Depot. “These properties support the company’s strategy of acquiring high-quality retail real estate with future growth potential while providing us with critical mass in the Boston market,” Urban Edge said in a statement. 

The acquisition was funded in part through a 1031 exchange in which Urban Edge sold its 1.2 million-square-foot East Hanover, NJ industrial portfolio for a price of $217.5 million. 


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