Grocery-anchored retail center in suburban Boston sells for $44.25 million

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BOSTON– JLL Capital Markets announced that it has closed the $44.2 million sale of Stop & Shop Plaza, a 173,798-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by a high-volume Stop & Shop in the suburban Boston community of Braintree, Massachusetts.

JLL represented the seller. Sterling Organization acquired the asset.

Stop & Shop Plaza is anchored by Stop & Shop, which is the most visited grocery store within 4.5 miles. The retail center is also home to a diverse and complementary lineup of national and local tenants, including CVS Pharmacy, Town Fair Tire, The Paper Store, and Crunch Fitness.

Situated on 18.76 acres at 238-310 Grove St., Stop & Shop Plaza is in a close-in suburb 12 miles from downtown Boston. The center is easily accessible via three major highways, Interstates 95 (Route 128) and 93 and Route 3 and in an area with enormous barriers to entry to new development. The center serves a dense trade area that includes 210,000 residents with an average annual household income of more than $100,000. Stop & Shop is the dominant grocery operator in Massachusetts, with its corporate headquarters located just five miles from the property.

The JLL Capital Markets Investment Sales Advisory team representing the seller was led by Managing Director Nat Heald, Senior Managing Director Chris Angelone and Associate Zach Nitsche.

“Stop & Shop Plaza is one of the strongest grocery-anchored centers in Boston’s southern suburbs,” Heald said. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with both buyer and seller in this competitive process.”

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