BOSTON— Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced the completion of the sale of Garden City Center in Greater Providence, RI on behalf of a public pension fund advised by TA Realty LLC to WS Development and CrossHarbor Capital Partners.
Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets Robert Griffin, Vice Chairman Geoffrey Millerd, Senior Managing Director Justin Smith, Director Paul Penman and Senior Financial Analyst Samantha Torto oversaw the transaction of the Whole Foods-anchored lifestyle center.
Totaling 530,629 square feet, Garden City Center is Rhode Island’s premier shopping destination. Anchored by a high-volume Whole Foods Market and best-in-class national retailers including lululemon, L.L.Bean, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Sephora and Williams Sonoma as well as high-quality local retailers and restaurants, the mixed-use property serves as the focal point of the community for shopping, dining and entertainment.
“As one of the most high-profile shopping destinations in New England, Garden City Center draws from an expansive trade area that stretches across all of Rhode Island and extends into neighboring Massachusetts and Connecticut,” said Millerd regarding the asset’s regional notoriety.
Garden City Center draws from a trade area of approximately 1.6 million people with an average household income of $86,000. The best-in-class lifestyle center, which opened in 1948, has succeeded in large part due to its unique ability serve the community.
“This site meets more than simple market demand for branded retail, it fulfills the community’s need for entertainment and social interaction with an unmatched programming opportunity,” said Smith. “The asset’s exceptional traffic produces extraordinary sales for many of the retailers who identify Garden City Center as their sole location serving the state of Rhode Island.”