Two adjacent retail assets in Houston trade to Bridgewell

JLL Capital Markets has closed the sale of two adjacent Houston retail centers, including the 49,359-square-foot Sunridge Shopping Center (Sunridge) and the 44,398-square-foot Westchase Plaza (Westchase).

JLL worked on behalf of the seller, Whitestone REIT. An entity controlled by Houston-based Bridgewell Property Management, LLC acquired both assets. The privately held Bridgewell and its affiliates own over 30 retail, industrial, storage and mixed-use properties totaling two million square feet in the Houston MSA.

Situated in the Westchase trade area, Sunridge Shopping Center (3800 S. Gessner Road) and Westchase Plaza (3700 S. Gessner Road) are located at the northwest and southwest corners of Westpark Drive and S. Gessner Road. The hard corner locations provide the centers with visibility to almost 80,000 vehicles per day. The immediate trade area has been the recipient of tremendous tenant demand, as well as little new supply additions and is now approximately 97% leased. Tenants are drawn to the area’s density with over 30,000 residents within a one-mile radius.

Institutionally managed and leased by the Whitestone REIT for over 20 years, Westchase and Sunridge are 80% leased shopping centers featuring a tenant lineup of La Tapatia, Little Caesars, Subway, United States Postal Service and several additional local retail and medical tenants. The average tenure at the center is 11.7 years.

The JLL Retail Capital Markets Investment Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Director Ryan West, Senior Director John Indelli and Analysts Clay Anderson and Ryan Olive.

The two properties will be managed by Keen Realty and leased by Hunington Properties, Inc.