Houston-MSA neighborhood retail center trades to DML Capital

JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the sale of The Shoppes at Kingsgate, a 156,343-square-foot, grocery-anchored neighborhood retail center located in the Kingwood master-planned community within the Houston MSA.

JLL represented the buyer, DML Capital. Chestnut Ridge Associates, LLC was the seller.

Built in 1980 and renovated from 2015 to 2017, the 95.2% occupied The Shoppes at Kingsgate is anchored by ALDI, a market leader in the grocery sector and one of America‚Äôs fastest-growing retailers. Additional tenants include Painted Tree Boutiques, Five Below and Dollar Tree. The property features a WALT of 6.6 years. Situated in the Kingwood submarket, the asset is on one of the most highly trafficked streets in the area, with 41,000 vehicles per day along Kingwood Drive. The property is at below-market vacancy, with the Kingwood submarket at an average vacancy rate of 9%.

Located 27 miles north of Downtown Houston, Kingwood is a highly sought-after, master-planned development in the Houston MSA. Spanning 14,000 acres of lush woodlands, this well-established community features over 500 acres of private parks and nature preserves, as well as 75 miles of scenic greenbelt. Renowned for its picturesque forests and excellent quality of life, the area offers top-notch schools and a wide range of outdoor and water-based recreational activities near the expansive 11,854-acre Lake Houston. With a diverse residential population of approximately 65,000, Kingwood has emerged as a vibrant commercial hub with an abundance of retail and dining opportunities.

The JLL Capital Markets Investment Advisory team was led by Senior Director John Indelli and Senior Managing Director Ryan West. Additionally, a JLL Debt Advisory team, led by Managing Director Michael Johnson and Director Michael King, sourced the financing for the buyer. JLL was able to rate lock at competitive market terms via life company financing.