Foster City Shopping Center Sells

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Acquires Foster City Property for Nearly $17.4 Million

Santa Clara, Calif. (June, 2012) — Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank today announced that Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC), a REIT and owner and manager of necessity-based retail properties, purchased Foster City’s Marlin Cove Shopping Center from a private investor for $17.38 million.  Comprising 74,596 square feet that includes a three-story office building, the center is located at 1070-1098 Foster City Boulevard in Foster City, California.  Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank’s Ryan Forsyth and Scott Crowle were involved in the off-market transaction.

“Scott Crowle and I continually search the market for good investment opportunities,” said Ryan Forsyth.  “We seek properties in healthy, core Bay Area locations, which provide opportunities for our clients to increase a property’s value.  Marlin Cove has all the hallmarks of a great opportunistic investment and we are pleased that we were able to help ROIC secure it.”

Marlin Cove Shopping Center is located in a residential area adjacent to Foster City’s newest luxury rental community, Marlin Cove.  The property is one contiguous center including 53,379 square feet of retail and 21,217 square feet of office space.  Marlin Cove Shopping Center is currently 82 percent occupied by well-known tenants including 99 Ranch Market, Starbucks, Round Table Pizza, UPS Store, and office tenant PrimePay.  As one of the most active shopping center investors in the Bay Area, ROIC plans to quickly lease the remaining available space.

ROIC is a fully integrated real estate company that qualified as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The company is focused on acquiring, owning, leasing, repositioning and managing a diverse portfolio of necessity-based retail properties, including, primarily, well located community and neighborhood shopping centers, anchored by national or regional supermarkets and drugstores. ROIC targets properties strategically situated in densely populated, middle and upper income markets in western and eastern regions of the United States. The Company presently owns and operates thirty-two shopping centers encompassing approximately 3,600,000 square feet.

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