SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 11, 2013 – HFF announced today the sale of Pacific Commons Shopping Center, an 865,783-square-foot regional power center in Fremont, California.
Noted as one of the largest power centers in Northern California, HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, an affiliate of Catellus Development Corporation, a TPG Real Estate investment. Heitman purchased the asset which was subject to an existing loan.
Pacific Commons Shopping Center is located at the southwest corner of Interstate 880 and Auto Mall Parkway. Completed in phases between 2004 and 2006, the center is part of a larger approximately 1.2 million-square-foot retail development situated within an 840-acre mixed-use master planned community that also includes 1.1 million square feet of office/R&D and light industrial space, an 11-dealership auto mall, 440-acre wetland preserve and a 153-acre land parcel with entitlements for 3.4 million square feet of additional office, R&D and retail. Situated on 79.2 acres, Pacific Commons Shopping Center is approximately 97 percent leased and is anchored by tenants such as Lowe’s, Costco, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Staples, Kohl’s, DSW, Target (NAP) and Cinemark Century Theaters (NAP).
The HFF investment sales team representing the seller was led by managing director Nicholas Bicardo and director Mark Damiani along with managing director Bryan Ley.
“In addition to being the most dominant and highest quality retail center within a 10-mile radius, Pacific Commons represented one of the only opportunities of 2013 to deploy $100+ million of equity into a core retail asset in Northern California in an environment where there continues to be absolute dearth of product,” said Bicardo.
Catellus Development Corporation is an Oakland, California-based national leader in mixed-use development. With nearly 30 years of experience as a master developer, Catellus has transformed former airports, military bases and urban industrial sites into thriving retail, residential and commercial communities. Catellus also excels at executing the retail and office components of these complex projects, often serving as the vertical developer.
TPG Real Estate is the real estate platform of TPG, a leading global private investment firm founded in 1992 with $55.3 billion of assets under management and offices in San Francisco, Fort Worth, Austin, Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. TPG has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, joint ventures and restructurings. Further information is available at www.tpg.com.
Heitman, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Chicago, manages more than $28 billion in assets invested directly and indirectly in real estate in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The firm’s clients include institutions, pension plans, endowments and foundations and individual investors.
HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF). HFF operates out of 22 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. For more information please visit www.hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hff.