BIG Shopping Centers, RED Development Acquire Summit Fair Near Kansas City

by Katie Sloan

Lee’s Summit, Mo. — A joint venture between BIG Shopping Centers USA and RED Development has acquired Summit Fair, a 516,268-square-foot shopping center, for an undisclosed price.

Located 25 miles southeast of Kansas City in Lee’s Summit, Summit Fair is anchored by Macy’s and JC Penney. Other tenants in the open-air lifestyle center include Victoria’s Secret, Chico’s, Francesca’s and LOFT. Summit Fair boasts approximately 50 tenants.

Along with the news of the acquisition, the joint venture also announced a 50,000-square-foot Dick’s Sporting Goods and a 20,000-square-foot H&M will open at Summit Fair in spring 2017. Dick’s Sporting Goods will relocate to Summit Fair from its existing store currently open at RED’s sister property, SummitWoods Crossing. An additional 5,000 square feet of space is available in the H&M building.

“Summit Fair is already a dynamic, high-performing retail property serving a vibrant market, and the addition of Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M and other top-drawing retail concepts sets the stage for continued success,” says Mike Ebert, managing partner at RED Development.

The joint venture, known as BIG RED Portfolio LLC, has a portfolio consisting of 10 retail assets totaling over 3.5 million square feet in four states. Within the joint venture, BIG USA, acts primarily as a co-investment partner contributing leasing and management direction while RED Development manages, leases and operates the assets.

— Christina Cannon

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