Connecticut

West Haven, Conn. — Houlihan-Parnes Properties has arranged a $2.6 million loan for the refinancing of Savin Rock Plaza, a retail center located in West Haven. Tenants at the property include Family Dollar, Peoples Bank and Dunkin’ Donuts. Built in 1985, the center was 80 percent leased at the time of financing. Jeremiah Houlihan and James Coleman of Houlihan-Parnes secured the 10-year financing on behalf of the undisclosed borrower. 

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Windsor, Conn. — First National Realty Partners (FNRP) has acquired Windsor Court, a 78,500-square-foot shopping center located in Windsor, roughly 10 miles outside Hartford. A 64,195-square-foot Stop & Shop anchors the property. Other tenants include AT&T, Windsor Court Wine, Great Clips and Edible Arrangements. Paul Penman and Johnathan Martin of Newmark represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. 

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Milford, Conn. — Private equity firm Roark Capital has entered into a definitive agreement with Subway to acquire the Milford-based restaurant chain. The price was not disclosed, but according to CNBC, Subway previously sought $10 billion, and The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Roark offered $9.6 billion. According to CNBC, other bidders reportedly included TDR Capital and Sycamore Partners. Founded more than 50 years ago by Peter Buck and Fred DeLuca, Subway boasts 36,592 restaurants globally, according to the company website. Market-research firm Technomic has reported that the chain garnered $9.8 billion in domestic sales …

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Shelton, Conn. — GreenLake Asset Management LLC has provided a $34.4 million loan for the refinancing and construction of Fount Square, a retail center currently underway in Shelton. Development at the property previously halted due to construction liens and partnership complications. The undisclosed borrower has used the loan to settle outstanding financing and more than 60 vendor liens, as well as complete a partnership buyout and also plans to use the funding to complete the project. Tenants at the property will include Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread and Taco Bell. 

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Greenwich, Conn. and Jacksonville, Fla. — Jacksonville-based REIT Regency Centers (NASDAQ: REG) has agreed to acquire Urstadt Biddle Properties (NYSE: UBA) in an all-stock transaction valued at $1.4 billion. Urstadt Biddle Properties is a REIT based in Greenwich that primarily invests in shopping centers. The combined company will have a market capitalization of approximately $11 billion and total enterprise value of approximately $16 billion. The combined portfolio will comprise 56 million square feet of gross leasable area across 481 properties. Under the terms of the agreement, Urstadt Biddle’s stockholders will …

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Ellington, Conn. — An affiliate of Connecticut-based Cornerstone Properties has sold Valley Farms Shopping Center, a 99,936-square-foot retail property located in Ellington, a northeastern suburb of Hartford, for $27.7 million. Big Y World Class Market anchors the center, which was originally built in 2007 on a 30-acre site. Other tenants include McDonald’s and Liquor World. Tom Boyle of locally based brokerage firm Chozick Realty represented the seller and procured the undisclosed buyer in the transaction.

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Groton, Conn. — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has brokered the sale of Groton Square, a 196,802-square-foot shopping center in southeastern Connecticut. Stop & Shop and Kohl’s anchor the center, which sits on 18 acres and was built in phases between 1983 and 1989. Other tenants include Panera Bread, Xfinity, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, CosmoProf, Verizon and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Jim Koury of IPA represented the buyer and seller in the transaction.

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Milford and Torrington, Conn. — BridgeCore has provided fixed-rate, bridge loans to refinance two properties occupied by Subway in Milford and Torrington. The borrowers, which were both third-party Subway franchisees, used the cash-out proceeds of the financings to settle agreements with Subway Corporate for covering lease payments during the pandemic under the Project Service program offered by the state of Connecticut.

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West Hartford, Conn. — First National Realty Partners (FNRP) has purchased Bishops Corner, a 259,104-square-foot retail center located in West Hartford, roughly five miles outside of Hartford. Tenants at the center, which is anchored by a 59,000-square-foot Target, include HomeGoods, The Paper Store, Mattress Firm, Orange Theory, AT&T, Bank of America, TD Bank, Noodles & Company, GNC, Subway and Massage Envy. Paul Penman of Newmark represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction.

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Glastonbury, Conn. — Poag Shopping Centers has purchased The Shops at Somerset Square, a 113,422-square-foot open-air shopping center located in Glastonbury, roughly 10 miles southeast of Hartford. This acquisition is the continuation of a strategic partnership with JLL, in which Poag provides development and redevelopment services and JLL provides management and leasing services. JLL currently manages Poag’s existing portfolio of 10 open-air retail centers.

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