CityView Commercial, Jacobs REA Buy 1-Million-Square-FootSouthlake Mall in Metro Atlanta

by Alex Tostado

Morrow, Ga. — A partnership between two New York-based investment firms, CityView Commercial LLC (CVC) and Jacobs Real Estate Advisors (Jacobs REA), has purchased Southlake Mall in metro Atlanta.

The two-story, 1 million-square-foot mall is located off Interstate 75 at 1000 Southlake Circle in Morrow, about 17 miles south of Atlanta in Clayton County. Anchored by Macy’s and an event venue known as Morrow Center, Southlake Mall’s tenant roster includes Carousel Kids, Champs Sports, Foot Locker, The Children’s Place, a food court, Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, Things Remembered, Zales Jewelry and Jimmy Jazz, an apparel retailer that is also the parent company of CVC. H&M, Forever 21 RED and Chime Solutions are newcomers to Southlake Mall, according to CVC. Last summer, Sears closed its Southlake Mall store. CVC is the real estate arm for the Jimmy Jazz retail chain that owns and operates more than 200 stores in 18 states. Led by Jimmy Khezrie and Jack Friedler, CVC focuses on acquiring and repositioning value-add retail assets. Led by Sholom Jacobs, Jacobs REA is a value-add investment firm based in Lawrence, New York, with a regional office at Dalton Outlet Shops in Dalton, Georgia. The seller and sales price were undisclosed, but Los Angeles-based Vintage Real Estate purchased the mall back in 2014.

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