Joint Venture to Redevelop East Hills Mall in Southern California

by Katie Sloan

Bakersfield, Calif. — A joint venture between C & C Properties Inc. and MarkChris Investments has announced the redevelopment of East Hills Mall in Bakersfield, roughly 110 miles north of Los Angeles.

The 414,000-square-foot enclosed regional mall will be transformed into a 350,000-square-foot, open-air lifestyle center. A state-of-the-art movie theater will anchor the development, which is set to feature a collection of restaurants, retail and entertainment space.

Renovations will include the addition of a large outdoor plaza, water fountain, and seating and landscaping around the movie theater complex. Development plans also include the addition of several buildings along Mall View Road for shops, restaurants and services.

The buyers acquired the mall from a joint venture between Retail Equities LLC and El Corte Ingles in late December 2016. Duane Keathley, Vince Roche and Josh Sherley of Cushman & Wakefield | Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors represented both the buyer and seller in that transaction, and have been retained by the new ownership to lease the redeveloped center.

Construction is expected to begin this year, with completion scheduled for fall 2018.

—   Katie Sloan

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