Phoenix – Shopping center owner Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments has sold five centers in the Phoenix area in separate transactions for a total of $32 million. The transactions took place in the fourth quarter of 2021. The company sold Trailside Center in Mesa for $2.7 million; the company had owned the property since 1994. In Phoenix, the company sold Tower Plaza along Cave Creek Road for $2.4 million. In Peoria, Pollack sold the 67,000-square-foot Olive Plaza for $4.6 million. Pollack sold Apache Central Center in Tempe to the City of Tempe for $10.6 million. The city plans to redevelop the 44,000-square-foot property into a mixed-use center providing affordable housing and retail. The largest sale for the company was the disposition of the 86,000-square-foot Lindsay Marketplace in Mesa for $11.2 million.
Pollack had purchased most of the centers in the 1990s, with one purchased in 2003. “These were all opportunistic buys,” says Michael Pollack. “We were able to get a great deal on all these centers when we purchased them back in the 1990s through early 2000s. We renovated them inside and out, and then held onto the centers for many years bringing the occupancy levels up to almost 100 percent while giving the communities back a center they could be proud of for many years to come. We sold these properties at precisely the best time in the market.”