Raleigh, N.C. — A partnership between M&J Wilkow and Bailard Inc. has bought two retail centers totaling 323,000 square feet in Raleigh for $43.6 million. Midtown Commons is a 138,756-square-foot power center with tenants including Starbucks Coffee, T.J. Maxx and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Shoppes at Midway Plantation, a neighboring 184,244-square-foot power center, has tenants including Michael’s, Ross Dress for Less, Kay Jewelers, Saltgrass Steak House and Rack Room Shoes. The partners plan to implement a new leasing strategy to bring new-to-market retailers to the centers, as well as upgrade the centers’ amenities. The seller(s) was not disclosed.