Retail Properties of America Buys Two Shopping Centers in Mid-Atlantic for $72.7 Million

by Katie Sloan

Falls Church, Va. and Hagerstown, Md. — Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI) has acquired a two-property portfolio of shopping centers in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor for a combined purchase price of $72.7 million.

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based shopping center REIT purchased the 138,000-square-foot Merrifield Town Center II in Falls Church for $45.7 million and the 113,000-square-foot Shoppes at Hagerstown in Hagerstown for $27 million.

RPAI owns both Merrifield Town Center I and II and plans to redevelop Merrifield II into a mixed-use project that will complement Merrifield I. Shoppes at Hagerstown was 93 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including Best Buy, Party City, Dollar Tree, Five Below and Starbucks Coffee.

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