Wheeler REIT Purchases Shopping Center in Macon for $37.3 Million

by Katie Sloan

Macon, Ga. — Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. has purchased Rivergate Shopping Center, a 205,811-square-foot, Publix-anchored development located in Macon.

The shopping center was 95.5 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Dollar Tree, T-Mobile and H&R Block. The property features eight outparcels, including a standalone Starbucks Coffee, Buffalo Wild Wings, IHOP and Steak N’ Shake, as well as co-tenant buildings leased to FedEx/Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts/Subway, Planet Fitness/SkyZone and Pet Supermarket/Tuesday Morning. Wheeler REIT financed the acquisition using a three-year bank loan that features one year of interest-only payments, 25-year amortization schedule for years two and three, a floating interest rate and 65 percent LTV.

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