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Macerich, a real estate firm that owns, operates, and develops retail and mixed-use properties, Thursday announced it has sold Paradise Valley Mall, one of its “non-core” Phoneix assets.
Paradise Valley Mall traded hands for $100 million to a newly formed joint venture with an affiliate of RED Development, according to the announcement.
The 1970s-era Paradise Valley Mall has been rezoned to “better reflect local demand for a wider mix of offerings” on the 92-acre site. Uses will include high-end grocery, restaurants, multi-family residences, offices, retail shops, and other elements.
The transaction, which closed on March 29, 2021, generated net proceeds for Macerich of approximately $95 million. Macerich will retain a five percent joint venture interest in this multi-year, multi-phased project led by RED, a Phoenix-based mixed-use real estate company.
“As the retail landscape continues to evolve here in Arizona and around the country, our decision to realize the market value of this non-core asset makes sense for Macerich,” Ed Coppola, President at Macerich, said. “Our focus remains on Macerich’s top-tier, market-dominant properties that will continue to benefit from the industry’s increasing momentum toward high-quality destinations.”
The redevelopment will feature approximately 3.25 million square feet of non-residential uses and 3.25 million square feet of residential uses (~2,500 multi-family dwelling units) for a total of approximately 6.5 million square feet of occupied building area.
While the majority of the center will be closed in the next few months to begin the redevelopment, Costco, JC Penney, The Phoenix Public Library – Mesquite Branch, and mass transit station all will remain open.