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Grossman Development Group Expands Footprint with Acquisitions In CT and ME

August 16, 2019
JFK Plaza, Waterville ME

FRAMINGHAM–Grossman Development Group, LLC (GDG) recently added two shopping plazas two their portfolio via acquisitions in Maine and Connecticut.

JFK Plaza in Waterville, Maine and Middletown Plaza in Middletown, CT were sold to a joint venture of Grossman Development Group, LLC, Hollister & Moore, LLC and the New Haven Group. Financing for both acquisitions was provided by United Bank.

JFK Plaza is a 151,000 square foot grocery-anchored shopping center along Kennedy Memorial Drive, a major thoroughfare that connects downtown Waterville to Interstate 95. The region’s educational and medical hub, Waterville is home to Colby College and Thomas College as well as Maine General Medical Center and Inland Hospital. JFK Plaza is anchored by an exceptionally high-volume Hannaford, the region’s dominant grocer, as well as a diverse mix of nationally recognized tenants including TJ Maxx, Tractor Supply Company and JOANN Fabrics and Crafts.

As a 150,000 square foot retail shopping center, Middletown Plaza sits on 10 acres in the heart of the retail trade area for Middletown and is in close proximity to the well-known liberal arts college Wesleyan University. The property, slated for redevelopment, is anchored by Staples, Petco, Big Lots and a mix of local and national tenants.

“As we continue to focus our portfolio growth acquiring strong-performing shopping centers with value-add leasing opportunities, JFK Plaza and Middletown Plaza fit nicely into our strategy,” commented Howard Grossman, President & Managing Principal of GDG. “We love the college and university-anchored communities.”

Leasing and management for both properties is being handled by Grossman Retail Advisors, a subsidiary of GDG and is already underway.

Howard Grossman