Stony Point Fashion Park sold to Florida firm for $15M


Stony Place Trend Park sold Monday for $14.6 million. (File image)

Soon after two decades in receivership adhering to a default from its prior operator, Stony Position Fashion Park is in new hands.

The South Richmond mall bought Monday for $14.6 million, city information display. The purchaser is Next Horizon Cash, a Florida-dependent authentic estate expenditure firm.

2nd Horizon’s was one of eight initial provides on the mall, according to court docket paperwork. All those were being later on whittled down to four delivers ranging from $13.2 million to $14.6 million.

The 421,000-square-foot mall and 45-acre residence had been most not too long ago assessed by the city at $40.8 million.

In an job interview Wednesday, Next Horizon co-founder Howard Levine mentioned his group is still pinpointing its ideas for Stony Position. Levine mentioned they are in the beginning concentrating on reinvigorating the mall even though also achieving out to the neighborhood about what it would like to see on the internet site in the upcoming.

“As we go (by means of the structure approach) we’re planning to reach out to stakeholders and authorities leaders to find out far more about the demands of our community,” Levine reported. “There’s a large amount of suggestions that we know exist for it, but it is a very little untimely to get distinct and concrete.”

The sale will come two years right after the 19-yr-aged shopping mall fell into receivership as its previous operator, Starwood Retail Companions, fell behind on its payments on the financial debt securing the house. Starwood experienced procured the mall in 2014 for $72 million from its authentic developer.

Second Horizon’s transaction was recorded with the city April 4, about 3 weeks immediately after a Richmond Circuit Court decide issued an purchase approving the sale.

Levine and small business husband or wife Camilo Varela founded Second Horizon past yr. Levine claimed their backgrounds are in redeveloping property related to Stony Place.

“We search to reimagine big-scale, underutilized properties, and genuinely change them into vivid locations and financial engines,” Levine stated. “We’re genuinely centered on property that require to go through major, effects-centered transitions.”

He stated it’s their 1st deal in Richmond and that they were being drawn to the area by its financial environment, which he described as strong.

“One other factor that truly drew us was … contemplating about what this residence could come to be in the upcoming and creating it as a considerable action hub for the neighborhood and Richmond much more broadly,” Levine reported.

JLL had the listing on the shopping mall for its sale, and Levine claimed the company will keep on on as property supervisors for Stony Issue.

Because opening in 2003, Stony Position has appeared to wrestle above the years as opposed to friends like Limited Pump City Centre, a further outdoor shopping mall that opened two months before. Though there have been a couple of newcomers to Stony Point in latest several years, like Stumpy’s Hatchet Household and Edible Schooling, extra tenants have been on their way out currently, with shops like Banana Republic, Sur La Table and Les Crepes closing because 2020.

Courtroom documents related to the mall’s receivership paint a more in-depth photo of the offer.

Two of Stony Point’s a few anchor areas had been not included in the sale: those people occupied by Dillard’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, which both equally very own their properties. The deal also incorporated an 11-acre parking lot at the mall’s north close that was bought to Dillard’s for $1, for each the March 15 court docket purchase.

The 89,000-sq.-foot previous Dick’s Sporting Goods anchor place, which has been vacant since 2018, was integrated in the deal, as was the 41-acre parking great deal that was previously owned by the Richmond Financial Development Authority. Once eyed as a achievable growth website for the shopping mall, the EDA-owned parking good deal was transferred to the mall’s previous owner previous year for no value — some thing that was probable mainly because of a clause in the 2002 arrangement in between the town and Taubman Centers, the mall’s authentic developer.

Wells Fargo Financial institution was the trustee overseeing the mall’s receivership. A attorney symbolizing the lender submitted a movement requesting authorization to provide the mall on March 1, a request that was authorised two months afterwards.

In the March 1 motion, Wells Fargo’s attorney states that previous September it acquired 8 preliminary provides on the shopping mall that they later on whittled down to 4. It states that Second Horizon was awarded the suitable to acquire the residence in November.

Leonard Sledge, the city’s economic progress director, explained he’s glad to see the sale of the mall full. He extra that the metropolis is also mindful of the potential land use advice for the shopping mall site as specified in the Richmond 300 master system, which identifies Stony Point as a “priority expansion node” for the metropolis.

“We appear ahead to working with the new proprietors to hear their thoughts and options on a revitalization of (Stony Stage),” Sledge mentioned.

  • • BizSense reporter Jonathan Spiers contributed to this report.

Correction: The square-footage and acreage of the elements of the shopping mall home involved in the transaction were initially misreported. Individuals information have been corrected. 


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