ONTARIO, CA-Faris Lee Investments has completed the $11.75million sale of the Town Center Ontario, a 128,330-square-footretail property that was 85% vacant at the close of escrow. Builtin 2002, the center is situated on approximately 11.59 acres and islocated at 701-769 N. Milliken Ave in Ontario, CA. Faris Lee wasable to secure an international buyer prepared to pay all cash forthe location.

Donald MacLellan, senior managing director, Faris LeeInvestments, and Richard Walter, president, Faris Lee Investments,represented the seller, LNR, based in Miami. The buyer, who paidall cash, was France-based Oxylane Groupe-Decathlon, a manufacturerof sports apparel and equipment.

Oxylane Groupe-Decathlon was represented by Epsteen &Assoc./Samuels Co. With this transaction, the retailer hasconfirmed Ontario as one of its first US retail locations. Thebuyer cited the high traffic location at the confluence of the I-10and I-15 freeways across from Ontario Mills, California’s largestoutlet and value retail shopping destination at 1.7million-square-feet, as important to its decision. Ontario Millsattracts more than 20 million visitors annually, according to FarisLee.

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