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Grocery-anchored shopping centers have become a popular retail asset class in the last few years as investors looked for properties that would be Internet resistant. Recently, however, there has been an increase in demand for non-anchored grocery centers as well. Increased prices for grocery-anchored centers are a major factor in this trend, but retail investors are also finding value in retail beyond daily needs. Matthews Real Estate Investment Services recently brokered a deal for Del Oro Marketplace, a 102,000-square-foot shopping center in Oceanside, for $41.7 million and a cap rate of 4.92% in a deal that highlights the trend. We sat down with Matthews Real Estate Investment Services EVP El Warner, who represented the seller in the deal with associate Caitlin Zirpolo, for an exclusive interview to talk about the recent deal and why investors are opening up to non-grocery-anchored shopping centers.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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