Black Oak Associates

Black Oak Associates Acquires Giant Anchored New Town Village Shopping Center in Owings Mills

June 27, 2012

Owings Mills, MD- Black Oak Associates, Inc., the Owings Mills, Maryland headquartered commercial real estate development and investment group, has purchased a 117,000 square foot shopping center in Owings Mills, Maryland for $22.5 million. Anchored by Giant Food, the center is located on Lakeside Boulevard at Groffs Mill Drive and includes Merritt Athletic Club, Starbucks, M&T Bank and a number of local shops and eateries. Financing for the acquisition was provided by Rockville Bank headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Black Oak has retained Keith Barnett and his team at KLNB Retail as the leasing representative for the property which is currently over 94% leased.

According to Dara Hewat of Black Oak,

“New Town Village is only minutes from our office headquarters. Our team has been shopping the Giant and other stores for a long time so we are intimately familiar with this property and trade area. The existing merchants provide a wide variety of dining, grocery and services to the community that we will support and help to grow in coming years.”

As with previous investments, Black Oak was attracted to this project for its long-term viability and investment potential. The New Town acquisition marks Black Oak’s fifth in the past year and a half. The other centers recently acquired include South Cumberland Marketplace in Cumberland, Maryland, Hastings Marketplace in Manassas, Virginia, Laurel Gardens in Laurel, Maryland, and Unity Village Shoppes in Latrobe, Pennsylvania which was a debt purchase.

Black Oak Associates is a regional, private development company that specializes in creating retail and mixed-use projects with a focus on long term performance and efficiency driven sustainability. The firm focuses on shopping centers located in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company’s portfolio currently includes thirteen centers comprising approximately two million square feet.

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