51st and Olive avenues

The 51st & Olive Square shopping center sold for $9.2 million.

Two high-profile shopping centers sold in separate transactions in the past 60 days: Fry’s Food Store anchored 51st & Olive Square at 5116 W. Olive Ave., Glendale for $9,250,000 ($165.40 per square foot) and Playa Del Norte, 555 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe for $7,100,000 ($617.44 per square foot).

At 51st & Olive Square, Lee & Associates principals Patrick Dempsey

and Jan Fincham negotiated both sides of the transaction. The buyer

was 51 & Olive Station LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio. The 88,225-square-foot property features a Fry’s Food Store, Fry’s Fuel Station, Leslie’s Pools, UPS Store and Papa Murphy’s.

At Playa del Norte, Lee & Associates principals Patrick Dempsey, Jan Fincham, Chris McClurg and Matt Fredrick co-listed and secured the buyer, Crow Holdings Capital Real Estate of Dallas, Texas.

The 11,499-square-foot retail plaza features high-volume tenants such as Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s, Wing Stop and T-Mobile.

Both properties sold to institutional buyers for investment.