Reza Investment Group

Press Coverage

  • 2013 Sees $1T-Plus in CRE Deals
    GlobeSt.com

    Last year, there were over $1 trillion of global commercial real estate transactions. One-third of that occurred in China, and much of it is from the sale of speculative land, which is driving significant wealth growth in China.

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  • Inflation, Downsizing Good for Core Markets
    Globe St.

    IRVINE, CA-Core retail assets can benefit from rising interest rates in the long run, as long as they’re well capitalized, Reza Etedali, head of REZA Investment Group tells GlobeSt.com. “There seems to be a lot of uncertainty among investors about the potential for rising interest rates and rising cap rates, but our feeling is that well-located assets in core markets that have good long-term capital behind them will weather any kind of macro market challenges that come.”

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  • Conquering Debt Mountains



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  • $100 Million Facelift
    Los Angeles Times

    Reza Etedali, chief executive of retail investment advisory firm Reza Investment Group, said that although "it's counterintuitive" to upgrade Fashion Island now, it could actually be a smart financial move. With demand for new construction down, well-funded companies such as Irvine Co. "can really take advantage" of lower prices for labor and materials, he said. Last year, the company completed its exclusive Resort at Pelican Hill, a luxury hotel in nearby Newport Coast. "If you have capital to do improvements, this is probably one of the best times to do it," Etedali said. "There's significant cost savings to do remodeling and repositioning of assets right now."

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  • Ethnic Power Fuels Store Growth
    Kiplinger.com

    Stores catering to ethnic groups are a hot commodity for mall owners. As thousands of storefronts go empty, ethnic targeted retailers and services are providing glimmers of hope for struggling real estate owners and developers. Mall owners desperate to fill space will offer low-rent deals to such retailers. The new ethnic stores can transform an entire shopping center. For one thing, the fast growing group of retailers can attract customers from far away. And once they’re at the mall, those shoppers tend to stay and make purchases at neighboring stores, too. “What’s unique about ethnic centers is they can become destination centers,” says Reza Etedali, CEO and founder of Reza Investment Group, a retail real estate investment advisory firm that puts a special focus on ethnic retail developments. “People reach [out] to go look for them. Sometimes you don’t need to be in a high-profile location as long as you have the right tenants.”

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  • International Shopping Center Convention Panel
    ICSC

    In May 2009, Reza Etedali moderated an International Shopping Center Convention (ICSC) panel that featured some of the top minds in the retail industry. This highly informative and timely panel addressed how major players in the business are formulating real estate valuation and developing strategies to execute transactions in this ever-evolving market.

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  • Ralph's Center Sells for $17.6 Million
    Costar

    The property at 1413 Hawthorne Boulevard in Redondo Beach has been acquired from Weingarten Realty Investors for $17.6 Million.

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  • Remodeled Centers Command $42M
    GlobeSt.com

    An 80,259-sf portion of a recently remodeled 130,259-sf center in Murrieta has traded for $24 million and a remodeled 69,649-sf Ralphs supermarket in Redondo Beach has sold for $17.6 million, according to REZA Investment Group, which brokered both sales.

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  • REZA Ranks Amongst the Top in the Nation for Shopping Center Sales

    REZA Investment Group, the premier retail investment advisory firm, has been recognized for its overall sales volume in 2007.

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  • Whole Foods Market Building Sold in Pasadena, Latest in String of Retail Sales
    CPN

    Over the past 45 days, our closed transactions have totaled approximately $150 million indicating the significant amount of equity in the market despite the volatile conditions of today's capital market environment," said Reza Etedali, Reza founder & CEO. "This is a brand new Whole Foods store. It is the largest built on the West Coast and it is in one of the premium locations in Southern California, where there is a strong urban element," Etedali told CPN today. "This development shows that there is still a demand for high quality assets."

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  • Venture Sells Northern California Property for $29.1 Mln
    Commercial Real Estate Direct

    A joint venture between Kimco Realty Corp. and Prudential Real Estate Investors has sold Manteca Marketplace, a 171,973-square-foot retail property in Manteca, Calif., for $29.1 million.

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  • $21 Million Hawthorne, CA Retail Transaction
    CA Real Estate Journal

    A private investor purchased a 56,000-square-foot retail building at 2750 W. 120th St. from Primestor Properties for $21.1 million. REZA Investment Group Inc. brokered the transaction.

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  • Orange County Center Rides Wave of Hybrid Centers

    When its phased opening is complete this fall, the $300 million The District at Tustin Legacy will be both a one-a-kind project for its market and a sign of things to come for retail centers nationwide. The million-square-foot hybrid shopping center is Orange County, Calif.'s largest new center to open in a decade. "What makes it an anomaly here is that they were able to do it in Orange County," said Reza Etedali, CEO of REZA Investment Group Inc., an Orange County-based investment advisory firm specializing in retail.

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  • Passco Cos. Acquires Retail Center for $20 Million

    Passco Cos. has acquired the newly constructed 56,747-square-foot Phase III of Laveen Village Marketplace, a 197,689-square-foot retail center located at the intersection of Baseline Road and 51st Avenue in Laveen, Ariz., from Weingarten Realty Investors for $20 million.

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  • REZA Investment Group Brokers $27.3 Million Sale of Vineyard
    RE Business Online

    ONTARIO, CALIF. - Laeroc Partners recently acquired Vineyard Village, a two property community shopping center located at the corner of 60 Freeway and Vineyard Avenue in Ontario, from an undisclosed buyer for $27.3 million.

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  • REZA Investment Group Brokers $30.5 Sale
    RE Business Online

    Oregon City Capital LLC has purchased Oregon City Shopping Center, a 246,857-square-foot community shopping center located in Oregon City, for $30.5 million.

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  • BPG Fund Pays $23.9Mln for Vegas Retail Center
    Realpoint

    08-27-07 A fund sponsored by BPG Properties Ltd. has paid $23.9 million for Winterwood Pavilion, a 144,653-square-foot retail center in Las Vegas.

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  • Passco Closes $20 Mil Arizona Retail Buy
    The Retail Page

    SoCal-based Passco Companies LLC has acquired the 56.7k sf Phase II of Laveen Village Marketplace in Phoenix for $20 mil ($353/sf). The 197.7k sf center is located on Baseline Rd at 51st Ave in Laveen a fast-growing suburb of Phoenix.

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  • Time for a Makeover: Retail Investors/Developers Pursue
    CoStar

    One of the biggest industry trends identified at this year's International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Spring Conference in Las Vegas is the increasing prevalence of "re-do's" among retail developers.

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  • Investors Use REZA to Sharpen Their SoCal Retail Portfolios
    RenTV

    REZA Investment Group, the OC-based retail investment brokerage firm, recently brokered a pair of notable SoCal deals, in Adelanto and National City.

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  • Commonwealth Square Sells for $38.5 Million
    RE Business Online

    FOLSOM, CALIF. - Doerken Properties has acquired Commonwealth Square, a 141,310-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Folsom, for $38.5 million. Tenants include Raley's Supermarket, Hollywood Video, Century 21, H&R Block and Papa Murphy's Pizza. Irvine, Calif.-based REZA Investment Group brokered the transaction.

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  • Pacific Castle Acquires 127,224-Square-Foot Retail Center for $25.53 Million
    RE Business Online

    NATIONAL CITY, CALIF. - Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Castle has acquired Bay Plaza, a 127,224-square-foot community shopping center in National City, for approximately $25.53 million. Los Angeles-based SAFCO Capital Corp. sold the property, which is anchored by a 21,241-square-foot Seafood City Supermarket. REZA Investment Group brokered the transaction.

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  • REZA Brokers Sale of Palmdale Shopping Center
    CA Real Estate Journal

    PALMDALE - Palmdale Shopping Center LLC purchased the Palmdale Shopping Center, 81,050 square feet of retail space, from an undisclosed seller for $10.84 million. REZA Investment Group represented the seller. The buyer represented itself.

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  • Union Square Retail Property Trades for $1,138/sf
    NC News Headlines, The Retail Page

    An unnamed buyer has picked up a notable retail property in San Francisco's Union Square, after paying $14 mil for a 12.3k sf ($1,138/sf) building at 39 Stockton, just off of Market St. The three-level, single-tenant asset, currently leased to The United Colors of Benneton, was sold by Nord Capital Real Estate of Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Hawaiian Shopping Center Sells for $33Mln
    CA Real Estate Journal

    Kauai Village, a 113,501-square-foot shopping center in the Kapaa Town section of Kauai, Hawaii, has been sold to Pacific Coastal Partners of Los Angeles for $33 million.

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  • Suburban Phoenix Retail Center Sold for $36Mln
    CA Real Estate Journal

    Chandler Heights Marketplace, a brand-new 75,597-square-foot shopping center in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz., has been bought by an affiliate of Passco Real Estate Enterprises for $36 million.

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  • 82,000-SF Shopping Center Fetches $17M
    GlobeSt.com

    Royal Investors Group LLC of California has bought the 81,722-sf Palms to Pines shopping center from ScanlanKemperBard of Portland, OR for $17.4 million, SKB reports. The Portland-based real estate merchant bank acquired the center for $11.7 million in 2003 when it was 84% occupied and has increased occupancy to 93%.

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  • 432,000-SF Regional Mall Changes Hands

    Country Club Plaza, a 432,000-sf regional mall here, has changed hands for $57.75 million. LaeRoc Partners Inc. of Hermosa Beach acquired the property from Camwatt LLC (formerly Urban Retail Partners LLC)

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  • Rolling Ridge Center Fetches Nearly $22M
    GlobeSt.com

    A buyer from Buena Park who paid $21.5 million for the 86,000-sf Rolling Ridge retail center plans to replace a former Ralphs grocery store at the center with a Ranch 99 Market.

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  • Neighborhood Retail Center Commands $10M
    GlobeSt.com

    Bear Valley Plaza LLC, 1031 exchange, highlighting demand for grocery-anchored retail assets.

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  • Tiffany Center Gets $37M

    A 28,072-sf retail property that is anchored by one of the few Tiffany's stores in the Southland generated interest among investors from around the globe, with the winning bid of $37 million coming from an overseas group financed by Anglo Irish Bank.

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  • Wal-Mart-Anchored Shopping Center Sells for $55M
    Commercial Property News

    Anticipating the allure of Wal-Mart to attract other tenants, an Irvine, Calif., shopping center anchored by the retail giant has sold for more than $55 million to a local undisclosed private investor.

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  • Grocery-Anchored Center Brings $29M
    GlobeSt.com

    CA-Investment activity remains hot in the local retail market. In one of the most recent deals, Los Coches Village, a 67,000-sf grocery-anchored shopping center, traded hands. Westlake Village, CA-based Los Coches Properties LLC paid $29 million to La Jolla, CA-based Los Coches Village LLC in the deal

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  • Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Sold for $136 Million
    Los Angeles Business Journal

    Hager Pacific Properties has sold the 860,000 square-foot Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza for about $136 million to Capri Capital Advisors LLC, a minority-owned firm that invests in African-American and Hispanic areas.

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  • REZA Starts a Renaissance in Vegas
    RenTV

    REZA Investment Group Inc, the Irvine-based retail investment advisory firm led by Reza Etedali, is well known for brokering the sales of many high profile malls and neighborhood shopping centers around the country.

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  • 99,804-SF Desert Square Sells for $12M to L.A.
    GlobeSt.com

    In a relatively quick turnaround time, Weingarten Realty Investors has sold the 99,804-sf Desert Square for $12 million to a Los Angeles-based investment group.

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  • REZA Brokers Sale of Three Shopping Centers For Combined $65 Million

    REZA Investment Group Inc. brokered deals for sales of shopping centers in Tucson, Las Vegas and Porterfield, Calif., for a total of more than $65 million in transactions to three different buyers.

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  • Retail Real Estate Investment Activity Will Grow in 2006, Survey Says
    Commercial Property News

    A report released yesterday shows that a majority of investors in retail real estate plan to increase their holdings this year by at least 25 percent.

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  • Retail Real Estate Investors To Increase Holdings
    RTT News

    REZA Investment Group revealed that investors in retail real estate are more bullish than ever. With the investors in retail real estate shifting focus from short-term to long term, the Group confirmed that 75% of investors would increase their 2006 holdings by at least 25%.

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  • Shopping Center Draws Heated Investor Interest
    The Orange County Register

    While all eyes were on the housing market in 2005, commercial real estate boomed with the top five sales surpassing $100 million each.

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  • School Turning Out Scores of Newbies
    LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

    It's little surprise that the booming real estate market has drawn a bumper crop of college graduates seeking their fortunes in the profession, both on the commercial and residential side. Local schools are producing more young developers, mortgage lenders and brokers for a market that's been booming with jobs.

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  • Pavilion Shopping Center Nets $29M
    GlobeSt.com

    The 136,756-sf Pavilion Shopping Center has been acquired by K.K. Grewal Investments LP for $28.5 million. The sale was arranged by REZA Investment Group, who represented both the buyer and the seller, Hirani Investments LLC. According to brokers who worked on the deal, the property received multiple offers.

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  • The Promenade at Howard Hughes Sold for $95M
    CoStar Realty Information

    Passco Real Estate Enterprises Inc. acquired the 247,833-square-foot entertainment and retail center. The Promenade at Howard Hughes in Los Angeles sold for $95 million, or about $383 per square foot.

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  • REZA Transforms Modern Brokerage with Win-Win Attitude
    OC Metro Business Lifestyle Magazine

    The commercial real estate business has always been cutthroat. In most firms, co-workers compete against each other, creating an underlying fear factor. High security surrounds exclusive listings and all-important contact lists. But Reza Etedali, one of Orange County's rising retail real estate stars, has transformed the modern brokerage into a feel-good business with his win-win attitude - even when it comes to his competition.

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  • Boutique vs. Behemoth
    National Real Estate Investor

    Entreprenurial brokers such as Reza Etedali are leaving larger firms to run their own shops.

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  • Crown Realty and Development Completes Sale Transaction
    Crown Realty and Development

    Crown Realty & Development, a Southern California-based owner and developer of commercial real estate, has completed the sale of its Gateway Burbank retail center to a private investment concern, Burbank Gateway LLC, announced Jaime Sohacheski, chairman, and Robert Flaxman, president, of Crown Realty & Development.

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  • Struggling Promenade Project At Howard
    LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL

    The owners of the Promenade at Howard Hughes have put the struggling Westside retail and entertainment center on the market. A partnership of ORIX Real Estate Equities and J.H. Snyder & Co. have hired REZA Investment Group LLC to sell the 250,000-square-foot property.

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  • Armed with More Credit, Donahue Eyes Retail
    Orange County Business Journal

    Bet on a lot more shops being built this year by Costa Mesa-based Donahue Schriber Realty Corp.

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  • Etedali's Resilience Finds Success in the Real Estate Market
    Magazine of the Marshall School of Business at USC

    Reza Etedali grew up in Iran. When he was 15 years old, his parents sent him to the United States to get an education. After a few months, Etedali grew homesick. Only 16, he returned to Iran at a time when the Americans were being held hostage and Iran was about to go to war with Iraq.

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REZA Investment Group named Top 4 Regional Brokers for Shopping Centers in 2007.

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