Trez Capital Enters Phoenix-area Retail Real Estate Market with Completion of $47.3 Million Refinance Loan to CIRE Equity for Park West
Today, Trez Capital announced the successful completion of a $47.3 million refinance loan to CIRE Equity for Park West, a retail, dining and entertainment destination in Peoria, Arizona, northwest of Phoenix. The refinancing of Park West marks Trez Capital’s entry into the Phoenix-area retail real estate market. Adrian Watkins, vice president, at Trez Capital led the negotiations and worked closely with CIRE Equity on this deal.
“Low unemployment and steady job growth have helped boost Phoenix’s retail sector over the past several years and we’re pleased to close our first loan within the retail market in this thriving area,” said Watkins. “Trez has been very active in the Phoenix market and has financed more than $110 million commercial real estate deals in this area over the past 18 months.”
Park West is an outdoor lifestyle shopping center that features more than 30 national and local retailers, restaurants and a 14-screen Harkins Theatre nestled in a boutique shopping environment. It also boasts several popular events like a weekly farmer’s market, children’s events and seasonal festivities.
“We had a great lending partner in Trez and look forward to improving and growing this successful project,” said Josh Volen, principal and co-founder of CIRE Equity. “Park West is evolving into a leading family-friendly destination not just for the West Valley, but for the entire Phoenix metropolitan area.”
In November 2018, CIRE Equity announced plans to renovate Park West, which will include a new splash pad, landscaping, installation of shade awnings and enhanced signage. Additionally, ten new tenants were recently announced including Forever 21, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Koi Poke, Orange Theory Fitness, Creamistry, The Sicilian Butcher, The Sicilian Baker Canoli Bar and Market, Hash Kitchen, Jalapeño Inferno and Pita Jungle. A grand re-opening of the property is slated for fall 2019.
Park West is conveniently located just off the Loop 101 at Northern Avenue in Peoria. The shopping center is also close to multiple hotels, schools and neighborhoods. Peoria is a thriving city and was recently included on USA Today’s “National 10 Best List.”
About Trez Capital
Founded in 1997, Trez Capital is a diversified real estate investment firm and the preeminent provider of commercial real estate debt financing solutions in Canada and the United States. Trez Capital offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully-secured, high-yield mortgage investment funds and like investment assets and provide property developers and owners with quick approvals on flexible short- to mid-term financing. Trez Capital has more than $3 billion in assets under management and through its Dallas office, has funded more than $2.5 billion in loans. For more information, visit www.trezcapital.com.
About Park West
Park West is an outdoor lifestyle shopping center that features more than 30 national and local retailers, restaurants and a 14-screen Harkins Theatre nestled in a boutique shopping environment. Cozy seating areas, shade structures and a splash pad offer a relaxing, family-friendly shopping experience that is unique in the West Valley. Its massive 2019 renovation, valued at over $4 million, solidifies it as a prominent destination for dining, fitness and entertainment in Metro Phoenix. Park West is conveniently located just off the Loop 101 at Northern Ave. in Peoria. Additional information can be found at www.shopparkwest.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About CIRE Equity
CIRE Equity makes strategic acquisitions and investments in retail, office, and industrial properties in key markets nationwide with a focus on the Southwestern United States. The company’s early success can be attributed to industry wide relationships, detail-oriented operations and innovative deal structures in complicated transactions. CIRE Equity is built on an entrepreneurial investment platform which keeps the company and its investors’ interests aligned. Learn more at cireequity.com.