Retail vet joins DJM Realty
Boston — DJM Realty announced that Josh Podell has joined the company as a specialty retail and outlet consultant.
Podell, who will continue to operate his own real estate consultancy Podell Real Estate Advisors, counts among his retail experience a lengthy stint as VP real estate for Jones Retail Corp., a division of Jones Apparel Group.
Brixmor announces unveiling of Naples Plaza redevelopment
Naples, Fla. — New York City-based Brixmor Property Group has announced the Dec. 6 grand re-opening of its redevelopment of Naples Plaza, one of the oldest shopping centers in Naples, Fla.
The approximately 203,000-sq.-ft. shopping center has undergone a year-long redevelopment that included the relocation and expansion of a new 56,000-sq.-ft. Publix Super Market, the addition of a 13,610-sq.-ft. West Marine store, center-wide new façade, updated parking field, LED lighting upgrades, fresh landscaping, eco-friendly water quality treatments, new entrance signage, and an electric car charging station coming soon.
Additional new tenants include an expanded AT&T store, Bombay Bangles, Publix Liquor Store and Zoom Tan, joining existing tenants such as Marshalls, Mulligan’s Sports Grille and Office Depot
Whole Foods to open at Towers Plaza
Melrose, Mass. — Charter Realty & Development Corp. announced that shortly after acquiring Towers Plaza in Melrose, Mass., it has signed a 20-year lease for 29,980 sq. ft. to Whole Foods Market.
Whole Foods will move into a space currently occupied by Johnny’s Foodmaster. The space will undergo a major renovation that will coincide with Charter’s renovation of the balance of the center.