Institutional Mall Investors affiliate acquires Las Vegas-based Miracle Mile Shops

Tristar Capital and RFR Holding has sold Miracle Mile Shops at the Las Vegas-based Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to an affiliate of Institutional Mall Investors, a joint venture between Miller Capital Advisory and CalPERS. No financial terms were disclosed. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP advised the sellers on the transaction.

October 17, 2016 04:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has advised the ownership group on the sale of the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, a 501,522-square-foot retail destination mall with street-level retail fronting the famed Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. HFF’s capitalization advisory included a refinancing of Miracle Mile Shops in 2013.

The ownership group comprises Tristar Capital and RFR Holding. The buyer is an affiliate of Institutional Mall Investors LLC, a co-investment venture co-owned by Miller Capital Advisory, Inc. and CalPERS. The sale price was not announced.

“We’re extremely proud of the job our entire team has done over the last decade, weathering Las Vegas’ economic downturn and rebounding to make Miracle Mile Shops one the 10 busiest malls in the country,” said David Edelstein of Tristar Capital. “With its location, tenant mix and Las Vegas’ continued growth, we believe Miracle Mile Shops is ideally poised to continue its upward trajectory and we’re confident that Miller Capital Advisory, Inc., is the right company to take the center to the next level.”

Tristar Capital and RFR Holding took ownership of the mall in 2004. Since that time, Miracle Mile Shops has become one of the most dynamic malls in the country and is anchored by the Axis Theatre, which is home to residency performers Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez, 13 restaurants, three additional live entertainment theaters and direct access to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s 100,000-square-foot casino and 2,567 guest rooms.

Andrew Miller, president and CEO of Miller Capital Advisory, said the company is excited for the future of Miracle Mile Shops and Las Vegas.
“Las Vegas continues to set record visitor numbers, and that is certainly reflected in the traffic we see at Miracle Mile Shops,” Miller said. “The world-class mix of tenants appeals to a broad demographic, and we expect to continue to build on the mall’s current success.”

About Miracle Mile Shops
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features more than a mile of 200 shops, tempting restaurants and live entertainment venues at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The center is home to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, boasting a Strip-side location with excellent food, drinks and bull riding; Buffalo Wild Wings; M·A·C Cosmetics, a leading brand of professional cosmetics; H&M; UK-based global retailer French Connection; Sephora; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; GUESS; Nacho Daddy, home of the world-famous Scorpion Shot; BCBGMAXAZRIA; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Las Vegas’ very own Sin City Brewing Co.; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; Flight 23 at Footaction, one of only three in the country; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – midnight Friday – Saturday. For more information, call (888) 800-8284 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Institutional Mall Investors
Institutional Mall Investors (“IMI”) is a co-investment venture owned by an affiliate of Miller Capital Advisory, Inc. (“MCA”) and CalPERS, the nation’s largest public pension fund. MCA serves as investment manager for IMI. IMI is a core-oriented investment platform focused on high quality, market dominant, fashion-oriented retail properties. The IMI portfolio features some of the most dominant regional and super regional shopping centers in the United States. As of March 2016, the portfolio included 19.7 million square feet of retail GLA and over 1.3 million square feet of prime office space. IMI also seeks to invest in productive lifestyle, mixed use and development opportunities as circumstances warrant.

About Miller Capital Advisory
Miller Capital Advisory specializes in fashion-oriented retail and mixed use properties. Headquartered in Skokie, IL, a suburb of Chicago, the firm also operates a regional office in Austin, TX. The firm manages property investments throughout the entire United States. Real estate investments under management totaled approximately $7.9 billion as of March 31, 2016. Miller Capital specializes in fashion-oriented retail and mixed use properties.

About RFR Holding LLC
RFR Holding LLC (RFR) is a Manhattan-based, privately controlled real estate investment, development and management company founded in 1991 by Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs. The two partners took their childhood friendship and family backgrounds in real estate to thrive in the world’s most competitive real estate marketplace – New York City. Today the firm is known for owning and managing some of Manhattan’s most prestigious signature office properties, including 375 Park Avenue (The Seagram Building) and 390 Park Avenue (Lever House). The RFR team expertise leads the industry in operating, developing, leasing and managing world-class properties. Learn more at http://rfr.com.

About Tristar Capital
Tristar Capital is a leading New York City-based real estate firm that builds and invests in both commercial and residential properties. Operating in the New York metropolitan region for the past 25 years, Tristar has expanded into vibrant markets including South Florida where they were early investors in the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall and built and own the W South Beach Hotel along with RFR.

About HFF
HFF and HFFS (HFF Securities L.P.) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF). HFF operates out of 23 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. For more information please visit hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.