Lockard Cos., Dolphin Ventures and EWB Development closed on an all-cash acquisition of a 74-acre land tract in Robstown, Texas that will become The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay.

“Acquiring the land validates that this project is going to happen,” said Peter Edelmann, principal with EWB Development, in a statement. “We’ve been planning for this day for many years and now that it has arrived, we are thrilled to be bringing a great new shopping experience to the region. Launching this center reflects the strength of the residential and tourist market in the Coastal Bend and that the outlet industry is even more robust now than it was when we first announced the project.”

UFC Gym Signs Lease for Former Supermarket Venue

UFC Gym signed a lease with King Kullen Grocery Co. for a 38,899-sq.-ft. facility at 2020 Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, N.Y. RKF represented UFC Gym in the transaction. Beth Lamport and Doug Bomzer, of Sabre Real Estate Group LLC, represented King Kullen.

Other Notable News

Fiola Mare signed a 15-year lease with MRP Realty for a 9,000-sq.-ft. restaurant at Washington Harbour in Washington, D.C. The restaurant is scheduled to open by the end of this year. John Asadoorian, of Asadoorian Retail Solutions, represented the landlord in the transaction.

SRS Real Estate Partners hired Cody Persyn as vice president in its Houston office. In his new position, he will focus on disposition, investment sales and land brokerage. Persyn has 12 years of experience in investment sales of retail properties.

The Shopping Center Group hired Chris Caldwell as director of leasing. In his new position, Caldwell will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s landlord services platform in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. He has almost 20 years of experience in commercial real estate.