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Matthews™ Announces $24 Million Sale of Thomas Winery Plaza

The Record Breaking Sale is the Largest Transaction in the Inland Empire Year-to-Date

Orange County, California | June 29, 2018

Thomas Winery Plaza [photo]
Entrance to Thomas Winery Plaza in Rancho Cucamonga, CA where Aii sponsored cross-tenant marketing events.

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ announced today the $24 million sale of Thomas Winery Plaza, a +99,838 square foot CVS anchored shopping center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The asset, sold by Apartment Income Investors, Inc., a privately held property management and multifamily investment firm, is located along the Historic Route 66. The transaction, which is the largest deal year-to-date in the Inland Empire, was led by Lindsay Tsumpes, Director, AVP and El Warner, National Director, EVP of the Matthews™ Shopping Center Division.

“This transaction is significant because our team was able to take over a listing from a previous firm after more than two years on the market and sell it to an all-cash buyer three weeks prior to our client’s loan maturing,” said Warner.

To revive interest in the deal, Tsumpes states, “We reframed the property’s story and leveraged Matthews™ international proprietary database to run an expansive campaign to both foreign and domestic buyers. The new creative strategy ultimately drove strong competition for the asset and was critical to getting it sold.”

The strategy proved successful as the team sourced an international buyer attracted to the strong retail location and recession proof anchor tenants, including a gym and drug store.

The Matthews™ Shopping Center Division prides themselves on their unwavering commitment to serving their client’s best interest and utilizing leading-edge technology and high visibility marketing campaigns to help source buyers. With their competitive marketing technology and expansive global database, the division has earned a reputation for excellence in execution. In California, they are currently selling another grocery anchored shopping center. For more information regarding available shopping center inventory, please reach out to El Warner or Lindsay Tsumpes.

About Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™
MATTHEWS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICES™ is recognized as an industry leader in shopping center, net lease, multifamily, management, portfolio disposition and 1031 Exchange programs. The firm is headquartered in El Segundo, CA and serves clients throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please visit

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(310) 955-1780

For more information, also see this case study showing how the Thomas Winery Plaza investment exemplifies Aii’s investment process.

About Apartment Income Investors
Founded in 1994, Apartment Income Investors (Aii) has a proven track record of buying underperforming Class B multifamily and commercial properties and implementing renovation and repositioning strategies to improve operations and substantially increase the value of each property. This strategy has proven successful through several real estate cycles with above-average returns to investors. The company's goal is to transform homes, lives and communities while delivering superior investment returns.

For more information, please visit or contact Michael Chesser at 805.604.2644 |

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