​Popular Restaurant Center on Scottsdale Road Sells for $14M

Article originally posted on Phoenix Business Journal on April 1, 2015

The Marketplace at Lincoln & Scottsdale has sold for $14 million.

The restaurant-heavy retail center sits on the border of Paradise Valley and Scottsdale at the intersection of Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road.  The center totals 22,081 square feet and includes restaurants Scramble, Sumo Maya and Vivo! Ristorante.

Len Noel developed the property after buying 7.5 acres of bank-owned land in 2011. He sold 5.3 acres to Alliance Residential. That group built a 264-unit luxury apartment complex on that site.

Calgary-based MDC Realty Advisors USA is the buyer Noel’s Marketplace. The real estate company also owns Paloma Village in Tucson and other properties in Phoenix.

Noel said he had not intended to sell the Scottsdale Road center but Orion introduced him to the eventual buyers.

“It was a difficult decision to part with the Marketplace,” Noel said. “In my many years in the industry, I have never had such an overwhelming interest from tenants on any project that I have developed or redeveloped.”