Atlanta — Marietta-based Columbia Properties, Inc has acquired the 63,000 square foot Trowbridge Crossing shopping center in Sandy Springs, Georgia.  The center is 100% occupied and is anchored by Publix Supermarkets.  Columbia purchased the center in an off-market transaction from Charter Hall Retail REIT, a real estate investment trust based in Australia for $6.7 million.  “We’ve spent the better part of the last three years looking for opportunities in the Southeast to acquire well located retail shopping centers and Trowbridge Crossing fits that strategy perfectly,” says Andy Campbell, Partner at Columbia Properties. 

Columbia Properties Inc. is an Atlanta based fully-integrated owner and operator of retail real estate.  Columbia is focused on neighborhood shopping centers throughout the Southeast and has developed more grocery anchored shopping centers in Metro Atlanta than any other firm.  Its infrastructure and access to capital allow the firm to close transactions of all sizes quickly and with a great level of certainty.  Columbia has acquired or developed more than 75 projects in its 30 year history and currently has more than 1,000,000 square feet of retail under management.