First National Realty Partners expands retail center portfolio in Connecticut

First National Realty Partners has added Bishops Corner, a 259,104-square-foot Target-anchored center, to its portfolio. This marks the vertically integrated real estate firm’s expansion in Connecticut and continues its nationwide growth in the open-air retail property sector.

The 59,000-square-foot Target has been a tenant of Bishops Corner since 2019. The center’s tenant roster features a strong mix of necessity-based national retailers, including junior anchor Marshalls/HomeGoods, the Paper Store, Mattress Firm, Orange Theory, AT&T, Bank of America, TD Bank, Noodles & Co., GNC, Subway and Massage Envy. The remaining 14,000 square feet of vacant space provides meaningful upside potential by way of increased occupancy and cash flow.

“Bishops Corner is the top-ranked strip/convenience center in Connecticut in terms of customer visits, according to,” Stephen Joseph, director of acquisitions, said. “With its diverse lineup of destination tenants and strategic regional location, the property not only benefits from the submarket’s exceptional demographics, but it is well-positioned to attract customers from a wide geographic trade area.”

Situated in a densely populated, highly affluent retail corridor approximately four miles west of the state capital of Hartford, Bishops Corner sees combined traffic counts of over 40,000 vehicles per day. It serves a population of more than 216,000 people within a five-mile radius of the center, with average household incomes within a one-mile radius that exceed $176,000.

Paul Penman of Newmark represented the seller in the Bishops Corner transaction.

FNRP’s Connecticut portfolio also includes Sand Hill Plaza in Newtown.
The Red Bank-based firm sources opportunities both on and off-market nationwide. From acquisition to disposition, FNRP oversees the entire investment lifecycle 100% in-house, leveraging top talent in legal, acquisitions, leasing, and other key areas.