Largest real estate transactions in Dauphin County PA in 2019: Malls, hotels, warehouses and condos

There were 10 real estate transactions in Dauphin County that hit double digits in 2019.

Those 10 transactions hit the $10 million mark and above, according to Dauphin County property records in 2019.

One transaction topped the $100 million mark while the next three transactions were between $28 million and $34 million.

The transactions included two warehouses, two shopping centers, an apartment complex, the headquarters for Penn State Health, three hotels and a townhome community.

There are 40 municipalities in Dauphin County but the 10 largest transactions took place in just five of the municipalities. All of the transactions took place in the Harrisburg, Middletown and Hershey areas. Derry Township led with four of them. There were two transaction each in Lower Swatara and Susquehanna townships. There was one each in Swatara Township and South Hanover Township.

Seven of the transactions took place in the first half of the year. Three of the transactions took place in February. One transaction took place each in April, June, December, October, May, November and March.

Here are the top 10 real estate transactions in Dauphin County in 2019, according to Dauphin County property records:

10. Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey Near The Park

On March 18, Springwood Hospitality III LP sold the Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey at 195 Hershey Road in South Hanover Township for $10,862,500 to CH Wilmington LLC a company registered in Delaware.

9. Hilton Garden Inn Hershey

On February 28, Main & Walton Development Company LLC sold the Hilton Garden Inn Hershey at 550 E. Main St. in Derry Township to Hersha Hospitality Management for $11,820,800.

8. Park Village Plaza

On Nov. 5, KND Holdings purchased the Park Village Plaza on Walton Avenue in Derry township for Room One Corporation and GRS Prop LLC for $12,300,000.

7. Crooked Hill Townhomes

On February 14, New Crooked Hill Associates LP sold a number of residential units at 3215 Vesta Lane in Susquehanna Township and other parcels to Lisa G LLC, a company based in York for $12.8 million. The sale included 68 townhome condominiums, according to Kislak Realty’s website.

Chocolate Avenue in Hershey

Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey is located at 749 E. Chocolate Ave. Chocolate Avenue in Hershey, October 28, 2019. Dan Gleiter |

6. Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey

On May 31, Bre Hospitality Pa Property Owner LP sold Hampton Inn Hershey at 749 E. Chocolate Ave. in Derry Township for $15,784,865 to IHM Hershey LLC, a New Hope, Pa. company.

5. Warehouse at 201 Fulling Mill Road

On Oct. 8, GLP sold the warehouse at 201 Fulling Mill road in Lower Swatara Township to Bcore Jupiter NEMW 3 LLC for $17,471,700. Indcor Properties purchased the property for more than $47 million in 2015. Indcor was later purchased by GLP.

Steve Massini

Penn State Health CEO Steve Massini (far left), joined by employees from corporate services, unveiled a Nittany Lion statue at the health system’s headquarters in Derry Township. (Photo provided)

4. Penn State Health

On Dec. 6, Penn State Health purchased the property on Crystal A Drive from the Hershey Foods Corporation for $28,445,835. Penn State Health purchased the building in Derry Township that serves as its headquarters. Penn State Health purchased the building at 100 Crystal A Drive, two other buildings and about 51 acres on Crystal A Drive. The six-story, 210,000-square-foot building is home to 520 Penn State Health employees, including staff in human resources, finance, supply chain, marketing and communication, community relations, information services and executive functions. Staff started moving into the building in 2018. The space became available, when The Hershey Company began consolidating its corporate footprint to 19 E. Chocolate Ave. in Derry Township. A building dedication was held on Dec. 10.

3. Ivy Ridge Apartments

On June 4, Ivy Ridge Apartments sold the complex at Harvard Court in Swatara Township to Ivy Ridge Holdings, a company registered in New Jersey for $31 million.


Sephora will open at the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace next year. (Photo provided)

2. Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace

On April 11, Clarion Partners sold the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace at Brindle Road in Susquehanna Township to 2547 Brindle Drive Owner LLC, a company registered in Delaware with a New York address for $33.5 million. Clarion Partners purchased the center in 2015 for $44 million from Stanbery Development. The 110,365-square-foot shopping center was built in 2004.

Capital Logistics Center

Capital Logistics Center is located in Lower Swatara Township near Penn State Harrisburg.

1. Capital Logistics Center

On February 28, Dermody Properties LLC sold the property at 600 Hunter Lane and several other parcels in Lower Swatara Township to Colony Capital Inc. for $103,250,000. The six warehouses at the property total 1,296,494 square feet of space. The six warehouses make up the Capital Logistics Center. The six buildings are located at 100 to 400 Capital Lane, 500 Industrial Lane and 600 Hunter Lane in Lower Swatara Township near Penn State Harrisburg. The property which included five buildings and ground for a sixth building at the time was purchased in 2017 for more than $76 million.

The purchase of the Capital Logistics Center by Colony Capital Inc. was by far the largest purchase in Dauphin County last year.

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