Kimco Realty Purchases 10-Property Shopping Portfolio Valued at $276 Million from Existing Joint Venture
Transaction furthers portfolio transformation and simplification strategy
NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) today announced that it acquired a portfolio of 10 high-quality shopping centers from its joint venture with SEB Asset Management for a gross price of $275.8 million, including the assumption of $193.6 million of mortgage debt. Kimco, which previously held a 15% ownership interest in these properties, paid approximately $69.8 million for the remaining 85% equity interest held by SEB Asset Management, the Group´s specialist real estate manager.
This 1.4 million square foot portfolio is located in mature markets in the Mid-Atlantic region that have high barriers to entry and strong household income levels. The predominately grocery-anchored portfolio is 95.4% occupied and its anchors include Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Weis Markets, Safeway, Food Lion with Kroger and Sam’s Club as shadow anchors. The properties also feature a well-known lineup of national retailers including Ross Stores, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, Kohl’s, PetSmart, and Michaels with Target and Lowes as shadow anchors.
With this acquisition, Kimco continues to execute on the company’s strategy of transforming its portfolio and simplifying its business by acquiring high-quality assets and reducing the number of properties in joint ventures. This transaction represents the third joint venture portfolio acquisition by Kimco in 2014. Year to date, the company has added 25 joint venture properties with a gross value of $776.9 million and 3.2 million square feet to its wholly-owned portfolio. These properties boast occupancy and average rent per square foot of 96.3% and $16.71, respectively.
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York, that owns and operates North America’s largest publicly traded portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers. As of March 31, 2014, the company owned interests in 835 shopping centers comprising 122 million square feet of leasable space across 42 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and South America. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.
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