During the fourth quarter, the company sold 12 properties totaling 1.9 million square feet for $153.0 million. Kimco’s share of the sales was $146.5 million. In addition, the company sold two wholly owned land parcels totaling $47.5 million.
The dispositions included Woodbury Centre, a 228,000-square-foot shopping center located in Harriman, New York for $27.5 million; Green Orchard Shopping Center, a 313,000-square-foot shopping center located in Walker, Michigan for $21.3 million; Mesa Pavilions North and Mesa Pavilions South, two adjacent centers totaling over 300,000 square feet in Mesa, Arizona for $26.8 million; and Towne Square, a 302,000-square-foot shopping center in Roanoke, Virginia for $23.3 million.
“Our strong sales volume during the fourth quarter demonstrates the robust demand for open-air shopping centers, driven by ample liquidity in the transaction market with abundant capital and financing readily available to buyers,” stated Ross Cooper, Kimco’s President and Chief Investment Officer.
For the full year 2019, the company sold 32 properties totaling 4.8 million square feet for $542.5 million, of which Kimco’s share was $375.2 million. During the same period, the company acquired three grocery-anchored parcels and increased its ownership interest in an existing property for a total of $34.0 million. The company’s total share of net operating property dispositions, net of these acquisitions, was $341.2 million. In addition, the company sold five wholly owned land parcels in 2019 totaling $50.8 million.
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Jericho, N.Y., that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of September 30, 2019, the company owned interests in 420 U.S. shopping centers and mixed-use assets comprising 73.6 million square feet of leasable space primarily concentrated in the top major metropolitan markets. 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 60 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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