NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) today (October 11, 2016) announced that its transaction activity for the third quarter of 2016 exceeded $360 million. This includes the previously announced partner buyout of a four-property joint venture portfolio for a gross price of $169.0 million and the acquisition of Kentlands Market Square shopping center for $95 million.
Additionally, in the third quarter Kimco sold five of its remaining six Canadian shopping centers. The third quarter transactions highlight the company’s continuing commitment to its strategic 2020 Vision focused on owning high-quality assets in major metro markets in the U.S., and reducing its exposure to joint ventures.
Third Quarter Transaction Activity: Dispositions: Sales for the third quarter totaled $150.7 million from the disposition of 12 shopping centers, totaling 1.4 million square feet. Kimco’s share of the sales price was $97.8 million. The sales consist of:
• Seven unencumbered U.S. properties, totaling 430,000 square feet, for a gross sales price of $53.3 million. The company’s share from these sales was $49.0 million.
• Interests in five Canadian shopping centers, totaling 1.0 million square feet, for a gross sales price of USD $97.4 million, including USD $22.5 million of existing mortgage debt. Kimco’s share of the sales price was USD $48.7 million.
The company’s 2016 guidance range for shopping center dispositions is $1.0 billion to $1.15 billion (Kimco’s share); year to date, the company’s share totaled $918.6 million from the sale of interests in 34 Canadian properties for USD $571.5 million and 25 U.S. properties for $347.1 million.
Acquisitions: Third quarter acquisitions totaled $292.8 million and 1.0 million square feet. Kimco’s share of the purchase price was $263.4 million.
As previously announced, Kimco acquired:
• The remaining 85% interest in a four-property joint venture portfolio, totaling 681,000 square feet, for a gross price of $169.0 million, which includes the assumption of $77.0 million in mortgage debt. The portfolio includes Perimeter Expo in Atlanta, Cranberry Commons in Pittsburgh, Cypress Towne Center in Houston and Doc Stone Commons in Stafford, Virginia. All four assets are located in major metro markets where Kimco already has a significant presence.
• Kentlands Market Square, a 221,000-square-foot, Whole Foods-anchored open-air shopping center located in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan statistical area (MSA) for $95.0 million which includes the assumption of $33.2 million in mortgage debt. In addition to the high-volume Whole Foods, the property is anchored by national tenants such as PetSmart, Michaels and Starbucks and is one of only two shopping centers located in the “downtown” commercial district of the Kentlands, an affluent, master-planned community in Gaithersburg, Maryland, a northwest suburb of Washington, D.C. The center boasts excellent demographics including a population of 107,000 with a median household income level of $99,000 within a three-mile radius.
In addition, Kimco acquired the following properties during the third quarter:
• An additional 84% ownership interest in the 97,000-square-foot Gateway Shopping Center for a gross price of $18.1 million. The grocery-anchored center is located in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett MSA, and is a prime redevelopment opportunity.
• A 21,000-square-foot parcel adjacent to Kimco’s Webster Square shopping center for $8.2 million. Webster Square is a 176,000-square-foot multi-anchored property featuring Trader Joe’s, TJ Maxx and Michaels in the desirable retail market of Nashua, New Hampshire.
• A parcel adjacent to Coral Way Plaza, a grocery-anchored shopping center in the Miami-Fort LauderdaleWest Palm Beach MSA, for a gross price of $1.6 million. Kimco’s share of the purchase price was $398,000.
• An additional land parcel at the Grand Parkway Marketplace for $900,000. Located in Spring, Texas, Grand Parkway Marketplace is a Kimco signature development project that will be anchored by a new Target store and will be completed in 2017.
The company’s 2016 guidance range for shopping center acquisitions is $450 million – $550 million (Kimco’s share); year to date, the company’s share totaled $451.9 million.
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of June 30, 2016, the company owned interests in 537 U.S. shopping centers comprising 86 million square feet of leasable space across 36 states and Puerto Rico. 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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David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations and Strategy
Kimco Realty Corp.
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