NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) today announced transactions of approximately $1.9 billion and $4.4 billion in the fourth quarter and full year 2015, respectively.
Highlights for the fourth quarter include the sale of 88 wholly owned and joint venture properties for $1.7 billion, of which Kimco’s share of the sales price and mortgage debt was $908.3 million and $285.4 million, respectively. Sixty-four of the properties were located in the U.S., 23 in Canada and the final being the company’s last asset in Chile. During the fourth quarter, the company also acquired three U.S. shopping centers totaling $207.8 million, two of which come from existing joint ventures.
In 2014, the company embarked on a simplification initiative focusing on its U.S. portfolio and reducing its joint venture program. Since that time, Kimco has transformed its U.S. shopping center portfolio to become more concentrated in core major metro markets by acquiring 119 high-quality properties totaling $3.5 billion and selling interests in 186 properties for $1.8 billion. During the same period, the company exited Mexico and South America and reduced its Canadian platform. In addition, the number of properties held in joint ventures decreased from 412 to 194.
Fourth Quarter Activity:
- Kimco sold 64 U.S. properties, totaling 3.0 million square feet, for a gross sales price of $437.7 million (which included 49 joint venture properties for $226.6 million). The company’s share from these sales was $275.5 million.
- As previously announced, the company sold its interest in 23 Canadian shopping centers to RioCan based on a gross sales price of $1.2 billion, including the assumption of $404.9 million of existing mortgage debt. Kimco’s share of the sales price and assignment of debt was $581.5 million and $195.9 million, respectively.
- The company sold its last remaining shopping center in Latin America, Vina del Mar, a wholly owned property in Chile for $51.3 million, including the assignment of $32.0 million of debt.
As previously announced, Kimco acquired:
- Christown Spectrum, an 850,000-square-foot destination power center in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) for $115.3 million. Christown, which is supported by a population of 437,000 within a five-mile radius and lies adjacent to the second-busiest light rail station in Phoenix, offers a multitude of redevelopment and value creation opportunities.
- The remaining 85% ownership interest in Conroe Marketplace (Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land MSA), a 289,000-square-foot power center, for $54.4 million based on a gross value of $64.0 million.
- A 36-acre tract of land in Houston for $13.2 million. This parcel lies directly across from Kimco’s Grand Parkway Marketplace ground-up development project and will be part of a phase II expansion of this project.
In addition, Kimco acquired the remaining 85% ownership interest in The Shops at District Heights, a 91,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored neighborhood center located in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MSA for $24.3 million based upon a gross value of $28.5 million.
Subsequently, In January 2016, Kimco paid $11.5 million to acquire General Growth Properties’ (NYSE: GGP) remaining 50% ownership interest in the Owings Mills Mall (Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MSA). In connection with this transaction, Kimco also acquired the parcel owned by J.C. Penny Company, Inc. for $5.2 million and is under contract to acquire the parcel owned by Macy’s, Inc. for $7.5 million. As a result of these transactions, Kimco will own 100% of the Owings Mills Mall and plans to develop a new open-air center in its place.
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 December 31, 2015, the company owned interests in 564 U.S. shopping centers comprising 90 million square feet of leasable space across 38 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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Kimco Realty Corp.
David F. Bujnicki
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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