NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) ("Brixmor" or the "Company") announced today the successful closing of one acquisition and three dispositions during the fourth quarter of 2016, consistent with its capital recycling strategy.
On December 21, 2016, the Company acquired Felicita Town Center, a 127,000 square foot open-air shopping center located in Escondido, California (San Diego MSA), for $40.1 million. Felicita Town Center is anchored by a newly expanded and highly productive Trader Joe's, in addition to Major Market and Rite Aid, with total occupancy of 95% and small shop occupancy of 88%.
"The acquisition of Felicita Town Center, which is directly across the street from our Felicita Plaza property, establishes a dominant position for Brixmor in a very attractive submarket of Escondido, California. On a combined basis, the Company will now own the majority of grocers and approximately 80% of the small shop space in this dense, high-income trade area," commented Mark Horgan, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer. "Felicita Town Center not only presents a compelling growth opportunity given in-place rents, it also furthers our long-term strategy of building critical mass in highly productive retail corridors."
In addition, during the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company completed the sale of three properties for gross proceeds of approximately $75 million.
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Brixmor Property Group, a real estate investment trust (REIT), is a leading owner and operator of high-quality, open-air shopping centers. The Company's more than 500 retail centers comprise 86 million square feet in market-dominant locations across the nation and are supported by a diverse mix of highly productive non-discretionary and value-oriented retailers, as well as service and entertainment users. Brixmor is committed to maximizing the value of its portfolio by prioritizing investments, cultivating relationships and capitalizing on embedded growth opportunities through driving rents, increasing occupancy and pursuing repositioning and redevelopment projects. Headquartered in New York City, Brixmor is a partner to more than 5,500 best-in-class national, regional and local tenants and is the largest landlord to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.
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