BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 1, 2016--
Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC)
today announced the completion of the purchase of Country Club Plaza(Kansas
City, Mo.) from Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW).
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Consideration for the mixed-use retail and office property was $660
million cash, excluding transaction costs. Taubman and Macerich each own
a 50% interest in the center.
About Country Club Plaza
Originally constructed in 1922, Country Club Plaza is an iconic,
15-block, 1.3 million square foot mixed-use retail and office property
located in the heart of Kansas City. The retail portion of the property
includes 804,000 square feet of GLA featuring 45 unique-to-market
tenants, with key retailers such as Apple, H&M, Tesla and Lululemon, as
well as a dynamic mix of restaurants, including The Capital Grille and
The Cheesecake Factory. The 468,000 square foot office portion of the
property is comprised of the ten-story Valencia tower, which serves as
the worldwide headquarters of Lockton Companies, and additional office
space located above the ground-level retail.
Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and
self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the
acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of
regional malls throughout the United States.
Macerich currently owns 55 million square feet of real estate consisting
primarily of interests in 50 regional shopping centers. Macerich
specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country’s
most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in
the Pacific Rim, Arizona, Chicago and the Metro New York to Washington,
D.C. corridor. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained
from Macerich's website: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macerich.com&esheet=51291741&newsitemid=20160301006992&lan=en-US&anchor=www.macerich.com&index=1&md5=b90469302e78b74164c70b7a0a4d376f.
Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 real estate investment trust
engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 24 regional,
super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia.
Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly
held U.S. regional mall industry. Taubman is currently developing four
properties in the U.S. and Asia totaling 4.1 million square feet.
Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.taubman.com&esheet=51291741&newsitemid=20160301006992&lan=en-US&anchor=www.taubman.com&index=2&md5=07e0b203d6c4b890cd48979eb79b56c1.
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Centers,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc.
and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities.
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