CBL Properties (NYSE:CBL) today provided an update on recent financing activity, including details on nearly $305 million in closed transactions.
Today, CBL and its 50% joint venture partner closed a new $148.0 million loan ($74.0 million at CBL’s 50% share) secured by Friendly Center and The Shops at Friendly Center, the premier lifestyle center located in Greensboro, NC. The new non-recourse five-year loan bears a fixed interest rate of 6.44% and replaces two loans with an aggregate balance of $145.2 million ($72.6 million at CBL’s share) that were set to mature this month.
On March 16, CBL and its 50% joint venture partner closed on the extension and modification of the $161.9 million loan ($80.9 million at CBL’s 50% share) secured by West County Center, a high-performing enclosed mall in St. Louis, MO. The newly modified non-recourse loan has a principal balance of $156.9 million ($78.5 million at CBL’s share) and was extended for an initial term of two years to December 2024, with one two-year conditional extension available upon meeting certain requirements. The loan maintained the existing fixed interest rate of 3.4%.
“CBL’s success in closing nearly $305 million in financings in the last 30 days clearly demonstrates the strength of our company and the quality of our properties,” said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer. “Despite the dislocation in the financing markets, we are making outstanding progress in sourcing attractively priced capital and extending our maturity schedule.”
About CBL Properties
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL’s owned and managed portfolio is comprised of 94 properties totaling 58.5 million square feet across 22 states, including 56 high-quality enclosed malls, outlet centers and lifestyle retail centers as well as more than 30 open-air centers and other assets. CBL seeks to continuously strengthen its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties. For more information visit cblproperties.com.
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