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Cedar Realty Trust has sold 33 grocery-anchored shopping centers and a redevelopment property for $879 million

Cedar Realty Trust Closes on $900M-Plus of Asset Sales Prior to Merger 

Cedar Realty Trust has completed the previously announced sale of a portfolio of 33 grocery-anchored shopping centers and a redevelopment property to a joint venture between a DRA Advisors-managed fund and KPR Centers for total gross proceeds of approximately $879 million, including assumed debt. The Massapequa, NY-based REIT previously sold its Riverview Plaza redevelopment property in Philadelphia for gross proceeds of approximately $34 million. 

The completed transactions are the first step in Cedar’s sale of its assets and subsequent merger in a series of related all-cash transactions. The final step of the process is the merger with a subsidiary of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. in an all-cash transaction that values Cedar’s remaining assets at $291.3 million. 

Separately, another New York-based retail REIT, Seritage Growth Properties, said last week that its board recommends the adoption of a plan to sell all its assets and dissolve the company. 


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