HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A&B Properties, Inc. ("A&B Properties"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (ALEX) ("A&B") announced today that it has closed the purchase of Pearl Highlands Center, a 415,000 square-foot retail power center located in West Oahu. The center is anchored by Sam's Club, 24-Hour Fitness, Pier One Imports, Ross Dress for Less and Buffalo Wild Wings. The purchase price of $141.5 million includes the assumption of a $59.3 million mortgage note, with the balance to be funded by the future sales of commercial properties from A&B Properties' Mainland portfolio and Hawaii land parcels. Pearl Highlands Center was purchased at a stabilized cap rate of 6.3%.
"The Pearl Highlands acquisition significantly advances the strategic migration of our commercial portfolio back to Hawaii," said Christopher J. Benjamin, A&B's president & chief operating officer. "The addition of Pearl Highlands increases our total Hawaii commercial portfolio square footage by 25% to exceed 2 million square feet and makes A&B the second largest owner/operator of retail properties in the state by gross leasable area."
About A&B Properties
A&B Properties is the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Hawaii's fourth largest private landowner, holding over 87,000 acres primarily on the islands of Maui and Kauai. A&B Properties' diverse real estate holdings include projects on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and in California, and a commercial property/investment portfolio of 48 properties located in Hawaii and eight mainland states comprising eight million square feet of retail, office and industrial space. Additional information may be found at A&B Properties' web site, www.abprop.com.
About Alexander & Baldwin
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. is a premier Hawaii land company, with interests in real estate development, commercial real estate and agriculture. With ownership of over 87,000 acres in Hawaii, A&B is the state's fourth largest private landowner, and is one of the state's most active real estate investors. A&B has a diverse portfolio of real estate development projects throughout Hawaii, and a commercial property portfolio comprising 8.4 million square feet of leasable space in Hawaii and on the U.S. mainland. It is also the owner and operator of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar plantation on Maui, and a significant provider of renewable energy on the islands of Maui and Kauai. Additional information about A&B may be found at www.alexanderbaldwin.com.
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