Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE:UBA) (NYSE:UBP) announced that its subsidiary has completed the purchase of Fairfield Plaza Shopping Center in New Milford, Connecticut for a purchase price of $10.84 million, excluding closing costs. In connection with the purchase, the Company assumed a first mortgage in the approximate amount of $5.0 million at an interest rate of 5% per annum. The mortgage matures in 2015. The center, located on Route 7 (Danbury Road) was built in 2003 and contains over 72,000 square feet of leasable space. It is anchored by a 20,400 sf Staples and a 25,300 sf TJ Maxx. The center also contains national and regional retailers such as Edible Arrangements, Olympia Sports, Quiznos, Sherwin Williams and Sleepy’s, which serve the needs of the surrounding community.
Willing Biddle, President of Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. said, “We are pleased to announce our first acquisition of 2011 and hope to continue the acquisition momentum we created in fiscal 2010 when we acquired interests in four grocery-anchored properties in our core marketplace. Fairfield Plaza is well located on Route 7 in New Milford, CT and has a strong tenant roster including Staples and TJ Maxx. Along with our prior acquisitions of nearby New Milford Plaza and Veteran’s Plaza, the addition of the Fairfield Plaza property gives the Company an additional presence in New Milford, CT with economies of scale that help create a competitive leasing advantage.”
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust which owns or has equity interests in 51 properties containing approximately 4.7 million square feet of space. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1969, it provides investors with a means of participating in ownership of income-producing properties. It has paid 166 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception and raised its dividend to its shareholders for the last 17 consecutive years.