Also in the third quarter, as part of the company’s ongoing capital recycling program, KRC negotiated sales agreements for 14 non-strategic properties totaling 1.2 million square feet in three separate transactions. Thirteen of the 14 properties are located in submarkets of San Diego County and one property is located in Orange County. The transactions for the properties in San Diego are expected to close by year-end 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The sale of the Orange County property closed in October 2013. All 14 assets have been reclassified as properties held for sale as of September 30, 2013 and their financial results are accounted for as discontinued operations for all periods presented.
Also during the quarter, KRC had five development projects under construction, four of which are 100% preleased. The five projects aggregate approximately 1.5 million square feet, and the company estimates its total investment in the five projects will be approximately $861.7 million. Scheduled completion dates range from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2015. In October 2013, the company stabilized the 331 Fairchild development project in Mountain View, California.
Capital Financing Activity
During the third quarter, KRC completed an underwritten public offering of 6,175,000 shares of its common stock for net proceeds of approximately $296 million. The company also raised approximately $11 million of net proceeds from the sale of its common stock via its at-the-market stock offering program.Management Comments “Demand for contemporary, well-located and well-designed commercial real estate is growing in all of our West Coast markets,” said John Kilroy, Jr., the company’s president and chief executive officer. “Against this welcome backdrop, our organization continues to execute a disciplined strategy of portfolio transformation and long-term value creation.” “Over the past three months, we increased our occupancy, remained on-time and on budget with our four fully preleased development projects, acquired a top quality Del Mar campus and negotiated the sale of 1.2 million square feet of non-strategic properties. KRC continues to deliver on all fronts.”