San Diego - Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) has entered into a binding contract to acquire Fallbrook Shopping Center for $210 million in cash. The property is located in West Hills, California, and has approximately 1.12 million sq. ft. of gross leaseable area, of which 98% is currently leased.
ROIC expects to close the transaction during the second quarter of 2014.
"We are very pleased to be acquiring this exceptional property,” said Stuart A. Tanz, president and CEO of ROIC. “Fallbrook is one of the strongest shopping centers in the San Fernando Valley and is an excellent strategic fit with our existing portfolio, given its location and market position, as well as its diverse mix of tenants, many of which are necessity-based retailers. In addition to the strategic attributes, we expect that the transaction will be immediately accretive and enhance our long-term, stable cash flow. Going forward, there are opportunities to increase cash flow and enhance value through implementing a variety of leasing, repositioning and development initiatives, as well as capitalizing on economies of scale and operating synergies. We look forward to integrating Fallbrook into our portfolio, as one of our flagship properties."