FINANCE

Borders win court approval of plan to dissolve

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — Borders Group Inc. won court approval of the final details of its plans to dissolve, according to Bloomberg.

The bankruptcy judge finalized terms of creditor repayments Tuesday after five remaining objections were resolved, the report said. Unsecured creditors with $812 million to $850 million in claims will recover from 4% to 10%, probably “at the higher end of the range,” according to court papers.

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REAL ESTATE

General Growth approves spinoff of Rouse properties

BY Staff Writer

Chicago –General Growth Properties said its board approved the spinoff of its Rouse Properties Inc. subsidiary, to consist of 30 regional shopping centers in 19 states.

The separation will be completed through a pro rata taxable dividend on Jan. 12, to stockholders of record as of the close of U.S. exchanges on Dec. 30, Chicago-based General Growth said today in a statement.

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STORE SPACES

Hodgdon Group completes 12th project for Ashley Furniture HomeStore

BY Staff Writer

Colton, Calif. — The Hodgdon Group, a full-service real estate brokerage, development and construction firm, announced that it has completed construction on the conversion of the former Levitz building at Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, Calif., for the opening of an Ashley Furniture HomeStore.

Hodgdon-Miank Construction served as the full-service design-build contractor and completed the major renovation of the 34,000-sq.-ft. Ashley store. This is the 12th Ashley HomeStore to open, which has been completed by the Hodgdon Group.

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