Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) announces that it has entered into a $43.7 million contract to acquire Hudson Mall, a 383,000 square foot retail center in Jersey City, NJ adjacent to the Company’s existing Hudson Commons shopping center. The property has been privately owned since its original development in 1966. Marshalls, Toys “R” Us, Staples, Old Navy and other value and necessity-based retailers anchor the center. When combined with Hudson Commons, the Company will own more than 49 acres and 1,800 linear feet of frontage on Route 440, a major arterial carrying more than 57,000 vehicles per day. The property contains several below market leases and has expansion and densification potential. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017 and includes the assumption of a $23.8 million, 5.07% mortgage maturing in 2023.
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Urban Edge Properties is a NYSE listed real estate investment trust focused on managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities, primarily in the New York metropolitan region. Urban Edge owns 83 properties totaling 14.8 million square feet of gross leasable area.
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