Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: UBA and UBP) today announced that two wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company have completed the mortgage refinancing of one of the Company’s retail properties, The Dock Shopping Center in Stratford, Connecticut. Mortgage financing has a ten-year term with monthly payments based on a thirty-year amortization period at a variable interest rate based on the Guaranteed Overnight Funding Rate (“SOFR”), plus an applicable spread . Concurrent with entering into the mortgage, the Company has entered into an interest rate swap agreement with the lender as counterparty, which converts the floating rate based on SOFR into a fixed interest rate totaling 3.0525 % per year. The lender and counterparty to the swap is The Bank of New York Mellon and there was no middleman involved. The Dock Shopping Center is a 278,000 square foot mall anchored by a 60,000 square foot Super Stop & Shop and a 107,000 square foot BJ’s Wholesale Club; other tenants include Edge Fitness, West Marine, Petco, Dollar Tree, BevMax, DOCS Urgent Care and Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen.
Commenting on the transaction, Willing L. Biddle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, said, “We are delighted to have entered into this non-recourse mortgage refinancing with Bank of New York Mellon at such a competitive rate and with a low loan-to-value ratio which is consistent with our conservative management approach. The Dock is a terrific 99% leased mall that has come through the pandemic in good condition. After this financing, our debt to estimated enterprise value ratio is 23%, which is one of the lowest of all publicly traded shopping center REITs, and we have no mortgages. important things to come for the rest of 2022”.
Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. is a self-managed real estate investment trust that owns or holds interests in 78 properties comprising approximately 5.3 million square feet. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1970, it offers investors a way to participate in the ownership of income-generating properties. It has paid 208 consecutive quarters of uninterrupted dividends to its shareholders since its inception.
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