PREIT Accelerates Capital-Raising Initiative Surpassing Key Milestone
Over $110 million raised through asset sale program
$148 million from asset sales and excess cash used to repay debt
PREIT, today, marked meaningful balance sheet improvements. The Company is underway with a robust capital raising effort, seeking to improve its balance sheet and mitigate the impact of interest expenses to drive earnings. As a result of completed asset sales, the Company has applied proceeds and excess cash from operations to pay down debt by $148 million through October 31, 2022.
The Company has an additional $127 million of assets under contract or negotiation for sale which are expected to close in the coming months. PREIT also has a robust pipeline of additional asset sales in various stages, including Phase II of its multifamily land portfolio.
The Company recently closed on the sale of Cumberland Mall in Vineland, NJ and several outparcels bringing capital raised through asset sales this year to $110 million. The $45 million in proceeds from the sale of Cumberland Mall will be used to repay the $39 million mortgage balance with the excess proceeds used to pay down the Company’s credit facility.
“We are pleased to make significant progress in executing on our plan to improve our balance sheet by raising capital through asset sales and driving value through our leasing and redevelopment efforts,” said Joseph F. Coradino, Chairman and CEO of PREIT.