Cedar Shopping Centers Closes Purchase of New Jersey Center for $26.3 Million

Oct 13, 2010, 14:30 ET from Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc. (NYSE: CDR) today announced that it has closed on the purchase of the Cross Keys Place shopping center in Sewell, New Jersey on behalf of the joint venture between Cedar (20%) and RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust of Toronto, Canada (TSX: REI.UN) ("RioCan") (80%) for approximately $26.3 million, exclusive of closing costs and adjustments.  

As previously announced, Cross Keys Place is a 100%-leased 148,000 square foot retail strip shopping center, completed in 2007, anchored by Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sports Authority, AC Moore, Old Navy and Petco tenancies.  The property is shadow-anchored by a 118,000 square foot Home Depot store.  

The property was acquired at an ingoing yield in excess of 8%.   Cedar's share of the purchase price, at approximately $5.3 million, was funded primarily from the Company's credit facility for stabilized properties.

The joint venture expects shortly to place 10-year fixed-rate financing on the shopping center at an interest rate of less than 5% in an amount equal to approximately 55% ($14.6 million) of the purchase price.  The joint venture partners' equity funding for the property would be refunded proportionately at completion of such financing.  

Cedar will provide property and financial management, leasing, reporting, financing and construction management services for the property and has also received certain acquisition fees.    

The Cedar/RioCan joint venture has completed closings of more than $250 million in shopping center properties in 2010 to date.

About Cedar Shopping Centers

Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc. is a fullyintegrated real estate investment trust which focuses primarily on the ownership, operation, development and redevelopment of "bread and butter"® supermarketanchored shopping centers in coastal midAtlantic and New England states.  The Company presently owns (both exclusively or in joint venture) and manages approximately 14.5 million square feet of GLA at 126 shopping center properties, of which more than 75% are anchored by supermarkets and/or drugstores with average remaining lease terms of approximately 11 years.  

For additional financial and descriptive information on the Company, its operations and its portfolio, please refer to the Company's website at www.cedarshoppingcenters.com.

About RioCan

RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust with a total capitalization of approximately $10.0 billion as at September 30, 2010. It owns and manages Canada's largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 280 retail properties, including 11 under development, containing an aggregate of over 60 million square feet. RioCan owns an 80% interest in 19 grocery anchored shopping centres in the United States and owns a 14% equity interest in Cedar.  For further information, please refer to RioCan's website at www.riocan.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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SOURCE Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc.