Consolidated Tomoka Reports Significant Leasing Activity in its Income Property Portfolio

Oct 18, 2010, 12:26 ET from Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. (NYSE Amex: CTO), a publicly traded real estate company, announced today several new developments within its real estate investment portfolio:

The Company has agreed to terms with CVS Caremark Corp. to expand its Tallahassee, Florida site and amend the existing triple-net lease to a new 25-year term. The amended lease will reflect the added improvements, which are expected to be completed during the second half of 2011.

The Company and Barnes & Noble, Inc. has agreed to a four-year lease extension at its Daytona Beach, Florida store, strategically located across from Daytona International Speedway. The extension will commence upon the expiration of the existing lease in February 2011.

Also of note, the Company has signed a short-term lease with Spirit Halloween Superstores at the recently vacated Barnes & Noble store in Lakeland, Florida.

"We are pleased to extend the leases at two of our stores at what we believe to be competitive rents," said Bruce W. Teeters, Sr. Vice President. "It is because of the strategic locations of these properties that we are able to extend the leases in what is an unusually depressed real estate market."

Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. is a Florida-based company primarily engaged in converting Company owned agricultural lands into a portfolio of net lease income properties strategically located in the Southeast, through the efficient utilization of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges.  The Company has low long-term debt and currently generates over $9 million annually before tax cash flow from its income property portfolio.  The Company also engages in selective self-development of targeted income properties. The Company's adopted strategy is designed to provide the financial strength and cash flow to weather difficult real estate cycles.  Visit our website at

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SOURCE Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.