ATLANTA, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") today announced the acquisition on July 15, 2016 of Lakeland Plaza, an approximately 301,711 square foot shopping center anchored by a 29,855 square foot Sprouts grocery store and a 86,479 square foot Belk department store. Lakeland Plaza is located in Forsyth County, the fastest growing county in Georgia, and is located at the intersection of Georgia 400 and Highway 20 in the Atlanta, Georgia MSA.
PAC acquired this asset through its wholly-owned subsidiary New Market Properties, LLC. Joel T. Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Market Properties, LLC, said "The acquisition of Lakeland Plaza is consistent with our strategy to acquire well positioned grocery-anchored shopping centers in suburban Sunbelt markets with excellent demographics anchored by high sales per square foot grocers such as Sprouts. We believe Lakeland Plaza, with its strong historical occupancy, will benefit near and long term from its excellent signage and visibility on both Georgia 400 and Highway 20, which are major thoroughfares for some of the most affluent northern suburbs of Atlanta." New Market Properties acquired this shopping center through a wholly-owned subsidiary and financed the acquisition utilizing a ten-year, 3.85% first mortgage loan from Protective Life Insurance Company.
About Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a Maryland corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the construction of multifamily communities and other properties. As a secondary strategy, we also may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest not more than 20% of our assets in other real estate related investments such as grocery-anchored shopping centers, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in grocery-anchored shopping centers, membership or partnership interests in grocery-anchored shopping centers and other grocery-anchored shopping center related assets as determined by our manager as appropriate for us. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with its tax year ended December 31, 2011.
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