SEC Filings

ACADIA REALTY TRUST filed this Form 8-K on 02/19/2019
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City Center (San Francisco): The Company signed a lease with Whole Foods Market for approximately 56,000 square feet, which is subject to certain approvals. City Center is a Target-anchored property located in one of San Francisco’s busiest and most prominent corridors surrounded by a dense and affluent trade area. As previously announced, the Company has commenced a 40,000 square foot expansion of City Center, which is approximately 90% pre-leased.  


State Street (Chicago): The Company signed a lease with Uniqlo for approximately 28,000 square feet for space that is currently occupied by H&M. State Street is a 79,000 square foot property that features Nordstrom Rack and is located within the primary urban retail corridor for Chicago’s Loop.

The Core Portfolio was 94.2% occupied and 95.2% leased as of December 31, 2018, compared to 94.7% occupied and 95.5% leased as of September 30, 2018. The leased rate includes space that is leased but not yet occupied and excludes development and redevelopment properties.

During the fourth quarter, the Company generated a 16.5% and 9.4% increase in rent on a GAAP and cash basis, respectively, on 5 conforming new leases aggregating approximately 39,000 square feet primarily within its street and urban portfolio.

The Company had renewals on less than 15,000 square feet, primarily within its suburban portfolio that were effectively flat for the fourth quarter on a cash and GAAP basis.


Fund Acquisitions

During 2018, the Company completed $149.0 million in acquisitions including $44.4 million completed during fourth quarter 2018 as follows:

Hiram Pavilion, Hiram, GA (Fund V). In October 2018, Fund V acquired a 363,000-square foot shopping center, located in greater Atlanta, GA for $44.4 million. The property is anchored by Kohl’s, Marshalls and Ross Dress for Less.

The Company, on behalf of Fund V, has an acquisition pipeline with over $100.0 million of investments currently under contract.

Fund Dispositions

During 2018, the Company completed $76.6 million of Fund dispositions including $12.1 million completed during the fourth quarter as follows:

210 Bowery, New York, NY (Fund IV). In November and December, Fund IV sold four residential units within its 210 Bowery property located in New York City, NY for $12.1 million.

Acadia does not report return metrics for partial sales of its investments.


The Company has maintained its solid, low-leveraged balance sheet, with over 95% of its Core Portfolio debt fixed at an average rate of 3.7%. As of December 31, 2018, the Company’s net debt to EBITDA ratio for the Core Portfolio was 5.0x.

During the quarter, the Company closed on a $73.5 million non-recourse mortgage, of which $50 million was drawn at December 31, 2018. The loan matures in November 2028 with interest only at LIBOR plus 1.5%. The proceeds were used to repay outstanding indebtedness.

The Company repurchased $55.1 million of its common shares (2.3 million shares) during the year ended December 31, 2018 at an average cost of approximately $24 per share on a leverage-neutral basis. No shares were issued or purchased during the fourth quarter.