Beachwood, Ohio — Beachwood-based DDR Corp. and an affiliate of Madison International Realty have closed the $1.05 billion recapitalization of a joint venture with 52 shopping centers previously owned by DDR and various partners through the DDR Domestic Retail Fund I.
Madison International Real Estate Liquidity Fund VI, an investment fund managed by Madison International Realty, acquired 80 percent of the common equity of the joint venture and an affiliate of DDR retained 20 percent. The portfolio, totaling 7 million square feet, consists primarily of grocery-anchored shopping centers located predominantly in Florida and the Southeastern U.S., and was originally formed in 2007. Three properties previously held by the partnership have been excluded from the recapitalization and are being held in a separate joint venture with the previous partners of DDR Domestic Retail Fund I, including DDR. The recapitalization includes the repayment of all outstanding mortgage debt previously held by the partnership with a new $707 million mortgage loan secured by the 52 assets. DDR will continue to provide leasing and management services.