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HFF closes sale of and secures $10.65 million financing for Kroger-anchored retail center near Columbia, South Carolina


CHARLOTTE, NC – August 3, 2017 – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that it has closed the sale of and secured $10.65 million in acquisition financing for Irmo Station, a 99,384-square-foot, Kroger-anchored, dominant neighborhood retail center in the Columbia-area community of Irmo, South Carolina.

HFF marketed the property for the seller, Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI).  New Market Properties, LLC, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS), purchased the asset free and clear of existing debt.  Additionally, working on behalf of the new owner, HFF placed the 13-year, fixed-rate, 3.94-percent, non-recourse loan with Nationwide Life Insurance Company.

Located at 7467 St. Andrews Road in Irmo, Irmo Station is situated northwest of Columbia in an infill location on the “going home” side of the road in the main retail node of the Columbia MSA, which is the largest city in South Carolina.  The center is located one mile off Interstate 26, the main highway connecting Greenville to Charleston through Columbia.  More than 42,000 residents earning an average annual household income of $82,000 live within three miles of the center.  In addition to Kroger, the 92-percent-leased Irmo Station is home to Pet Supplies Plus, Super Cuts, Firehouse Subs, Kroger Fuel, Pizza Hut, Kobe Express, Palm Beach Tan and more.

The HFF investment sales team representing the seller was led by director Thomas Kolarczyk, senior managing director Richard Reid, senior associate Ted Hill and associate Mike Allison.

The HFF debt placement team representing the borrowers was led by senior managing director Ed Coco and associate Matt Casey.

“Irmo Station represented a rare opportunity to acquire a high-performing, Kroger-anchored shopping center with limited grocer competition and value-add potential,” Kolarczyk said. “Well-located grocery-anchored real estate with strong fundamentals continues to garner significant investor interest and a yield premium.”

About RPAI
Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a REIT that owns and operates high quality, strategically located shopping centers in the United States.  As of June 30, 2017, the company owned 132 retail operating properties representing 23.3 million square feet.  The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RPAI.  Additional information about the company is available at

About New Market Properties
New Market Properties, LLC (New Market) is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS), and is focused on the grocery anchored retail shopping center sector.  New Market currently owns and operates a portfolio of 34 grocery anchored shopping centers in seven Sunbelt states.  Its strategy is to aggressively grow this existing portfolio in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida and Texas.  New Market targets high quality suburban markets with dominant grocers such as Publix, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Tom Thumb and HEB.  Learn more at

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 the corporation’s business strategy, it may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and the company may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the development of multifamily communities and other properties.  As a secondary strategy, Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest a lesser portion of its assets in other real estate related investments, including other income-producing property types, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in other income-producing property types, membership or partnership interests in other income-producing property types as determined by its manager as appropriate for us.  At June 30, 2017, the company was the approximate 97.3 percent owner of Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, L.P., the company's operating partnership.  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.  Learn more at

About HFF
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P., HFF Real Estate Limited (collectively, “HFF”), HFF Securities L.P. and HFF Securities Limited (collectively, “HFFS”) are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF). HFF and its affiliates operate out of 24 offices and are a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the global commercial real estate industry. HFF, together with its affiliates, offers clients a fully integrated capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, funds marketing, M&A and corporate advisory, loan sales and loan servicing. For more information please visit or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.



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