Stockland sells stake in Australian shopping center, buys another
Stockland has sold a 50 percent stake in Stockland Townsville Shopping Center in Aitkenvale, Australia, to AMP Capital Shopping Center for A$228.7 million ($201.54 million). Stockland completed the A$180 million ($158.62 million) redevelopment of Stockland Townsville in 2013. Major tenants include Myer department store, Big W and Woolworths. In addition, there are 180 specialty stores and a 750-seat casual dining terrace. The center comprises a gross leasable area of 631,637 square feet, and also comprises additional development land to the east of the existing center. On the buying side, Stockland purchased a 50 percent interest in Sugarland Shoppingtown in Bundaberg, Australia, from an AMP Capital–managed fund for A$67.24 million ($59.25 million). The property is valued at A$116.71 million ($102.85 million). The 243,190-square-foot Sugarland is anchored by Woolworths, Big W and JB HiFi, with four additional mini-majors and 64 specialty stores.