Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HPP), a unique provider of end-to-end real estate solutions for tech and media tenants, and Macerich (NYSE:MAC), one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail and mixed-use properties in top markets, today announced the sale of One Westside and Westside Two in Los Angeles to the Regents of the University of California for $700 million before prorations and closing costs. Hudson Pacific held a 75% interest and Macerich a 25% interest in the joint venture that owned the assets, which total approximately 687,000 square feet.
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"The opportunistic sale of One Westside and Westside Two significantly bolsters our balance sheet and we now have no debt maturities until year-end 2025," said Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Pacific. "We transformed the former Westside Pavilion mall into a multi-award winning, modern and flexible campus environment that attracted not one, but two distinct large-scale, high-quality end-users, a testament to our ability to create value through development expertise, commitment to quality and strong relationships."
Macerich Chief Executive Officer Tom O'Hern noted that, "This transaction is an excellent example of how Macerich consistently makes the most of our opportunities to maximize value for our stakeholders. Net proceeds enable us to further deleverage and improve our liquidity profile, allowing us to more aggressively advance Macerich's successful densification-diversification strategy, which adds new uses—from fitness, grocery and medical to residential, hotel, office and more—to our high-quality portfolio of Regional Town Centers in attractive U.S. markets."
Hudson Pacific used net proceeds from the sale to repay amounts outstanding on its unsecured revolving credit facility. This transaction addresses the company's debt maturities until December 2025, and further strengthens the company's compliance with its unsecured revolving credit facility covenants as recently amended. Further, the company's share of net debt to the company's share of undepreciated book value as of September 30, 2023 proforma for all announced asset sales improved to 35% from 39%.
About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) is a real estate investment trust serving dynamic tech and media tenants in global epicenters for these synergistic, converging and secular growth industries. Hudson Pacific's unique and high-barrier tech and media focus leverages a full-service, end-to-end value creation platform forged through deep strategic relationships and niche expertise across identifying, acquiring, transforming and developing properties into world-class amenitized, collaborative and sustainable office and studio space. For more information visit HudsonPacificProperties.com.
Macerich is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). As a leading owner, operator and developer of high-quality retail real estate in densely populated and attractive U.S. markets, Macerich's portfolio is concentrated in California, the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix/Scottsdale, and the Metro New York to Washington, D.C. corridor. Developing and managing properties that serve as community cornerstones, Macerich currently owns 47 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 44 regional town centers. Macerich is firmly dedicated to advancing environmental goals, social good and sound corporate governance. A recognized leader in sustainability, Macerich has achieved a #1 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) ranking for the North American retail sector for nine consecutive years (2015-2023). For more information, please visit www.Macerich.com.
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