Non-anchor retail occupancy for the mall declined from 90.5 percent in 2013 to 89.5 percent last year, while profit and revenue climbed, Simon Property Group Inc. said in an annual operating report to the city.
The purchase of Metro AG's Galeria Kaufhof stores is Hudson’s Bay’s first under its joint venture with Simon Property Group, marking a new era of real-estate fueled growth as retailers try to squeeze more value from their property.
Land & Buildings Investment Management is teaming with fellow activist firm Orange Capital to push for changes at Macerich Co., the mall owner that rejected a $16.8 billion takeover bid from Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc.
By buying Macerich, the largest U.S. mall owner would expand its holdings on the West Coast and add top-tier properties that rarely come up for sale. The offer will be withdrawn if Simon is unable to meet with Macerich to negotiate terms of an agreement by April 1.