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Inland Real Estate Corporation Announces Acquisition of Creekside Commons in Cleveland MSA

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Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:IRC) today announced that its joint venture with Dutch pension fund administrator PGGM has acquired the Creekside Commons shopping center, located in Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, for a purchase price of $28.3 million, excluding closing costs and adjustments. The 201,879-square-foot center is anchored by Kohl’s, Gordmans, Home Goods and Party City, and includes several other national retailers such as Five Below, Panera Bread, Payless Shoe Source, LensCrafters, Sally Beauty Supply, GNC and Great Clips, as well as a Longhorn Steakhouse on a ground-lease outparcel. Creekside Commons is 99% leased.

Creekside Commons - Mentor, OH (Photo: Business Wire)

Creekside Commons – Mentor, OH (Photo: Business Wire)

“Creekside Commons features a diverse tenant base of in-demand national retailers and a prime location in a major regional trade area, which draws from surrounding affluent neighborhoods as well as communities further east that have very limited retail options,” said Scott Carr, executive vice president and chief investment officer of Inland Real Estate Corporation. “Including Creekside Commons, we now own a portfolio of six high-quality shopping centers aggregating more than 853,000 square feet of leasable space within the greater Cleveland metropolitan area, a substantial presence that we can leverage to facilitate leasing and operating efficiencies. In total, we have an ownership interest in nine retail assets aggregating nearly 1.3 million square feet of retail space in the Cleveland and Cincinnati MSAs.”

Creekside Commons is located on Mentor Avenue, a primary retail corridor in Mentor, Ohio, a vibrant city and regional shopping destination which ranks seventh in the state in total retail sales. The area around Creekside Commons offers excellent demographics, with a population of approximately 46,000 with average household income over $83,300 within a three-mile radius, and more than 104,000 people with average household income of nearly $75,700 within five miles of the property.

The $28.3 million purchase price included a $16.5 million mortgage loan on the property, with a maturity date in 2024, which the venture assumed at closing. The IRC-PGGM venture maintains an overall leverage level of 40% to 50% on the portfolio, in accordance with the partnership agreement. Including Creekside Commons, the IRC-PGGM joint venture portfolio consists of 35 high-quality retail assets aggregating approximately 4.8 million square feet of owned gross leasable area.

About Inland Real Estate Corporation

Inland Real Estate Corporation is a self-advised and self-managed publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on owning and operating open-air neighborhood, community and power shopping centers located in well-established markets in the Central and Southeastern United States. As of March 31, 2015, the Company owned interests in 134 fee simple investment properties, including 33 owned through its unconsolidated joint ventures, with aggregate leasable space of approximately 15 million square feet. Additional information on Inland Real Estate Corporation is available at www.inlandrealestate.com. To connect with Inland Real Estate Corporation via LinkedIn, visit http://www.linkedin.com/company/inland-real-estate-corporation, or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/IRC_REIT.

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