Tanger Outlet Centers Buys Out Ben Carter Enterprises’ Ownership Stake in Tanger Outlets Savannah

by Katie Sloan

Savannah, Ga. — Tanger Outlet Centers Inc. has bought out partner Ben Carter Enterprises’ (BCE) ownership stake in Tanger Outlets Savannah, a 420,000-square-foot upscale outlet mall adjacent to the Savannah International Airport in Pooler.

The property was 99 percent leased at the time of the transaction. As the sole owner, Tanger Outlets, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based REIT, will continue the outlet mall’s Phase III expansion, which will include Texas Roadhouse, Rise Pies and Metro Diner.

As part of the transaction, BCE acquired full ownership of the 56 acres of outparcels surrounding Tanger Outlets Savannah, including the existing Applebee’s and Panda Express sites. Tanger Outlet Centers contributed the outparcel land and $15 million in cash in exchange for BCE’s ownership stake in the outlet center. BCE will develop more than 500,000 square feet of commercial space around the outlet mall, including a Holiday Inn and Suites hotel and Vaden Chevrolet of Pooler dealership, both of which are set to open in 2017. BCE also plans to develop a 151,000-square-foot shopping center leased to Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hobby Lobby, Home Goods and Ulta Beauty.

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