Thursday, June 14, 2012

Judge appoints receiver for Legends Outlets Kansas City

A federal judge appointed a receiver Tuesday for Legends Outlets Kansas City.

In its proposal to act as receiver for the Legends, Los Angeles-based E3 Realty Advisors Inc. said it would explore repositioning or selling the shopping district. E3 concluded the sale of a regional mall in Cincinnati in March.

E3 recommended retaining Michigan-based Horizon Group Properties as property manager and leasing broker, replacing RED Development LLC of Kansas City.

U.S. Bank , the trustee for a group of securitized loans that includes a $137 million construction loan for the Legends, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District of Kansas on May 18 seeking to foreclose. The bank claims that Legends owners owe $179.4 million and that the property is worth between $95 million and $112.5 million. RED has a 5 percent stake in the shopping center.

Horizon manages outlet malls in the Midwest and South along with Tennessee-based CBL & Associates Properties. Horizon and CBL opened the 83-store, fully-leased Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City in August 2011.

Another potential manager, E3 said, would be Chicago-based Urban Retail Properties, which oversees regional malls in Manhattan and Salina.

In a hearing Tuesday, Legends attorney Jeffrey Dutson of King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta said the mall agreed to E3’s appointment because its loan documents called for a receiver in the event of a default. The Legends stopped making loan payments in October.

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