an 80% Interest in Nine Resort Villages
Owned by Intrawest Corporation
|ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 12, 2004 - CNL Income Properties, Inc., a real
estate investment trust (REIT) focused primarily on recreation and lifestyle
properties, announced today it has entered into a partnership to purchase
an 80 percent ownership interest in commercial properties at nine resort
villages owned by Intrawest Corporation (NYSE: IDR; Toronto: ITW) and its
affiliates. The $160 million acquisition, subject to completion of
customary closing conditions, includes premier retail and commercial space
located in the Intrawest villages. Intrawest will retain 20 percent
ownership of these facilities and continue in its role as property and
leasing manager. The commercial component of properties typically includes
restaurants and shops, but not lodging.
While tenant groups vary based on location, the commercial component
Village at Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada
Intrawest CEO Joe Houssian echoed Carlock's sentiments. "To position the company for continued success, Intrawest is transitioning from a capital-intensive to a more management-intensive structure as further exemplified by this pending transaction," he said. "We consider CNL Income Properties to be a key partner for the future."
CNL Income Properties invests in income-producing real estate with an emphasis on recreation and lifestyle segments, such as golf resorts, marinas, vacation ownership, and ski resorts and adjacent property. The Intrawest commercial portfolio will be CNL Income Properties' first acquisition.
"We're building a portfolio of premier properties that capitalizes on the changing real estate utilization patterns of baby boomers, echo boomers and genXers who, we believe, will be golfing, traveling and shopping like never before," said Carlock. "To have had the opportunity to forge this partnership with Intrawest right out of the gate is exciting."
The Intrawest commercial portfolio includes Whistler Creekside, one of two retail villages at Whistler Blackcomb, a 7,000-acre ski resort 75 miles north of Vancouver. According to Intrawest Corporation, Whistler Blackcomb saw 2.1 million ski visits in the 2002/2003 season (November 02 through April 03) and will be a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The year-round resort municipality is home to three championship golf courses and was named Canada's "number one golf destination" by Golf Course Ranking Magazine.
The commercial portfolio also includes Village of Baytowne Wharf, a 56,000 square foot retail village located in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The 2,400-acre resort, which offers a variety of water sports, golf, tennis and lodging, is located midway between Panama City and Pensacola on Florida's northwest peninsula, an area that draws approximately 4.5 million visitors annually (source: Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau).
The transaction is expected to close before the end of the year. There are no assurances that all of the closing conditions will be satisfied or that CNL Income Properties will acquire these facilities.
About CNL Income Properties, Inc.
About Intrawest Corporation
Certain statements and information included in this release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
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|Also See:||Sandestin Resorts, Inc. Acquired for $130 Million by Intrawest / July 1998|
|Intrawest Creating New Concept of Real Estate Ownership; Building Vacation Homes Sold in Shares of 10 for Five Weeks a Year / March 2002|
|Intrawest's Condominium Market Thrives at Squaw Valley Ski Resort / Dec 2001|
|Intrawest's $350 million, 22-acre Village at Mammoth Now in the Ninth Month of Construction / Jan 2002|
|Intrawest to Acquire 50% of Blue Mountain Resort (Ontario, Canada); Plans 1,000 Condo-Hotel Units / Jan 1999|