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Moonbeam Capital, a Moonbeam Group Company, focuses on investing and advising firms in the service industry catering to HNI and Luxury Segments across categories. Moonbeam, which invests in early-stage companies formerly acquired a private equity firm NewGrowth Capital Advisors Private Limited and through this transaction gained access to micro and small growth stage companies, the domain of NewGrowth Capital.

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Developers Want Malls to Become Warehouses and Offices. It Is a Slog.

Jan 19, 2021

Potential land mines await those seeking to raze and redevelop a space that spans dozens of football fields Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Ga., has seen many plans, including a conversion into a cricket stadium, come and go. Photo: David John Griffin/Icon SMI/ZUMA Press By Updated Jan. 19, 2021 8:40 am ET Many developers look at failing malls and envision modern office campuses, bustling warehouses or residential buildings. But some are finding that converting these shopping centers isn’t so easy. Repurposing a mall is expensive. New owners typically need to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars on construction and labor, developers and brokers say. Razing and redeveloping a space that spans dozens of football fields is filled with potential land mines. The new investor may own the mall but not the department stores or parcels in the parking lot, which means an owner needs their approval. Owners will also need to seek rezoning and entitlements permits that can take years, during which economic conditions can deteriorate. Consequently, many recent conversion efforts have gone awry, forcing the owner to sell the property at a discount. In other cases, local government authorities have lost patience and bought the owners out. Brookfield Property Partners LP has made converting all or part of malls one of its prime real-estate strategies. In 2018, the firm bought the two-thirds of mall operator GGP Inc. it didn’t already own, valuing GGP’s property portfolio at around $15 billion. The acquisition reflected Brookfield’s confidence in the mall-conversion strategy, but the real-estate investor has often struggled to make this approach work. Property Report Brookfield last week handed over its North Point Mall in Alpharetta, Ga., to a lender, despite having secured rezoning approvals to add hundreds of residential units to the site in 2019. Yet with the two-story property losing tenants in recent years, its value has sunk below its loan balance of roughly $200 million—thereby making little economic sense for Brookfield to continue repaying the loan and investing in the mall’s redevelopment. The property firm in July canceled plans for the redevelopment of a former Vermont mall after securing permits to tear down the property. Brookfield said at that time that the long-term nature of the development’s next phase didn’t fit with its funds mandate. Analysts said that office and retail tenants are turning more cautious about signing new leases, which made redevelopment projects like this less of a sure bet. An investor’s ambitious plan to turn the struggling Gwinnett Place Mall outside Atlanta into a 20,000-seat cricket stadium didn’t work out, either. The 1.7 million-square-foot mall thrived in the 1980s and ’90s but later suffered from competition by neighboring malls and went into foreclosure in 2012. Moonbeam Capital Investments LLC purchased the mall in 2013 for $13.5 million. The firm, which specializes in buying nonperforming loans backed by commercial properties, planned to build apartments and offices after demolishing a department store at the mall. But Moonbeam ran out of money and didn’t proceed, according to a person familiar with the matter. In 2019, an investor proposed buying the site and turning it into a cricket stadium, hoping to appeal to the region’s large Indian population and its enthusiasm for the British sport. The investor, Philadelphia-based businessman Jignesh Pandya, hoped a stadium would be a part of a proposed U.S. cricket league. But the sale fell apart when the two sides couldn’t agree on terms, according to a person familiar with the matter. In December, county officials agreed to purchase the mall from Moonbeam for $23 million rather than see this valuable site go unused by the community. It couldn’t be determined if Moonbeam, which didn’t respond to requests for comment, made money on the sale after including investment costs. Not all conversions fail. Some dying malls have become warehouses, prized by logistics companies since they are located near major highways and have ample parking fields. In rare instances, tired shopping centers draw technology firms seeking a site for their headquarters or an office campus. Local governments often step in to buy the mall to prevent further decay and make the site more palatable for future investors. While local authorities rarely pay top dollar for failing malls, some sellers have broken even or squeezed out a profit if they picked up the malls cheaply after the 2009 recession. In Norfolk, Va., the Norfolk Economic Development Authority purchased Military Circle Mall and called for investors to submit plans for the site. The city said this month it has shortlisted four groups, including one with entertainment companies and the musician Pharrell Williams. Related Video How will the pandemic affect America’s retailers? As states across the nation struggle to return to business, WSJ investigates the evolving retail landscape and how consumers might shop in a post-pandemic world. Write to Esther Fung at esther.fung@wsj.com Copyright ©2020 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Appeared in the January 20, 2021, print edition as 'Developers Struggle in Their Efforts to Rethink Malls.' Most Popular Videos

Moonbeam Capital Investments

1 Investments

Moonbeam Capital has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in PK4 Software Technologies as part of their Seed VC on December 12, 2010.

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12/13/2010

Seed VC

PK4 Software Technologies

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12/13/2010

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Seed VC

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PK4 Software Technologies

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Yes

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Moonbeam Capital Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Moonbeam Capital has 2 funds, including HNI & Luxury Fund I.

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12/31/2010

HNI & Luxury Fund I

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

1

12/31/2010

Moonbeam Real-Estate Fund Scheme I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/31/2010

12/31/2010

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HNI & Luxury Fund I

Moonbeam Real-Estate Fund Scheme I

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Early-Stage Venture Capital

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$99M

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Moonbeam Capital Team

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Moonbeam Capital has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Gaurav Gulati.

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Gaurav Gulati

Chief Executive Officer

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Gaurav Gulati

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Chief Executive Officer

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