Discover Mills Owner Misses Balloon Payment

Simon Property Group reportedly missed payment on a $135 million dollar loan.

More troubles for Gwinnett County malls. Analytics firm Trepp reports Simon Property Group missed a balloon payment on  in Lawrenceville. The company has a $135 million loan on the 1.2 million square foot mall, which was built in 2001.

According to Trepp, Simon has "found it challenging to land take-out financing" on the mall, which has leases for anchor stores about to expire or recently expired. ' lease was up in November, while ,  and ' leases all expire in January 2012. 

The mall has an occupancy rate of 79 percent as of the third quarter.

Earlier this month,  on the financial woes that Simon Property Group is facing with Gwinnett Place Mall

Indiana-based Simon Property group also owns the Mall of Georgia in Buford.


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