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ICSC Mall REIT Presentation 12-7-2009

ICSC Mall REIT Presentation 12-7-2009

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Published by Terry Tate Buffett
This is a presentation that Bill Ackman gave on December 7, 2009 to the International Counsel of Shopping Centers (ICSC) on the current state of mall REITs. Suffice it to say, he's bullish. More can be found here: http://investmentlinebacker.blogspot.com/
This is a presentation that Bill Ackman gave on December 7, 2009 to the International Counsel of Shopping Centers (ICSC) on the current state of mall REITs. Suffice it to say, he's bullish. More can be found here: http://investmentlinebacker.blogspot.com/

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If You Wait For The Robins,Spring Will Be Over*
December 7, 2009 
Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.
 
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Disclaimer 
The analyses and conclusions of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. ("Pershing Square") contained inthis presentation are based on publicly available information. Pershing Square recognizes that there may beconfidential information in the possession of the companies discussed in the presentation that could leadthese companies to disagree with Pershing Square’s conclusions. This presentation and the informationcontained herein is not a recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any securities.The analyses provided may include certain statements, estimates and projections prepared with respect to,among other things, the historical and anticipated operating performance of the companies, access to capitalmarkets and the values of assets and liabilities. Such statements, estimates, and projections reflect variousassumptions by Pershing Square concerning anticipated results that are inherently subject to significanteconomic, competitive, and other uncertainties and contingenciesand have been included solely forillustrative purposes. No representations, express or implied, are made as to the accuracy or completeness ofsuch statements, estimates or projections or with respect to anyother materials herein. Actual results mayvary materially from the estimates and projected results contained herein.Funds managed by Pershing Square and its affiliates have invested in long and short positions of certain mallREITs, including long positions in General Growth Properties Inc. Pershing Square manages funds that are inthe business of actively trading –buying and selling –securities and financial instruments. Pershing Squaremay currently or in the future change its position regarding anyof the securities it owns. Pershing Squarereserves the right to buy, sell, cover or otherwise change the form of its investment in any company for anyreason. Pershing Square hereby disclaims any duty to provide anyupdates or changes to the analysescontained here including, without limitation, the manner or typeof any Pershing Square investment.
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* Warren E. Buffett, “
 Buy American. I am,
New York Times (10/16/08).
 
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At the Beginning of 2009, The World was a Very DifferentPlace for Mall REITs
The U.S. economy was on the verge of a depression
The U.S. consumer had hit the wall
Credit markets were closed
Mall REIT balance sheets were dangerously leveraged
Cap rates increased and transactions stopped as bid-ask spreads widened
Bankruptcy risk and tenant “right-sizing”initiatives wereexpected to result in massive store closures
Rent relief was a serious concern
Tenant sales were expected to fall off a cliff
Since Then…

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