So Centro Properties Group found a buyer for 29 of its UScenters at $714 million, according to reports. Supposedly the buyer is DRA Advisors LLC(Centro never named the purchaser), which acquired the centers at a10% discount.Centro, reportedly $17 billion in debt, will stillhave about 650 centers after this sale. But according to aGlobeSt.com article,some insiders are saying that the Melbourne, Australia-based firmwill have trouble selling its remaining assets to domestic REITs.We have heard that the Centro portfolio,the majority of which was acquired from New Plan Excel Realty Trustlast year for just over $6 billion, isn't the most attractive groupof centers out there. From what we've been told, they aren't thehighest-quality collection of assets, which make them a tough sellin a climate where potential buyers aren't shopping for value-addeddeals...or any deals period, for that matter.Is what we've heardwrong? Are there more buyers out there for the Centro portfolio? Oris this thing going to remain on the market for a looooongtime?

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