SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 11, 2013
KBS STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY REIT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant specified in its charter)
620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1300
Newport Beach, California 92660
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (949) 417-6500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
Disposition of Greenway II Building
On November 22, 2011, KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, Inc. (the “Company”), through an indirect wholly owned subsidiary, and JP-Richardson, LLC, an affiliate of JP Realty Partners, LTD. (“JP Realty Partners”), entered into a joint venture (the “Joint Venture”), and on November 23, 2011, the Joint Venture acquired a portfolio consisting of five office buildings containing 728,857 rentable square feet and 43 acres of undeveloped land in Richardson, Texas (the “Richardson Portfolio”). The contractual purchase price of the Richardson Portfolio was $44.5 million plus closing costs. The Company owns a 90% equity interest in the Joint Venture. On January 11, 2013, the Joint Venture sold one of the five office buildings in the Richardson Portfolio containing 151,937 rentable square feet (the “Greenway II Building”) for $7.7 million. The allocated cost of the Greenway II Building, including any capital improvements incurred since the acquisition date but excluding any reductions to net book value of the property due to historical depreciation and amortization expense, was $3.4 million. The purchaser, JP-2400 Lakeside, LP, is an affiliate of JP Realty Partners.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.