Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust
TSX : CAR.UN

Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

May 31, 2013 17:00 ET

CAPREIT Acquires Apartment Portfolio in Calgary Alberta

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust ("CAPREIT") (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of a luxury apartment portfolio in Calgary, Alberta, consisting of three mid-rise buildings totaling 114 residential suites and three commercial units. The purchase price for the property was approximately $25.3 million, satisfied by the assumption of existing mortgages of approximately $11.1 million bearing an effective weighted average interest rate at 4.24% and weighted average term to maturity of 1.6 years, with the balance funded from CAPREIT's Acquisition and Operating credit facility.

The property is located in downtown Calgary and is close to all major services including shopping, restaurants, parks, libraries and Calgary's LRT transit system.

"We continue to grow our Calgary portfolio by purchasing properties close to our existing portfolio and leveraging our management presence in the city to capture cost synergies and economies of scale," commented Thomas Schwartz, President and CEO.

About CAPREIT

As one of Canada's largest residential landlords, CAPREIT is a growth-oriented investment trust owning interests in 37,998 residential units, comprising 34,628 residential suites and 14 manufactured home communities comprising 3,370 land lease sites located in and near major urban centres across Canada. For more information about CAPREIT, its business and its investment highlights, please refer to our website at www.capreit.net and our public disclosure, which can be found under our profile at www.sedar.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

All statements in this press release that do not relate to historical facts constitute forward-looking statements. These statements represent CAPREIT's intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could result in actual results differing materially from these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in regulatory filings that can be obtained on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • CAPREIT
    Mr. Michael Stein
    Chairman
    (416) 861-5788

    CAPREIT
    Mr. Thomas Schwartz
    President & CEO
    (416) 861-9404

    CAPREIT
    Mr. Scott Cryer
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 861-5771
    www.capreit.net