CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 29, 2016) - JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX) (NASDAQ: ZIPTMX) (NASDAQ: ZIPIAX) (NASDAQ: ZIPIMX), today announced the acquisition of a third fully leased Class-A, state-of-the-art warehouse at Pinole Point Distribution Center. This 41,000 square foot warehouse brings the combined distribution center square footage to 518,000, all of which are 100 percent leased with a weighted average lease term of approximately seven years.
The San Francisco Bay Area is the second most densely populated major American city with a population exceeding 7 million and representing more than 20 percent of California's residents. This region is supported by a sophisticated trade infrastructure with three international airports and the nation's fifth busiest container port. LaSalle's Research and Strategy Team has identified the San Francisco Bay Area as a target warehouse market with significant supply constraints and strong rent growth potential. This market continues to be a strong draw for tenants seeking to locate distribution and fulfillment centers near large urban populations enabling rapid delivery times.
The newly constructed Pinole Point Distribution Center offers three modern, well-designed warehouses with best-in-class features including generous loading and truck parking strategically located with convenient access to irreplaceable transportation infrastructure including major interstate highways, the Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
"We are pleased to complete the acquisition of this three-property portfolio. High quality, state-of-the-art warehouses in select, primary transportation hubs are highly sought after, particularly in this market where modern buildings are in extremely short supply and overall warehouse vacancy rates are at 2 percent," said Allan Swaringen, President and CEO of JLL Income Property Trust. "This is our 10th industrial acquisition this year, and the 28th property investment we've made in the industrial sector representing an industrial sector investment of over $525 million."
JLL Income Property Trust is an institutionally managed, daily NAV REIT that gives investors access to a growing portfolio of commercial real estate investments selected by an institutional investment management team and sponsored by one of the world's leading real estate services firms.
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About JLL Income Property Trust (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX; ZIPTMX; ZIPIAX; ZIPIMX),
Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, Inc. is a daily NAV REIT that owns and manages a diversified portfolio of high quality, income-producing office, retail, industrial and apartment properties located primarily in the United States. JLL Income Property Trust expects to further diversify its real estate portfolio over time, including on a global basis. For more information, visit www.jllipt.com.
About LaSalle Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management, Inc., a member of the JLL group and advisor to JLL Income Property Trust, is one of the world's leading global real estate investment managers with nearly 700 employees in 17 countries worldwide and approximately $60 billion of assets under management of private and public property equity and debt investments. LaSalle's diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. For more information, visit www.lasalle.com.
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