VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (TSX: AAR.UN) ("PIRET" or the "Trust") announced today that it has closed the acquisition previously announced on October 3, 2016, and acquired a portfolio of six properties located in the Southeast U.S. from STAG Industrial Inc. (the "U.S. Acquisition") for a purchase price of approximately $109.8 million (US$81.0 million), representing a going-in capitalization rate of approximately 6.9%. The US Acquisition comprises approximately 1.6 million square feet of GLA and consists of four assets located in Atlanta, Georgia and two assets located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The U.S. Acquisition was financed with a new mortgage in the amount of approximately $54.9 million (US$40.5 million) with an eight-year term and fixed interest rate of 3.06% per annum, and proceeds from the Trust's equity offering for total gross proceeds of $143.8 million which closed on October 13, 2016.
Key highlights of the U.S. Acquisition include:
- An opportunity to acquire critical mass in two of the Southeast U.S.'s most established and fastest growing markets, Atlanta and Charlotte, two markets that PIRET has targeted for expansion;
- 100% leased to seven tenants with a weighted average lease term of 4.5 years;
- High quality, functional warehouse/distribution facilities with an average clear height of 30 feet;
- All buildings are well-situated in their respective business parks and are within close proximity to major interstate highways and airports;
- High quality tenant base with an average tenure of 11 years at the properties; and
- The U.S. Acquisition will increase PIRET's investment in the U.S. to 19 properties comprising approximately 4.6 million square feet of GLA, and will increase its Southeast U.S. holdings to 10 properties comprising approximately 3.0 million square feet of GLA.
|3755 Atlanta Industrial Parkway
|| ||Empire Distributors Inc.
|2107 Eastview Parkway
|| ||Atlanta (Conyers)
|| ||Panolam Surface Systems
Cellofoam North America Inc.
|2175 East Park Drive
|| ||Atlanta (Conyers)
|| ||Diversitech Corporation
|1975 Sarasota Parkway
|| ||Atlanta (Conyers)
|| ||Pratt Industries Inc.
|3700 Display Drive
|| ||International Paper Company
|4205 Westinghouse Commons
|| ||Chemring Detection Systems, Inc.
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Kevan Gorrie, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "PIRET remains focused on executing its plan to build an industry-leading portfolio of modern distribution properties in key Industrial markets in Canada and the U.S. The Atlanta and Charlotte properties are well situated in U.S. industrial markets with strong long-term growth prospects. We believe in the continued strength of the U.S. economy, and specifically the anticipated demand for larger, high quality distribution facilities in the Southeast U.S. This acquisition fits perfectly with our plans to expand our portfolio in select growth markets in the U.S."
About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in leading markets. PIRET is an internally managed REIT that focuses exclusively on investing in industrial properties.
Additional information about PIRET is available at www.piret.ca or www.sedar.com.
Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements.
Although PIRET believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because PIRET can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, competitive factors in the industries in which PIRET operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the PIRET.
The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent PIRET's expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. PIRET disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.
THE TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR THE ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.
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