Urbanfund Corp.

February 21, 2007 09:17 ET

Urbanfund Corp. Announces Proposed Sale Transaction

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 21, 2007) - Mitchell Cohen, President of Urbanfund Corp. ("Urbanfund" or "the Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:UFC), announced today that Westdale Construction Co. Limited ("Westdale") entered into an agreement with an arm's length third party (the "Purchaser") whereby the Purchaser has offered to purchase the property known municipally as 790-800 Richmond Street West (the "Property"). The property is comprised of a 556 residential unit twin-tower apartment complex located on Richmond Street, West of Bathurst Street The aggregate purchase price for the Property is anticipated to be CDN$59,600,000. Urbanfund holds a 10% undivided interest in the Property.

In 2003, the Corporation entered into a joint venture with Westdale and acquired its 10% undivided interest in the Property. To date, as it relates to the Property, Urbanfund has been responsible for its proportionate share of: (i) the costs associated with redevelopment of the Property; (ii) an assumed mortgage in the principal amount of $14,000,000; (iii) a construction line in the principal amount of $9,500,000 and related loans; and (iv) property management fees. Mr. Ronald S. Kimel, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanfund, is the principal shareholder of Westdale.

Closing of the Proposed Transaction is subject to, among other things, the execution of definitive documentation by the parties, completion by the Purchaser of its due diligence investigations (within thirty (30) days), and approval of the Proposed Transaction by Urbanfund's board of directors. Urbanfund's board of directors will be evaluating its alternatives with respect to the Proposed Transaction.

Urbanfund Corp. is a TSX Venture exchange listed real estate company based in Toronto. The Corporation's common shares trade under the symbol UFC.


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Contact Information

  • Urbanfund Corp.
    Mitchell Cohen
    (416) 361-5000
    Urbanfund Corp.
    Steve Isenberg
    (416) 603-4343