Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit” or the “REIT”) (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of a 120,690 square foot light industrial property in Calgary, Alberta for a purchase price of $17.0 million. Located close to other Summit-owned assets, the property is 100% occupied by two quality tenants with a weighted average lease term of 7.7 years and is near major rail and highway transportation links. The acquisition was financed indirectly with proceeds from the REIT’s bought-deal equity offering which closed on January 31, 2017 (the “Equity Offering”). The REIT expects to place an $11.2 million five-year mortgage on the property with a 3.00% fixed interest rate.
In addition, Summit has waived conditions on acquiring an additional 260,830 square foot property in the Greater Toronto Area for an expected purchase price of $28.2 million. The purchase is expected to be satisfied by a new $17.7 million five-year mortgage bearing an interest rate set at the five-year Government of Canada Bonds plus 1.9%, with the balance to be financed indirectly with proceeds from the Equity Offering. The property is 100% occupied by a single quality tenant with a remaining lease term of twelve years. Closing of the transaction is expected to occur on or before February 28, 2017.
“With the completion of these transactions, we will have invested a significant portion of the proceeds from our recently-completed $46.0 million bought-deal equity offering in income-producing properties,” commented Paul Dykeman, Chief Executive Officer. “These new properties will strengthen our presence in key target markets, contributing to further cost synergies and economies of scale in our property management activities. Additionally, we are currently performing due diligence on two more properties and our pipeline has grown significantly. We are currently evaluating a number of additional acquisitions that should lead to further strong portfolio growth through the balance of 2017.”
Summit Industrial Income REIT is an unincorporated open-end trust focused on growing and managing a portfolio of light industrial properties across Canada. Summit’s units are listed on the TSX and trade under the symbol SMU.UN. For more information, please visit our web site at www.summitIIreit.com.
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