TORONTO, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Firm Capital Property Trust (âFCPTâ or the âTrustâ) (TSXV : FCD.UN) is pleased to announce that it is has recently closed the disposition of its interest in three retail properties totaling 50,824 square feet from its Centre Ice Retail Portfolio (of which it controls 70% of the assets) in a series of armâs length trades:
- 38,462 square foot retail strip centre in Ontario that sold for gross proceeds of approximately $7.9 million;
- 8,162 square foot retail property located in Ontario that sold for gross proceeds of approximately $1.2 million; and
- 4,200 square foot retail property located in Manitoba that sold for gross proceeds of approximately $1.1 million.
The Trustâs share of the gross proceeds is approximately $7.1 million (excluding closing costs) and represents approximately a 120% return over cost. The properties were encumbered at the time of the sale and the net proceeds after debt repayment will be used to repay amounts owing on the Trustâs credit facility.
The dispositions are part of the Trustâs plan to reduce exposure to the retail sector and redeploy capital into residential and industrial assets.
Further information about the Trust can be found by selecting the Firm Capital Property Trust link at www.firmcapital.com.
ABOUT FIRM CAPITAL PROPERTY TRUST
Firm Capital Property Trust is focused on creating long-term value for Unitholders, through capital preservation and disciplined investing to achieve stable distributable income. In partnership with management and industry leaders, The Trustâs plan is to own as well as to co-own a diversified property portfolio of multi-residential, flex industrial, net lease convenience retail, and core service provider professional space. In addition to stand alone accretive acquisitions, the Trust will make joint acquisitions with strong financial partners and acquisitions of partial interests from existing ownership groups, in a manner that provides liquidity to those selling owners and professional management for those remaining as partners. Firm Capital Realty Partners Inc., through a structure focused on an alignment of interests with the Trust sources, syndicates and property and asset manages investments on behalf of the Trust.
FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
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This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, which may be made only by means of a prospectus, nor shall there be any sale of the Units in any state, province or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under securities laws of any such state, province or other jurisdiction. The Units of the Firm Capital Property Trust have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States absent registration or an application for exemption from the registration requirements of U.S. securities laws.
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|Robert McKee||Sandy Poklar|
|President & Chief Executive Officer||Chief Financial Officer|
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|Director, Investor Relations|
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