TORONTO, Feb. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust (âSmartCentresâ) (TSX:SRU.UN), one of Canadaâs largest real estate investment trusts, and Greenwin Corp. (âGreenwinâ), are proud to announce today that they have entered into a joint venture and acquired 1.15 acres in Torontoâs Yonge and Davisville neighbourhood. This urban infill development site represents a strategic opportunity to jointly develop, construct, own, and manage a newly-built rental apartment building in an established neighbourhood.
The acquisition of the site, which had been part of Greenwinâs holdings for over 60 years, follows on the recent success of the previously announced joint acquisition of 7.8 acres on Barrieâs waterfront. Together these two acquisitions represent a development pipeline of over 2,000 purpose built rental units and aggregate development value of in excess of $1 billion, continuing to grow SmartCentresâ apartment platform.
âWe are very pleased to once again partner with Greenwin on this important property located strategically in the heart of Toronto,â said Mitchell Goldhar, Executive Chairman of SmartCentres. âSteps away from the Davisville TTC subway along with an abundance of restaurants and a myriad of amenities along Yonge Street, I am confident that this will become one of the jewels in the SmartCentres REIT portfolio. This acquisition reaffirms our commitment to focus on recurring revenue growth in purpose-built apartments, seniors, office and self-storage,â added Mr. Goldhar.
âWe are looking forward to again partnering with SmartCentres,â said Kevin Green, President of Greenwin. âFor Greenwin, this project represents a return to our roots, which stretch back to the 1960s in the Davisville Village. Six decades later, weâre excited to continue that legacy of shaping mid-town Torontoâs skyline. We are confident that this collaboration will lead to the creation of an exceptional rental community.â
SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust is one of Canadaâs largest fully integrated REITs, with a best-in-class portfolio featuring 157 strategically located properties in communities across the country. SmartCentres has $9.7 billion in assets and owns over 34 million square feet of income producing value-oriented retail space with over 98% occupancy, on 3,500 acres of owned land across Canada.
SmartCentres continues to focus on enhancing the lives of Canadians by planning and developing complete, connected, mixed-use communities on its existing retail properties. A publicly announced $12.1 billion intensification program ($5.5 billion at SmartCentresâ share) represents the REITâs current major development focus. This intensification program consists of rental apartments, condos, seniorsâ residences and hotels, to be developed under the SmartLiving banner, and retail, office, and storage facilities, to be developed under the SmartCentres banner.
SmartCentres’ intensification program is expected to produce an additional 27.3 million square feet space; all construction commencing within the next five years, 13.3 million square feet of which is already underway.
From shopping centres to city centres, SmartCentres is uniquely positioned to reshape the Canadian urban and urban-suburban landscape. For more information, visit smartcentres.com.
About Greenwin Corp.
Greenwin is one of Canadaâs largest privately owned, full-service property management and development firms. Headquartered in Toronto, Greenwin is known as a leader in multi-family housing, non-profit and affordable housing, social housing and commercial properties. Greenwin manages more than $3.3 billion in real estate assets, consisting of 20,000 residential units and 1 million square feet of commercial space. For more information, visit Greenwinâs website at www.greenwin.ca.
For more information, please contact:
|Mitchell Goldhar||Peter Forde|
|Executive Chairman||President & CEO|
|(905) 326-6400 ext. 7674||(905) 326-6400 ext. 7615|
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 326-6400 ext. 7865
|Kris Boyce||Ron Eilath|
|Chief Executive Officer||Chief Financial Officer|
|Greenwin Corp.||Greenwin Corp.|
|(416) 322-4006||(416) 322-4029|