TORONTO, May 26, 2015 /CNW/ – Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit” or the “REIT”) (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has waived conditions and will acquire a 184,000 square foot, multi-tenant industrial property located at 2333 North Sheridan Way in Mississauga, Ontario. The acquisition price of $14.5 million will be satisfied by the assumption of an $8.9 million mortgage bearing an interest rate of 3.72% maturing in September 2019, with the balance in cash from the REIT’s operating credit facility. The purchase price equates to a cost of approximately $78.54 per square foot, well below replacement cost, and generates a very strong going-in capitalization rate of approximately 7.2%. The property, located close to major highway and rail transportation links, is 100% occupied with a weighted average lease term of 4.6 years. Closing of the transaction is expected on or before June 11, 2015.
“We continue to build our presence in the strong and growing Greater Toronto Area industrial market with the purchase of this high quality property,” commented Paul Dykeman, Summit’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the closing of this acquisition, our target GTA and Montreal markets will represent approximately 86.1% of our total portfolio, and we look to continue expanding in these vibrant regions going forward.”
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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