TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ – Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit” or the “REIT”) (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% interest in a portfolio of three properties well-located in the Greater Montreal Region. The portfolio consists of a new 58,470 square foot single tenant light industrial building leased for a term of 20 years, a 100% occupied 46,132 square foot multi-tenant light industrial building, and a new 100% occupied 44,122 square foot suburban office building. The average lease term of the portfolio is in excess of 10 years with contractual rent increases that equate to 1.5% per annum.
Summit will be acquiring its 50% interest in the portfolio from the Montoni Group, which will continue to own the remaining 50% interest and manage the properties. The purchase price for Summit’s 50% interest will be $12.0 million, financed with cash and the assumption of $3.74 million in two existing mortgages on two of the properties being acquired with a weighted average term to maturity of 2.1 years bearing an interest rate of 3.62%, and the placing of long term financing on the third property prior to closing. The acquisition price for the three properties will generate a capitalization rate of approximately 6.5%. Closing on the acquisition for two of the properties is expected on or before December 31, 2015 with the third property expected to close in early 2016.
“This acquisition represents our second transaction with the Montoni Group, one of Montreal’s leading property developers. Once completed, we will own a 50% interest in approximately 800,000 square feet of high-quality Montreal assets in partnership with Montoni, and we look to further expand our property portfolio with them going forward,” commented Paul Dykeman, Chief Executive Officer.
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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