TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2015 /CNW/ – Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit” or the “REIT”) (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has completed its customary due diligence and waived certain conditions to acquire the previously-announced portfolio of four single-tenant properties located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) totaling 339,404 square feet of Gross Leasable Area (GLA) for acquisition costs of approximately $25.3 million. The properties are 100% occupied. The acquisition price equates to a price per square foot of $74.40, well below replacement cost, and a going-in capitalization rate of 7.32%. The acquisition price will be satisfied with a new $15.15 million seven-year mortgage incurring an interest rate of 3.30% with the balance in cash. Closing of the acquisition is expected on or before February 6, 2015.
“We continue to build our presence in the targeted high-value GTA market,” commented Paul Dykeman, Summit’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the closing of this acquisition, our GTA portfolio will consist of 23 properties aggregating approximately 2.6 million square feet of GLA and representing approximately 73.0% of our total portfolio.”
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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