MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 27, 2020 /CNW/ – Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust (“the Trust”) (TSX: MRT.UN) today announced that it is in formal discussions with Obsidian Energy Ltd (“Obsidian”) regarding a potential lease amendment for its Penn West Plaza tenancy.
Penn West Plaza is a 636,500 square foot Class A office complex, consisting of two towers, located at 207 and 215 9th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta. Both office towers are fully leased to Obsidian Energy Ltd. until January 2025.
The Trust has been advised that as a condition of amending and extending the Obsidian syndicated credit facility, due February 28, 2020, the Trust and Obsidian execute an agreement that would reduce the net rent payable by Obsidian and have the Trust indemnify Obsidian in respect of existing subleases. The Trust estimates the potential impact to net operating income could be $7 million annualized for each remaining year of the lease term. The parties expect to resolve and settle the discussions on or before March 4, 2020.
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About Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust
The Trust is a closed-end real estate investment trust, which owns a diversified portfolio of 48 retail, office and industrial income producing properties in Canada, comprising approximately 8.5 million square feet of leasable space, with a value of $2.9 billion.
SOURCE Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust
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