TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2020 /CNW/ – Summit Industrial Income REIT (“Summit” or the “REIT”) (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it had waived conditions and will acquire 100% of a Class A light industrial property totaling 51,490 square feet, including 11,654 square feet of finished office space, located in Oakville, Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area (“GTA”). The property is situated in an established industrial property node just south of the Ford Assembly Plant with convenient access to the 400 series highways and close to transit. Summit will pay $13.3 million for the property, well below replacement cost, funded by its acquisition credit facility and generating a going-in capitalization rate of approximately 4.7%. Closing is anticipated by the end of January 2020.
The building was constructed in 1996 and includes 24-foot clear ceiling heights and ample truck level doors and parking. It sits on four acres of land with a site coverage of only 30%, thus permitting outside storage and future development potential. The property is occupied by a single light industrial tenant entering the second of a ten-year lease with contractual rent increases that will see rental income grow by 34% over the balance of the lease term. The tenant can expand its leased space by approximately 45,000 square feet in the future to accommodate growth in its business.
“With our significant growth and portfolio diversification in 2019, our focus now is on expanding our presence primarily in the strong and vibrant GTA industrial market. This well-maintained and highly functional GTA asset is another example of how we are acquiring properties at very favorable cap rates with contracted rent growth, and the opportunity to enhance our yield through development and expansion projects on excess land,” 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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SOURCE Summit Industrial Income REIT
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