Huntingdon REIT announces sale of Calgary retail property

WINNIPEG, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust ("HREIT") (TSX: HNT.UN) announced today that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to sell a 62,099 square foot retail property in Calgary, Alberta, known as Vista Landing for $12,015,000. The sale is expected to close on April 1, 2010 and is expected to result in net cash to HREIT of approximately $8.3 million, after expenses, closing adjustments and mortgage defeasance costs, and the repayment of approximately $3.4 million of first mortgage debt.

HREIT expects to record a gain on the transaction of approximately $3.8 million.

HREIT is a real estate investment trust, which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols HNT.UN (Trust Units) and HNT.DB.C (Series C Convertible Debentures). HREIT owns 68 income producing office, industrial, retail and standalone parking lot properties that have a total gross leaseable owned area of 4.7 million square feet; two land parcels held for development and other development and expansion opportunities within the existing portfolio. The properties are located in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories. HREIT also owns CRESI Inc., a property management business. More information about HREIT can be found on its website at www.hreit.ca.

This press release contains certain statements that could be considered as forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could result in actual results differing materially from the forward-looking statements.

    
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SOURCE HUNTINGDON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST

For further information: For further information: Arni Thorsteinson, President & Chief Executive Officer, or Gino Romagnoli, Investor Relations, Tel: (204) 475-9090, Fax: (204) 452-5505, Email: info@hreit.ca

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