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TSXV Symbols: FCA.U/FCA
TORONTO, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp. (the "Corporation") (TSXV: FCA.U/FCA) is pleased to announce that an affiliate of its asset manager has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire a 50% ownership interest in a joint venture with a New York City based real estate owner and operator (the "Venture"), to be funded by way of common equity and preferred equity. The Venture is conditionally expected to acquire a multi-family residential portfolio in Bridgeport, Connecticut (the "Portfolio"), comprised of 14 buildings and 462 apartment units (the "Acquisition"). The Portfolio is to be acquired at a purchase price, excluding transaction costs, of approximately US$30.5 million, representing a going-in capitalization rate of approximately 6.1%, or approximately US$66,100 per apartment unit.
The Acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary due diligence conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. The Corporation expects to participate as the lead equity investor in the Venture, for at least 50% of the amount committed by the affiliate of the Corporation's asset manager, and intends to fund its investment from the net proceeds of the public offering of common shares and warrants completed on May 29, 2017 and cash on hand.
About the Corporation
The Corporation is a U.S. focused real estate investment entity that pursues real estate and debt investments through the following investment platforms:
- Income Producing Real Estate Investments: Acquiring income producing real estate assets in major cities across the United States. Acquisitions are completed by the Corporation primarily in joint venture partnerships with local industry expert partners who retain property management responsibility; and
- Mortgage Debt Investments: Real estate debt and equity lending platform in major cities across the United States, focused on providing all forms of bridge mortgage loans and joint venture capital.
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SOURCE Firm Capital American Realty Partners Corp.
For further information: Kursat Kacira, President & Chief Executive Officer, (416) 635-0221; Sandy Poklar, Chief Financial Officer, (416) 635-0221