TORONTO & DALLAS, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Milestone Apartments REIT (TSX: MST.UN) ("Milestone" or the "REIT") announced today that it has completed the purchase of Century Windermere, a 346-unit Class A multifamily apartment community located in the Alpharetta/Cumming submarket of Atlanta, Georgia, for a purchase price of US$46 million. This acquisition was previously announced by the REIT on May 30, 2013.
Century Windermere was built in 2001 and features extensive amenities, consistent with the REIT's established portfolio. The property benefits from its close proximity to several employment hubs, all of which have shown and continue to show strong employment growth. In addition, Century Windermere is the only multifamily property located in the Windermere Planned Urban Development, an exclusive 1,400 acre master-planned luxury home and golf course community.
The REIT has placed an interest-only 7-year fixed term mortgage of approximately US$25.3 million at an interest rate of 3.36% on Century Windermere, with the balance of the purchase price being funded by drawing on the REIT's US$50 million revolving credit facility.
About Milestone Apartments REIT
Milestone Apartments REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust that is governed under the laws of Ontario. The REIT's portfolio consists of 52 multifamily garden-style residential properties, comprising 16,944 units that are located in 10 major metropolitan markets throughout the Southeast and Southwest United States. Milestone Apartments REIT is the largest REIT listed on the TSX focused solely on the U.S. multifamily sector. The REIT operates its portfolio through its internal property management company, Milestone Management, with more than 900 employees across the U.S. The Milestone Group, based in Dallas, Texas, is the external asset manager of the REIT. For more information, please visit www.milestonereit.com.
About The Milestone Group
The Milestone Group is a privately-held real estate investment management company with approximately US$2.5 billion of assets under management. The firm has corporate offices in Dallas, TX and New York, NY with regional acquisition and management offices across the United States. Founded in 2004, The Milestone Group has a strong track record of investing in the U.S. multifamily sector, including completion of more than US$4.5 billion in multifamily transactions. For more information, please visit www.milestonegp.com.
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SOURCE: Milestone Apartments REIT
For further information:
Robert P. Landin, CEO
Milestone Apartments REIT
Tel: 416.447.4740, x 232