Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust announces agreement to acquire industrial property in Calgary


    VANCOUVER, Oct. 18 /CNW/ - Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET")
(TSXV: AAR.UN) today announce that PIRET has entered into an agreement to
acquire an industrial facility in Calgary, Alberta.
    The property, located at 4907 - 32nd Street, in Calgary, Alberta, is
situated on 3.23 acres in the Foothills Industrial Park. The property is
strategically located in the area of the Foothills Industrial Park known as
the "Golden Triangle", in close proximity to the Barlow Trail SE and the
Deerfoot Trail SE, the city's major north-south transportation links.
    The total purchase price of $3.9 million represents an initial unlevered
return ("capitalization rate") of 8.97 %.
    PIRET believes that, upon closing, this acquisition will be immediately
accretive to cash flow on a per units basis. This "off-market" transaction is
expected to close in November 2007, at which time financing arrangements will
be announced. "The acquisition of this property will increase our presence in
the thriving Alberta economy, and shows PIRET's ability to purchase high
quality industrial assets at excellent price points in the strong industrial
centres in Canada. In PIRET we have a unique product offering that is well
positioned to capitalize on an active and high quality pipeline of industrial
properties in the strong and growing industrial centres across Canada," stated
Darren Latoski, acting CEO and Trustee for PIRET. PIRET's Units are listed on
the TSE Venture Exchange under the symbol AAR.UN. For more information on
PIRET, visit our website at www.piret.ca

    About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)
    PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust established for
the purposes of acquiring, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of
income-producing industrial properties in both primary and secondary markets
across Canada. PIRET will focus exclusively on investing in industrial
properties and will be the only publicly traded vehicle in Canada that offers
investors exclusive exposure to Canada's industrial asset class.
    Additional information about PIRET is available at www.piret.ca or

    Forward-Looking Statements
    Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking"
statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements or
industry results, to be materially different from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. When used in this press release, such statements often use, but
are not limited to, such words as "may", "will", "expect", "should",
"believe", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "potential", and other similar
terminology. These statements reflect current expectations of management
regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the
date of this press release. Forward-looking statements involve significant
risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future
performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of
whether or not such results will be achieved. A number of factors could cause
actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the
forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following
factors: competitive and economic environment, the results of due diligence
inquiries and negotiation of acquisition documents, impact of changes to tax
treatment of income trusts or dividend tax credits, foreign exchange,
seasonality, inability to close or realize accretive benefits from
acquisitions, fluctuation of cash distributions and nature of trust units.
Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are
based upon what PIRET's management believes to be reasonable assumptions,
PIRET cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with
these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as
of the date of this press release and PIRET assumes no obligation to update or
revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.


For further information:

For further information: Darren Latoski, Trustee, Andrew Greig, Director
of Investor Relations, Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET), Suite 910,
925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L2, Phone: (604) 681-5959 or
(888) 681-5959, E-mail: agreig@piret.ca, www.piret.ca

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