/NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Slate U.S. Opportunity (No. 1) Realty Trust (the "Trust") announced today that it has completed the acquisition of a previously disclosed transaction.
Cambridge Crossings located in Troy, Michigan was purchased for U.S.$26,900,000 (U.S.$113 PSF) at an approximate 8.0% going-in cap rate. The asset is 95% occupied, anchored by Wal-Mart, Marshalls and Dollar Tree.
Including the above-mentioned transaction, the Trust has acquired thirteen (13) assets and has substantially invested the proceeds stemming from its initial public offering in April 2012. The Trust was established for the primary purpose of indirectly acquiring, owning and leasing a portfolio of diversified revenue-producing commercial real estate properties in the U.S. with a focus on anchored retail properties. Slate Properties Inc. ("Slate") is the trust Manager.
About Slate: Slate is a Toronto-based commercial real estate investor and asset manager. Slate's founding partners have significant experience managing complex real estate transactions in domestic and international markets. Since 2005, the company has acquired 49 commercial real estate assets across North America with a total value of approximately C$1 billion. Slate's in-house team of asset management professionals have over 80 years of combined experience. The company manages and co-invests in the Trust, Slate U.S. Opportunity (No. 2) Realty Trust, and a closed-end fund of U.S. retail assets.
SOURCE: SLATE PROPERTIES INC.
For further information:
Blair Welch, Partner, Tel: (416) 644-4267 or Brady Welch, Partner, Tel: (416) 644-4263.