Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund acquires Apartment Complex in Dallas, Texas

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TORONTO, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund (TSX.V: UMF.A, UMF.U) (the "Fund") announced today that it has acquired Greenhaven ("Greenhaven"), a 216 unit, garden style, Class "A", apartment complex built in 2009 and located at 8690 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, Texas, a rapidly growing area of North Dallas, for the purchase price of approximately US$23.5 million. In connection with the acquisition of Greenhaven, the Fund obtained a new US$16.5 million interest only first mortgage payable at an annual rate of LIBOR + 2.125%. The mortgage term is three years with two one-year extensions available.

Greenhaven is North Texas' first silver certified LEED for Homes Multi-Family Garden Community. The property consists of 10, two and three storey walk-up buildings on a 11.24 acre site and provides residents with an eco-friendly living environment as well as cost savings through lower utility usage. Greenhaven is predominantly comprised of one and two bedroom suites with a small number of three bedroom units. Each of Greenhaven's suites contains modern features including wood style plank flooring, designer tile backsplash, granite counter tops, nine foot ceilings and full size washer dryer sets.  As of June 30, 2013, Greenhaven's occupancy was 97.7%.

Amenities at Greenhaven include a central clubhouse with a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre, a resident lounge with a large screen television and java bar, an executive business centre and a club room with a billiard table. Outdoor amenities include an expansive resort style pool with surrounding sundeck, landscaped courtyards with barbeque picnic areas and a 2,000 square foot enclosed pet park. Greenhaven also has Wi-Fi high speed internet access throughout the property.

On completion of the acquisition, the Fund transferred the property management of Greenhaven to the Pinnacle Family of Companies ("Pinnacle"), the fourth largest third party, multi-family property manager in the United States. Pinnacle is currently managing Bridgemoor at Denton located in North Dallas and Villages of Towne Lake located in Houston for the Fund.

Following completion of the acquisition of Greenhaven, the Fund now owns and operates a portfolio comprising 956 recently constructed, Class "A" stabilized, income producing multi-family real estate suites located in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, Texas.

About Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund
The Fund is a limited partnership formed under the Limited Partnerships Act (Ontario) for the primary purpose of indirectly acquiring, owning and operating a portfolio of diversified income producing rental properties in the U.S. multi-family real estate market.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund

For further information:

Evan Kirsh
President, Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund

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