TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Summit Industrial Income REIT ("Summit" or the "REIT") (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 210,727 square foot light industrial property in London, Ontario for a purchase price of approximately $16.6 million, generating a capitalization rate of approximately 7.7%. The property is occupied by a single tenant under very strong covenants with 7.5 years remaining on the lease. Built in 2009, this modern building has numerous features in demand in the London market, including a clear 28 foot ceiling height. The property also includes land available for future potential expansion of approximately 100,000 square feet. The acquisition will be financed with a new $10.4 million seven-year mortgage bearing an interest rate of 3.04%, with the balance in cash using the REIT's operating and acquisition credit line. Closing is anticipated on or before September 20, 2016.
"We are pleased to be expanding our presence in the strong London market, a gateway to the prosperous southwestern Ontario region," commented Paul Dykeman, Chief Executive Officer. "With the completion of this acquisition, we will have fully invested the proceeds from our recent $34.2 million equity offering completed on June 17, 2016. With the funds from this offering, we will have acquired four properties with a strong weighted average lease term of 9.3 years for a total cost of $65.7 million, generating an average capitalization rate of 7.2%."
Summit also announced today it has arranged accretive financing for the recently-completed acquisition of a 141,628 square foot light industrial property in Calgary, Alberta with a new $7.5 million seven-year mortgage bearing an interest rate of 3.15%.
Summit Industrial Income REIT is an unincorporated open-end trust focused on growing and managing a portfolio of light industrial properties across Canada. Summit's units are listed on the TSX and trade under the symbol SMU.UN. For more information, please visit our web site at www.summitIIreit.com.
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