TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2015 Summit Industrial Income REIT ("Summit" or the "REIT") (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of a 50% interest in a portfolio of six light industrial properties in Montreal, adding 326,409 square feet to its portfolio for a purchase price of approximately $39.4 million. The acquisition was completed through a new joint venture relationship with Montreal's Groupe Montoni ("Montoni"), a well-respected developer and owner of approximately 1.1 million square feet of industrial space and 650,000 of office space with another 1.4 million square feet of industrial space under development. The properties are 100% occupied with a weighted average remaining lease term of 13.1 years and contractual growth in rents that produce an average annual increase in rents of 2.1%.
As part of the financing for the transaction, the REIT and Montoni have jointly arranged for a new ten-year mortgage totaling approximately $25.7 million with a very attractive interest rate of 3.25%.
"We are very pleased to have arranged such attractive, long-term financing, and look forward to a long and mutually profitable relationship with Groupe Montoni," commented Paul Dykeman, Chief Executive Officer.
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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For further information: Paul Dykeman, CEO at (902) 405-8813, [email protected]