TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Summit Industrial Income REIT ("Summit" or the "REIT") (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has waived conditions and will acquire a 50% interest in a 70,000 square foot light industrial property well-located in Laval, Quebec. The REIT is purchasing the property with its Quebec joint venture partner Groupe Montoni. The REIT will pay $3.1 million for its 50% interest, financed by a new $2 million two-year mortgage bearing an expected interest rate of 3.3% with the balance in cash from its operating credit facility, generating a going-in capitalization rate of approximately 6.42%. Closing of the acquisition is expected on or before November 16, 2017.
The property is a well-maintained, modern Class A warehouse facility in a prime location close to major highways and other transportation links. The building is 100% occupied by a single tenant with 2.4 years remaining on a ten-year lease. There is an opportunity to expand the building in conjunction with the tenant renewing its lease.
The REIT also announced today that it has waived conditions and will acquire 100% of a 158,831 square foot industrial warehouse on a 7.8 acre site located in Pickering, Ontario. The REIT will pay approximately $14.3 million for the property, financed by its operating credit facility, generating a going-in capitalization rate of approximately 6.07%. Closing of the acquisition is expected on or before November 15, 2017. The property is a well-maintained and well-managed warehouse facility located in a prime location close to major highways and other transportation links. The building is 100% occupied by three tenants with a weighted average lease term of 6.3 years and contractual annual rent escalations of 1.4%.
With the completion of these two transactions the REIT's portfolio will grow to 65 properties well-located in key markets across Canada totaling 7.5 million square feet of gross leasable area ("GLA").
"We continue to expand our presence in our target Montreal and Greater Toronto regions, capitalizing on strong demand and excellent fundamentals in these markets," commented Paul Dykeman, Chief Executive Officer. "Looking ahead, we have a number of additional properties in various stages of due diligence totaling approximately 385,000 square feet of GLA with total acquisition costs of approximately $46.6 million. We expect to complete these transactions in the next few months."
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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Summit II is an open-ended mutual fund trust focused on growing and managing a portfolio of light industrial properties across Canada. Summit II'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.