TORONTO, June 24, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DREAM UNLIMITED CORP. (TSX: DRM) ("Dream") announced today that it is in advanced negotiations with Dream Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: DIR.UN) ("Dream Industrial REIT") and a group of institutional investors in connection with the creation and launch of a private U.S. industrial investment fund (the "Fund"). Under the contemplated arrangements, Dream Industrial REIT would contribute its U.S. portfolio to the Fund, repatriating over $250 million of equity at values in excess of March 31, 2021 IFRS carrying values, and retain a 25% interest in the Fund at the time of closing. A subsidiary of Dream will act as the investment manager of the Fund earning investment management fees in line with market rates; Dream Industrial REIT will continue to pay fees on its 25% interest under its current asset management agreement with Dream. Dream Industrial REIT will provide property management services to the Fund at market rates.
About Dream Unlimited Corp.
Dream is a leading developer of exceptional office and residential assets in Toronto, owns stabilized income generating assets in both Canada and the U.S., and has an established and successful asset management business, inclusive of $10 billion of assets under management across three Toronto Stock Exchange listed trusts and numerous partnerships. We also develop land and residential assets in Western Canada. Dream expects to generate more recurring income in the future as its urban development properties are completed and held for the long term. Dream has a proven track record for being innovative and for our ability to source, structure and execute on compelling investment opportunities.
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Dream Unlimited Corp.
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