TORONTO, July 4, 2022 /CNW/ - Summit Industrial Income REIT ("Summit" or the "REIT") (TSX: SMU.UN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% ownership interest in a recently constructed light industrial property in the Hanlon Creek Business Park in Guelph, Ontario totaling 92,050 square feet of leasable area from its joint-venture partner. Summit acquired its initial 50% interest in the property in July 2021 and with occupancy stabilized at 100%, the REIT has now acquired the remaining 50% interest.
Summit paid approximately $13.2 million for the remaining 50% interest in the property. When combined with Summit's existing ownership interest in the property, Summit's total investment is approximately $21.7 million generating a consolidated capitalization rate of approximately 4.8%. Including this new property, Summit has now developed close to 1 million square feet of new Class A space in the Hanlon Creek Business Park, representing a total investment of $165.9 million.
The property is a brand new, modern Class A building adjacent to properties already owned by Summit in this newly-created industrial park near Highway 401. It has a 32-foot clear ceiling height with ample parking and shipping areas. The lease term for the building is ten years with contractual annual rental rate increases of 3.0%. The building is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.
"This acquisition is another example of how the REIT continues to capitalize on our development program to deliver brand new, well-located, LEED-certified buildings to our portfolio of income producing properties," commented Dayna Gibbs, Chief Operating Officer. "Our substantial and growing presence in Guelph allows for economies of scale in an attractive Southwestern Ontario market."
About Summit Industrial Income REIT
Summit Industrial Income REIT is an unincorporated open-ended trust focused on growing and managing a portfolio of light industrial properties in key markets 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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