MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terrafina® (“TERRA”) (BMV:TERRA13), a leading Mexican industrial real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”), externally advised by Prudential Real Estate Investors and dedicated to the acquisition, development and management of industrial real estate properties in Mexico, announced today the acquisition of a portfolio consisting of 10 industrial properties for US$59.4 million, excluding transaction and tax costs. This transaction represents an important step for Terrafina with regards to the acquisition announced in July 2015. The remaining portion is expected to close in the coming weeks.
This acquisition is comprised of 10 industrial properties located in the cities of San Luis Potosi, Irapuato and Monterrey, contributing a total of 1.1 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA) to Terrafina’s portfolio in some of the most dynamic markets in the Bajio area and northern Mexico.
The occupancy rate of the acquired portfolio is 96.3% and all leases are U.S. dollar-denominated under a triple-net lease (NNN) structure. Furthermore, the stabilized cap rate of this acquisition for the next twelve months is 8.3%. Terrafina’s scale and diversification will help generate operating and administrative efficiencies; therefore, the portfolio is expected to contribute adjusted funds for operations (AFFO) of US$4.6 to US$4.7 million per annum.
Terrafina (BMV:TERRA13) is a Mexican real estate investment trust formed primarily to acquire, develop, lease and manage industrial real estate properties in Mexico. Terrafina’s portfolio consists of attractive, strategically located warehouses and other light manufacturing properties throughout the Central, Bajio and Northern regions of Mexico. It is internally managed by highly qualified industry specialists, and externally advised by PREI.
Terrafina owns 204 real estate properties, including 196 developed industrial facilities with a collective GLA of approximately 28.3 million square feet and 9 land reserve parcels, designed to preserve the organic growth capability of the portfolio.
Terrafina’s objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns for the holders of its certificates through stable distributions and capital appreciations. Terrafina aims to achieve this objective through a successful performance of its industrial real estate and complementary properties, strategic acquisitions, access to a high level of institutional support, and to its management and corporate governance structure. For more information, please visit www.terrafina.mx
About Prudential Real Estate Investors
Prudential Real Estate Investors is the global real estate investment business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), and operates as Pramerica Real Estate Investors in markets outside of the Americas, Korea and Japan. Redefining the real estate investing landscape since 1970, PREI has professionals in 18 offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific with deep local knowledge and expertise, and gross assets under management of $61.5 billion ($45.7 billion net) as of June 30, 2015. PREI’s tenured team offers to its global client base a broad range of real estate investment vehicles that span the risk-return spectrum across core, core plus, value-add, debt, securities, and specialized investment strategies. For more information, visit www.prei.com
About Prudential Financial, Inc.
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