MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terrafina® (“TERRA”) (BMV:TERRA13), a leading Mexican industrial real estate investment trust (“FIBRA”), externally advised by PGIM Real Estate and dedicated to the acquisition, development, leasing and management of industrial real estate properties in Mexico, announced today it has obtained a US$150 million refinancing loan to partially pay down its secured credit facility. With this transaction, Terrafina continues diversifying its funding options with domestic and international banks, while migrating towards unsecured credit structures.
The unsecured credit facility will generate savings for Terrafina with a more competitive interest rate of LIBOR plus 200 basis points compared to an interest rate of LIBOR plus 375 basis points for the current secured credit loan. The new credit is scheduled to mature in October 2021, which increases Terrafina’s weighted average term to maturity. Moreover, the next refinancing phase for its outstanding secured credits will be announced once negotiations with the involved parties conclude.
“Achieving this first refinancing phase demonstrates Terrafina’s ability to continue improving its credit exposure with competitive funding structures, and also broadening its relationship with banks. Going forward, we will continue working towards obtaining more favorable credit terms via the refinancing of the remaining secured credit loans, thus maintaining our primary objective of increasing Terrafina’s profitability and improving its capital structure,” stated Angel Bernal, Chief Financial Officer.
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 PGIM Real Estate.
Terrafina owns 219 real estate properties, including 208 developed industrial facilities with a collective GLA of approximately 30.0 million square feet and 11 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.
PGIM Real Estate
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