NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT), a real estate investment trust, announced today that Gramercy Property Europe plc (the “Fund”), a Europe-focused real estate investment fund sponsored by the Company and managed by a subsidiary of the Company, has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of the Fund’s assets to a consortium of clients managed by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets. The total gross valuation is approximately €1.0 billion ($1.1 billion) with an exit cap rate of approximately 6.2%. The transaction and a simultaneous disposition by the Company of its 5.1% minority interest in eight Fund properties is expected to result in net distributions to the Company of approximately €90.7 million ($96.6 million), inclusive of a promoted interest distribution of approximately €7.9 million ($8.4 million).
Under the terms of the sale agreement, Gramercy Europe (Jersey) Limited, the Company’s Jersey-based investment and asset management subsidiary, will manage the assets for the Buyer for an agreed period of one year following the closing date.
Completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017; however, there can be no assurances that the transaction will close on the terms described herein or at all.
About Gramercy Property Trust
Gramercy Property Trust is a leading global investor and asset manager of commercial real estate. The Company specializes in acquiring and managing high quality, income producing commercial real estate leased to high quality tenants in major markets in the United States and Europe.
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