WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to the U.S. Government, announced today that it has acquired a 27,569-square foot Heath Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Clinical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (“HRSA - Baton Rouge”).
HRSA - Baton Rouge is a 100% occupied single tenant medical building and is the only facility in the nation devoted to the diagnosis, treatment and research of Hansen’s Disease (also known as leprosy). This National Hansen’s Disease Clinical Center enables medical professionals and staff to provide consultations for physicians treating complicated cases of Hansen’s Disease, pathological review of biopsies, shipping of medication, educational materials and surgical care and rehabilitation.
Renovated to suit in 2020, HRSA - Baton Rouge is a first-generation, single tenant U.S. Government leased facility with a new 20-year lease that does not expire until July 2040.
“Easterly continues on its growth trajectory with the acquisition of HRSA Baton Rouge,” said William C. Trimble, III, Easterly’s Chief Executive Officer. “The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed the Company’s acquisition efforts and our primary tenant, the U.S. Government, continues to pay all rental obligations contractually due to Easterly.”
The HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. Nearly one in 11 people in the United States rely on an HRSA-funded health center for medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder or patient support services.
About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE:DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government. Easterly’s experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.S. Government agencies for properties leased to such agencies either directly or through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). For further information on the company and its properties, please visit www.easterlyreit.com.
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