TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Slate Grocery REIT (TSX: SGR.U) (TSX: SGR.UN) (the “REIT”), an owner and operator of U.S. grocery-anchored real estate, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Glenlake Plaza, a grocery-anchored property in Indianapolis, Indiana, for US$8.5 million (US$81 per square foot). Concurrent with the acquisition, the REIT has secured a new, long-term lease with the property’s anchor tenant, Kroger, for 15 years.
“We are pleased to acquire another quality grocery-anchored property in a growing market with compelling demographics at a significant discount to replacement cost,” said David Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Slate Grocery REIT. “This acquisition was sourced from Kroger, a key grocer relationship for the REIT. We are pleased to see continued benefits from our relationship with Kroger and are excited about this opportunity to secure a 15-year lease with a high-quality credit anchor.”
- Kroger-anchored property comprising 104,679 square feet of gross leasable area.
- Resilient tenancies with 78% of revenue derived from essential tenants and 65% from Kroger, the number one grocer in the Indianapolis metropolitan statistical area.
- Existing occupancy of 85% provides upside through the lease-up of in-line vacancies.
- Long-term lease with Kroger for 15 years.
About Slate Grocery REIT (TSX: SGR.U / SGR.UN)
Slate Grocery REIT is an owner and operator of U.S. grocery-anchored real estate. The REIT owns and operates approximately U.S. $1.4 billion of critical real estate infrastructure across major U.S. metro markets that communities rely upon for their daily needs. The REIT’s resilient grocery-anchored portfolio and strong credit tenants provide unitholders with durable cash flows and the potential for capital appreciation over the longer term. Visit slategroceryreit.com to learn more about the REIT.
About Slate Asset Management
Slate Asset Management is a leading real estate focused alternative investment platform with approximately $6.5 billion in assets under management. Slate is a value-oriented manager and a significant sponsor of all of its private and publicly traded investment vehicles, which are tailored to the unique goals and objectives of its investors. The firm's careful and selective investment approach creates long-term value with an emphasis on capital preservation and outsized returns. Slate is supported by exceptional people, flexible capital and a demonstrated ability to originate and execute on a wide range of compelling investment opportunities. Visit slateam.com to learn more.
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