February 13, 2013

Recent Acquistions – Dermody Transaction

On February 13, 2013, Granite REIT acquired a 90% interest in two industrial buildings located in Logan, New Jersey and Savannah, Georgia.  The buildings total 713,040 square feet and were acquired for a total purchase price (100% interest) of U.S. $39.8 million, excluding acquisition costs.  The investment was completed through a joint venture with the vendor, Dermody Properties (see below) who has retained a 10% interest and will continue to be responsible for property management and leasing.

The following are the salient details of the investment:

2100 Centre Square Road, Logan, New Jersey

  • Square Feet: 365,760
  • Occupancy: 100%
  • Age: 4 years
  • Leased: Four tenants including UPS, Sears, HH Gregg Appliance, Brighton Best

Logan01a    Logan02a

101 Clyde Alexander Avenue, Savannah, Georgia

  • Square Feet: 347,280
  • Occupancy: 88.9%
  • Age: 4 years
  • Leased: Three tenants including Dole, Mitsui Soko, RBW Logistics

Savannah01a    Savannah02a


Financial Summary (Based on Granite’s 90% interest):

  • Purchase Price: approximately U.S. $36.5 million (including all transaction and due diligence costs)
  • In-going cap rate: 7.4%
  • The transaction was funded by way of a first mortgage in the amount of U.S. $21.5 million and Granite’s credit facility at an initial all in rate of less than 3.50% and cash on hand
  • Weighted Average Remaining Lease term: 3.7 years


About Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties is a privately held national industrial real estate development group, founded and headquartered in Reno, NV, with regional offices in Phoenix, AZ, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, IL. Over its 50-year history, the company has developed and leased more than 35 million square feet of high quality industrial/distribution facilities throughout the U.S., serving the distribution space needs of Fortune 500 companies and other large customers.  To learn more about Dermody Properties, visit www.Dermody.com.


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