Monday, September 8, 2014

Vancouver, BC – September 8, 2014: Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (“PIRET”) (TSX: AAR.UN) today announced the successful closing of two industrial properties (the “Portfolio”) for a total purchase price of US$67.8 million, representing a going-in cap rate of approximately 7.30%. The Portfolio comprises part of the 11 property portfolio, the purchase of which PIRET previously announced on June 18, 2014.  PIRET has now completed the purchase of ten of the 11 previously announced properties. PIRET expects to complete the purchase of the remaining property by mid-September, upon the satisfaction of remaining purchase conditions.

The Portfolio is comprised of approximately 368,134 square feet of gross leasable area (“GLA”) located in New Jersey. The Portfolio has a weighted average remaining lease term of 9.2 years and an average building age of only 6.1 years.

PIRET funded the acquisition using cash from its public offering that closed on June 27, 2014.  Details of the portfolio announced on June 18, 2014, including the properties pending purchase, are as follows:


City / State
GLA (sq. ft)
Date Built
Lease Expiration
Income Producing Properties
City of Industry, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
Newton, NC
Barrington, NJ
Dover, NJ
Properties Under Development
Rock Island, IL
Nov 2014
Wheeling, IL
Aug 2014
Baton Rouge, LA
Feb 2015
Austin, TX
Jan 2015
San Antonio, TX
Feb 2015
Total Closed
Income producing properties pending acquisition
Montreal, QC
(1)       Represents the current GLA. The property will be expanded to comprise 259,227 square feet of GLA. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2015.
After completing the acquisition of the Portfolio, PIRET’s portfolio will be comprised of 169 properties representing approximately 15.8 million square feet of GLA.


About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust 

PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust that owns and operates a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in leading markets. PIRET is an internally managed REIT that focuses exclusively on investing in industrial properties.

Additional information about PIRET is available at or


For more information please contact:

Andrew Greig,
Director of Investor Relations

Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3L2
Phone: (604) 398-2836 or (888) 681-5959

Forward-Looking Information:

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include that: (i) PIRET expects to complete the purchase of the remaining property by mid-September, upon the satisfaction of remaining purchase conditions, and (ii) the expansion of the property in Barrington, NJ is expected to be completed in 2015. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by PIRET, including: expectations and assumptions concerning receipt of required regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the completion of the property acquistions, and the vendor’s ability to complete the expansion as currently planned.

Although PIRET believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because PIRET can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals or satisfy the conditions to closing the property acquisitions, competitive factors in the industries in which PIRET operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the PIRET.

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