ExchangeRight Acquires Net-Leased Portfolio via REIT
ExchangeRight said Wednesday that its Essential Income REIT has acquired a portfolio of 15 net-leased assets for $84 million, adding 231,654 square feet of net-leased property. This latest acquisition brings the REIT’s acquired assets to 352 net-leased properties diversified across 37 national creditworthy tenants, 34 states and 4.7 million square feet.
In connection with the transaction, former investors of the seller performed a tax-deferred 721 exchange into the REIT’s Operating Partnership (OP), resulting in the issuance of $18.2 million of OP Units to new investors.
“Rather than taking a blind pool approach, the Essential Income REIT’s aggregation strategy begins with a large, fully identified portfolio of rigorously vetted properties,” said Joshua Ungerecht, a managing partner at Pasadena-based ExchangeRight. “This pre-arranged strategic growth provides our REIT investors with a systematic pipeline of future acquisitions to achieve enhanced diversification and return potential, supported by similar net-leased properties with primarily investment-grade tenants.”
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).