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Necessity Retail REIT's portfolio includes Streets of West Chester, located in the Cincinnati suburb of West Chester, OH

Necessity Retail REIT Closes on $1.3B Portfolio Acquisition 

The Necessity Retail REIT (RTL) said Monday that it had completed its $1.3-billion acquisition of 81 power, anchored and grocery centers from certain subsidiaries of CIM Real Estate Finance Trust. for $1.3 billion. The acquisition included the assumption of $356 million in debt.  

RTL also said that year to date, it had acquired 93 properties for a total of $1.4 billion. The acquired properties total 10.2 million square feet and were acquired at a cash cap rate of 7.24% and a weighted-average capitalization rate of 8.60%. 

CEO Michael Weil said following the close of the portfolio acquisition, the company’s holdings include more than 1,050 properties valued at $5.3 billion. “The transactions we have completed so far this year have deliberately focused our portfolio on necessity retail assets in suburban markets, including adding 13 grocery-anchored shopping centers, while decreasing our exposure to office assets to 1% of our straight-line rent.” 

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