Rexford Industrial Acquires Four Industrial Properties For $62.7 Million; Sells One Property For $2.4 Million

- Four Property, 100% Leased Industrial Portfolio in Core Infill Submarkets -

- 2017 Acquisition Volume Totals $667 Million -

Company Release - 1/4/2018 4:05 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (the "Company" or "Rexford Industrial") (NYSE: REXR), a real estate investment trust focused on owning and operating industrial properties located in Southern California infill markets, today announced the acquisition of a four property industrial portfolio for approximately $62.7 million. The acquisitions were completed during the fourth quarter of 2017 and were funded using cash on hand, draws on the Company's line of credit and proceeds from a $2.4 million disposition.

"These acquisitions contribute 416,843 square feet of 100% leased product in prime, supply-constrained infill Southern California with favorable NOI growth potential as below-market in-place leases roll over the next twenty months," stated Howard Schwimmer and Michael Frankel, Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Company. "As we continue to capitalize upon our regional consolidation opportunity, we closed the year with $667 million of acquisitions and recycled approximately $99 million of capital through dispositions. Driven by our proprietary, research-driven acquisition platform, we continue to generate attractive opportunities to acquire value-add and leased industrial property as we execute our internal and external growth strategies focused on driving cash flow and shareholder value."

The Company acquired 302 S. Rockefeller Avenue and 4355 E. Brickell Street, located in Ontario in the Inland Empire – West submarket for $14.5 million or $146 per square foot and $13.1 million or $137 per square foot, respectively. The S. Rockefeller Avenue property contains 99,282 square feet on 5.34 acres of land, and the E. Brickell Street property contains 95,644 square feet on 5.76 acres of land. Both Class A single tenant industrial buildings are 100% leased, offer 30-foot warehouse clearance, modern functionality and a favorable number of dock high loading positions. Both properties are currently leased at below-market rents and are located proximate to the I-10, I-60, and I-15 freeways. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 285 million square foot Inland Empire – West submarket was 1.7% at the end of the third quarter 2017.

The Company also acquired 12622-32 Monarch Street, located in Garden Grove in the Orange County – West submarket for $20.5 million or $169 per square foot. The property comprises two high-quality industrial buildings totaling 121,225 square feet on 5.95 acres which are currently 100% leased to three tenants at below market rates. Monarch Street features a favorable ratio of dock-high loading positions, a large yard and 26-foot warehouse clearance. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 41 million square foot Orange Country – West submarket was 0.6% at the end of the third quarter 2017.  

In addition, the Company acquired 8315 Hanan Way, located in Pico Rivera in the Los Angeles - Central submarket for $14.5 million, or $144 per square foot. The single tenant industrial building contains 100,692 square feet on 4.43 acres of land and is 100% leased on a long-term basis to an entrenched tenant in the packaging manufacturing industry. The property features 24-foot minimum warehouse clearance, recently modernized offices and nine dock-high loading positions. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 287 million square foot Los Angeles – Central submarket was 1.6% at the end of the third quarter 2017.

The Company sold 77-700 Enfield Lane in Palm Desert in the Inland Empire-East submarket for approximately $2.4 million or $113 per square foot. The multi-tenant industrial building was 74% occupied and contains 21,607 square feet on 1.61 acres of land. The property was sold to a private investor.  Proceeds from the disposition were recycled in a tax deferred 1031 exchange to fund a portion of the Monarch Street acquisition. In 2017, the Company completed a total of approximately $98.7 million of dispositions with all sale proceeds recycled through 1031 exchanges to fund concurrent acquisitions.

About Rexford Industrial

Rexford Industrial is a real estate investment trust focused on owning and operating industrial properties in Southern California infill markets. The Company owns 151 properties with approximately 18.5 million rentable square feet and manages an additional 19 properties with approximately 1.2 million rentable square feet.

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