Rexford Industrial Acquires Ten-Building Industrial Portfolio For $203.2 Million

- Adds 868,000 Square Feet to Infill Southern California Portfolio

Company Release - 3/5/2020 5:34 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (the "Company" or "Rexford Industrial") (NYSE: REXR), a real estate investment trust focused on creating value by investing in and operating industrial properties located in Southern California infill markets, today announced the acquisition of a ten-building industrial property portfolio for $203.2 million, including assumed debt. The acquisition was completed through a combination of cash and an UPREIT transaction, whereby the seller contributed a portion of the portfolio value to the Company's operating partnership, Rexford Industrial Realty, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership") in exchange for a blend of operating partnership units ("OP Units") and newly issued convertible preferred operating partnership units ("Series 2 CPOP Units"). The newly issued Series 2 CPOP Units are non-callable by the Company for five years and feature a $45.00 liquidation preference, 4.0% dividend and 0.7722% conversion premium, all of which are more fully described in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on or about the date of this press release.

"We are pleased to announce Rexford's acquisition of this ten-building industrial portfolio located within our prime, infill Southern California target submarkets," stated Howard Schwimmer and Michael Frankel, Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Company. "Our team was able to leverage our proprietary research and relationship-driven originations capability to acquire this portfolio through a lightly-marketed transaction.  Currently 87.7% leased to 56 tenants with average in-place rents estimated to be materially below-market, this investment provides an above-market cash yield as well as the potential for favorable cash flow growth into future periods through a combination of leasing and value-add enhancements.  Located within some of the most supply-constrained and best performing submarkets within infill Southern California, these assets represent a strategic, accretive expansion within our core target markets. Our ability to offer OP and Series 2 CPOP Units provided the seller with a unique value proposition through a tax-efficient UPREIT structure delivering ownership in Rexford Industrial, one of the nation's largest logistics REITs differentiated by our entrepreneurial, value-driven focus on the nation's largest industrial market with leading tenant-demand fundamentals.  Looking forward, we are excited at the prospects before us to drive accretive internal and external growth to maximize shareholder value."

The portfolio consists of three single-tenant and seven multi-tenant industrial properties containing a total of 867,242 square feet on 43.06 acres of land. The portfolio was acquired for $203.2 million, or $234 per square foot. The properties are located in four of the Company's core infill Southern California markets, including LA – South Bay, LA – Mid Counties, Inland Empire – West and Orange County. Approximately two-thirds of the assets are located in the region's top-performing LA – South Bay submarket, which ended the fourth quarter of 2019 with a vacancy rate of 0.8%, according to CBRE. The portfolio's tenant pool is also highly diversified, with no single tenant occupying more than 12.9% of the total rentable area.

The properties are further detailed below:

Property Name

Square Feet



Leased %

Kingshill Pl


Los Angeles

South Bay


Manhattan Beach Blvd


Los Angeles

South Bay


Santa Fe Ave


Los Angeles

South Bay


W. 126th St


Los Angeles

South Bay


La Cienega Blvd


Los Angeles

South Bay


Knox St


Los Angeles

South Bay


Woodwind Dr



Orange County West


Atlantic Ocean Dr



Orange County South


Los Nietos Rd


Los Angeles



Richton St


San Bernardino

Inland Empire West


Total Portfolio




About Rexford Industrial

Rexford Industrial, a real estate investment trust focused on creating value by investing in and operating industrial properties throughout Southern California infill markets, owns 223 properties with approximately 27.4 million rentable square feet and manages an additional 19 properties with approximately 1.0 million rentable square feet.

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