Rexford Industrial Acquires Industrial Property For $15.5 Million

- Fully Leased Investment in Infill Southern California Industrial Market -

- 2020 Acquisitions total $218.7 Million -

Company Release - 4/9/2020 7:00 AM ET

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 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 an industrial property for $15.5 million. The acquisition was funded using cash on hand.

"Acquired as a sale-lease-back through an off-market transaction, this investment demonstrates our team's ability to leverage Rexford's proprietary originations capability to deliver a creative solution to a seller seeking to unlock value and capital captive in their real estate.  This transaction is also indicative of our commitment to deliver substantially above-market cash yields by investing within infill Southern California, the nation's largest, highest demand and most supply-constrained industrial market," stated Howard Schwimmer and Michael Frankel, Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Company. "Vernon Avenue is a well located, fully occupied industrial property with a long-term in-place triple net lease, providing a favorable level of recurring cash flow plus the potential for future value-add redevelopment given the relatively low implied value of the underlying land. Looking forward, we believe Rexford is well-positioned with a fortress-like, low-leverage balance sheet to capitalize upon emerging internal and external growth opportunities in order to create value for shareholders."

The Company acquired 720-750 N Vernon Avenue, located in Azusa within the LA – San Gabriel Valley submarket, for $15.5 million, or $59 per land square foot. The low coverage property, which was acquired through a sale-lease-back transaction underwritten on a land value basis, comprises 71,692 square feet of buildings on 6.05 acres of land.  The property is fully leased on a long-term, triple net basis. The Company intends to harvest cash flow from the in-place lease, and, upon lease expiration, to redevelop the site by constructing a new, substantially larger Class A warehouse/distribution facility. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 153 million square foot LA – San Gabriel Valley submarket was 1.5% at the end of the fourth quarter 2019.

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 224 properties with approximately 27.5 million rentable square feet and manages an additional 19 properties with approximately 1.0 million rentable square feet.

For additional information, visit www.rexfordindustrial.com.

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Contact:
Investor Relations:
Stephen Swett
424 256 2153 ext. 401
investorrelations@rexfordindustrial.com

 

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