- Acquires Three Leased Investments for $285.6 Million within Prime Infill Southern California Submarkets -
-Year-to-Date Acquisitions Total $1.3 Billion -
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2021 /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 two industrial properties comprised of an aggregate 421,824 square feet and one 80.2 acre industrial storage site for an aggregate purchase price of $285.6 million. The company also announced the disposition of a 71,600 square foot property for $18.6 million. The acquisitions were funded using a combination of 1031 disposition proceeds, cash on hand, and proceeds from the Company's previously executed equity offerings.
"These transactions demonstrate Rexford's deep knowledge, local sharpshooter expertise and strategic focus in supply-constrained infill Southern California, the nation's most sought-after industrial market," said Howard Schwimmer and Michael Frankel, Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Company. "Acquired through off-market and lightly-marketed transactions, these investments contribute favorable current cash flow plus future value-add opportunity to drive superior, long term value creation. With over $1.3 billion in investments completed year-to-date, plus over $250 million of new investments under contract or accepted offer, the Company is well positioned with a low-leverage, fortress-like balance sheet to generate long-term cash flow growth and value for our shareholders through our demonstrated internal and external growth strategies."
In September and October, the Company acquired:
5772 Jurupa Street, located in Ontario, within the Inland Empire – West submarket for $54.0 million or $150 per square foot. The 360,000 square foot, 30-foot clear building on 16.8 acres of land is fully leased at rent estimated to be approximately 40% below market. Upon lease expiration, the Company intends to drive cash flow growth through the renewal of the existing tenant at a higher market rent or through the execution of value-add improvements and re-tenanting. The initial unlevered 4.3% cash yield is projected to grow to a stabilized yield on total investment of 8.2%. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 316 million square-foot Inland Empire – West submarket was 1.0% at the end of the second quarter 2021.
2500 E. Victoria Street, located in Rancho Dominguez, within the LA – South Bay submarket for $217.1 million, or $62 per land square foot. The 80.2 acre infill industrial storage site is subject to a long-term sale lease-back with a leading operator of liquid storage terminals. Located in the heart of the LA – South Bay submarket, the site is strategically positioned between the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex and LAX. The investment provides favorable cash flow with an initial 5.0% unlevered cash yield plus the potential longer-term value-add opportunity to redevelop the site into a modern, state-of-the-art industrial facility. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 218 million square-foot LA – South Bay submarket was 0.6% at the end of the second quarter 2021.
1010 E. Belmont Street, located in Ontario, CA, within the Inland Empire - West submarket for $14.5 million, or $235 per square foot. The 61,824 square foot, single tenant building on 2.8 acres of land is fully leased at rent estimated to be approximately 55% below market. Upon lease expiration, the Company intends to drive cash flow growth through the renewal of the existing tenant at a market rent or through re-tenanting after execution of value-add improvements including the addition of twelve dock positions. The initial unlevered 3.0% cash yield is projected to grow to a stabilized yield on total investment of 5.5%. According to CBRE, the vacancy rate in the 316 million square-foot Inland Empire – West submarket was 1.0% at the end of the second quarter 2021.
In September, the Company disposed of the following property:
5803 Newton Drive, located in Carlsbad, within the North County San Diego submarket for $18.6 million, or $260 per square foot. The 71,602 square foot building was fully leased at the time of sale. The unlevered IRR on this transaction to the Company is 16.6%. Proceeds from the sale were reinvested into the acquisition of 2500 E. Victoria Street.
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 279 properties with approximately 35.0 million rentable square feet and manages an additional 20 properties with approximately 1.0 million rentable square feet. For additional information, visit www.rexfordindustrial.com.
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