Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation

                          Announces New Acquisition    FREEHOLD, N.J., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On December 6, 2004, Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (Nasdaq: MNRTA) announced the acquisition of a 306,000-square-foot industrial building at 7410 Magi Drive, Hanahan, Berkeley County, South Carolina, for a purchase price of approximately $13,800,000.  This property is net-leased to Norton McNaughton of Squire, Inc., for thirteen years, with a lease that is guaranteed by Jones Apparel Group, Inc., (NYSE: JNY).  The building was purchased from North Point Park, LLC., a South Carolina limited liability company.  Stan Johnson Company acted as broker for the seller.  Eugene W. Landy, President, expressed his continued pleasure with the Company's progress in increasing its portfolio of high-quality industrial properties net-leased to investment grade tenants.  "Our goal for 2005 is to acquire $30,000,000 in new properties for the REIT.  We are well on our way to meeting this goal."  Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, which was organized in 1968, is a publicly-owned real estate investment trust specializing in net-leased industrial properties.  The Company's equity portfolio consists of thirty-five industrial properties and one shopping center located in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Massachusetts, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, North Carolina, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado and South Carolina.  In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities.     SOURCE  Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation /CONTACT:  Rosemarie Faccone or Susan Jordan, +1-732-577-9996, both of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation/  (MNRTA JNY)  CO:  Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation; Norton McNaughton of Squire,   Inc.; Jones Apparel Group, Inc.; North Point Park, LLC. ST:  New Jersey, South Carolina IN:  RLT FIN SU:  RLE -0- Dec/06/2004 21:39 GMT    
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