Artis Acquires $94.1 Million and US$96.6 Million of Industrial and Retail Properties

Artis Acquires $94.1 Million and US$96.6 Million of Industrial and Retail 
Properties 
WINNIPEG, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: AX.UN) 
("Artis" or the "REIT") announced that it has recently acquired $94.1 million 
of industrial and retail properties in Canada and US$96.6 million of 
industrial properties in the United States (the "U.S."). 
Recently Closed Acquisitions: 
On August 27, 2012, Artis acquired 201 Edson Street, a 105,600 square foot 
single tenant industrial building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Located on a 
5.12 acre site, the property has 24 foot clear ceiling height and abundant 
loading, including numerous rail loading doors. 201 Edson Street is fully 
leased until 2017. The purchase price of $9.6 million, which represents a 
going-in capitalization rate of 7.5%, was financed with cash on hand. 
On September 20, 2012, Artis acquired the Meadowvale Gateway Portfolio. The 
Meadowvale Gateway Portfolio is a 376,736 square foot industrial portfolio 
located in Mississauga, Ontario, comprised of five properties. The portfolio 
is 97.1% leased to a well-diversified mix of 42 tenants. The purchase price 
of $33.5 million represents a going-in capitalization rate of 6.7% and a cost 
per square foot that is well below replacement cost for industrial properties 
in the GTA. The purchase price was financed with cash on hand. On October 
24, 2012, Artis obtained a new 10-year mortgage on the property in the amount 
of $20.0 million bearing interest at a fixed rate of 4.01% per annum. 
On October 26, 2012, Artis acquired the Minneapolis Industrial Portfolio II, a 
1,989,746 square foot portfolio of 11 institutional quality industrial 
buildings located in various submarkets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, 
Minnesota. This portfolio is 93.6% leased to a diverse roster of over 30 high 
quality tenants, including U.S. Venture, Viking Electric Supply, Crane 
Worldwide Logistics, FedEx Ground Package System, and Interline Brands. The 
purchase price of US$96.6 million, representing a going-in capitalization rate 
of 6.8%, has been financed by way of a new mortgage in the amount of US$54.5 
million, of which US$30 million is new 10-year mortgage financing at a fixed 
interest rate of 4.13% per annum, and US$24.5 million is 10-year financing at 
a floating interest rate of LIBOR plus 2.25%. 
On October 31, 2012, Artis acquired Namao South, a 108,018 square foot Class A 
retail development located along the 97th Street retail corridor, a desirable 
retail node and one of the fast growing areas in Edmonton, Alberta. The 
property was newly constructed between 2008 and 2012 and is comprised of seven 
retail buildings, two of which include second floor office space, with an 
excellent parking ratio of 4.1 stalls per 1,000 square feet. Namao South is 
100% leased by a well-diversified roster of national and local tenants, 
including Shoppers Drug Mart, Bank of Montreal, Medical Imaging Consultants 
and Dollarama, with a weighted-average term to maturity of 9.1 years. The 
purchase price of $51.0 million, representing a going-in capitalization rate 
of 6.1%, has been financed by way of proceeds of new $30.4 million seven-year 
mortgage financing bearing interest at a rate of 3.49% per annum. 
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Artis is a diversified Canadian real estate investment trust investing in 
office, industrial and retail properties. Since 2004, Artis has executed an 
aggressive but disciplined growth strategy, building a portfolio of commercial 
properties in Canada and the United States, with a major focus on Western 
Canada. Artis' commercial property comprises over 23.0 million square feet 
of leasable area in 214 properties. Leasable area by asset class is 
approximately 18.3% retail, 32.6% office and 49.1% industrial. The portfolio 
is located 8.0% in British Columbia, 26.2% in Alberta, 4.8% in Saskatchewan, 
15.6% in Manitoba, 15.0% in Ontario and 30.4% in the U.S. 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility 
for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Mr. Armin Martens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jim Green,  
Chief Financial Officer or Ms. Kirsty Stevens, Chief Administrative  Officer 
of the REIT at (204) 947-1250. 
SOURCE: Artis Real Estate Investment Trust 
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