Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Announces New Acquisition
FREEHOLD, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013
FREEHOLD, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Monmouth Real Estate Investment
Corporation (NYSE:MNR) today announced the acquisition of a 114,923 square
foot industrial building located at 21200 Spring Plaza Drive, Harris County,
Spring, Texas at a purchase price of $15,281,318. The property is net-leased
for 10 years to FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., a Delaware corporation. The
building is situated on approximately 17 acres in the Houston MSA and is
expandable by approximately 80,000 additional square feet.
Michael P. Landy, President and CEO, commented, "We are very pleased to
announce the acquisition of this new built-to-suit distribution center for
FedEx Ground. The property is situated right off the interstate and is less
than one mile away from Exxon Mobil's new world headquarters. Houston is one
of our nation's largest industrial markets and with the expansion of the
Panama Canal scheduled to come on-line in 2015, we anticipate strong growth in
shipments for the foreseeable future."
"With this transaction, Monmouth has acquired five properties totaling
approximately 1,122,000 square feet thus far in the first quarter of fiscal
2014. These new built-to-suit Class A industrial properties were acquired at
an aggregate cost of $73,641,934. In addition to this FedEx facility, the
other four single tenant properties are net-leased to The American Bottling
Company- a division of Dr Pepper Snapple, Ralcorp - a division of Conagra,
International Paper Company, and FedEx Ground- a division of FedEx. The lease
terms are 10.5 years, 20 years, 10 years, and 10 years respectively. We are
very pleased with each of these new high quality acquisitions and anticipate
continued growth throughout fiscal 2014."
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, founded in 1968 and one of the
oldest public equity REITs in the U.S., specializes in net-leased industrial
properties subject to long-term leases primarily to investment grade tenants.
The Company is a fully integrated and self-managed real estate company, whose
property portfolio consists of eighty industrial properties and one shopping
center located in twenty-seven states, containing a total of approximately
10.7 million rentable square feet. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio
of REIT securities.
SOURCE Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation
Contact: Susan Jordan, 732-577-9996
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