Prologis European Logistics Partners Sarl Acquires 11 Properties in United Kingdom 2.45 Million Square Foot (227,000 Square Meter) Portfolio Purchased by Joint Venture of Prologis and Norges Bank Investment Management
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced that Prologis European Logistics Partners Sarl (PELP) purchased 11 buildings in the United Kingdom. PELP is a 50/50 joint venture between Prologis and Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). This is PELP's first acquisition since its formation in March.
The high-quality distribution facilities, totaling approximately 2.45 million square feet (227,000 square meters), are located in the West London, the South East and Midlands markets of the UK.
"This acquisition is a unique opportunity to purchase high-quality assets in the United Kingdom that complement PELP's existing portfolio," said Gary Anderson, CEO, Prologis Europe & Asia. "Demand for logistics infrastructure in the UK is rising at a time when the construction of new facilities is at a historic low. These strategically-located properties complement our existing portfolio and will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers."
With this acquisition, PELP's portfolio includes 206 Class-A logistics facilities totaling 51.2 million square feet (4.8 million square meters) in Europe.
Prologis, Inc., is the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on global and regional markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of March 31, 2013, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 559 million square feet (51.9 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,500 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises.
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