NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE: GNL) ("GNL" or the "Company") announced today that it collected 100% of the original cash rent1 due for the months of April and May, 2021 as of June 7, 2021. The Company also announced that in Q1 and Q2 to date it had closed on or had in its forward acquisition pipeline eight properties for approximately $270 million.
"We continue to see attractive opportunities to expand GNL's portfolio with additional high-quality industrial, distribution and office properties leased to strong tenants in our target markets" said James Nelson, CEO of GNL. "Our ongoing cash rent collection success reflects both the critical role our buildings play for our tenants and our team's diligent underwriting standards of primarily credit-worthy tenants."
About Global Net Lease, Inc. Global Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE: GNL) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE focused on acquiring a diversified global portfolio of commercial properties, with an emphasis on sale-leaseback transactions involving single tenant, mission critical income producing net-leased assets across the United States, Western and Northern Europe. Additional information about GNL can be found on its website at www.globalnetlease.com.
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Includes amounts collected under original lease agreements and amended leases, including deferral arrangements entered into previous periods. The Company calculates "original cash rent collections" by comparing original cash rent due under its lease agreements to the total amount of rent collected during the period, which includes both original cash rent due and payments of amounts deferred from prior periods. Eliminating the impact of deferred rent paid, the Company collected 99% of original cash rent due.