NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Net Lease, Inc. (NYSE: GNL) ("GNL" or the "Company") announced today that on September 2, 2021 the Company closed on the acquisition of Trafalgar Court, a premier office building leased to two tenants in Guernsey, Channel Islands, for a contract purchase price of $76.5 million1 excluding closing costs. Year to date, the Company has closed on six properties for a contract purchase price of $326.3 million1, including the previously announced acquisition of the McLaren Group headquarters in Woking, Surrey, England. The acquisitions were completed at a going-in capitalization rate2 of 9.13%, a weighted-average capitalization rate of 10.23%, and had a weighted average remaining lease term of 18.0 years at closing.
The Company also announced a forward acquisitions pipeline of seven properties with a contract purchase price of $130.1 million3, consisting of signed purchase and sale agreements and signed letters of intent. The forward pipeline has a weighted-average going-in capitalization rate 6.73%, a weighted-average remaining lease term of 14.5 years and includes properties leased to Walmart and Pilot Point Steel. Combined with the closed acquisitions, GNL's total closed and under agreement acquisitions for 2021 have a contract purchase price of $456.4 million at a weighted-average going-in capitalization rate of 7.65% and a weighted-average remaining lease term of 15.9 years.
"We were invited to bid on Trafalgar Court because of our stellar execution in the McLaren transaction earlier this year and our growing reputation as the preeminent REIT buying large office, industrial and distribution assets in the UK and Europe," said James Nelson, CEO of GNL "We agreed to acquire this property with a strong tenant base that is nearly 100% implied investment grade rated at an excellent 8.05% going-in cap rate at the time we signed the contract due to a near-term lease expiration for a significant tenant. Prior to closing, we leveraged our property management experience to help secure a 15-year lease extension for the expiring tenant, representing 23% of the building's space, extending the weighted-average remaining lease term for the property to 9.3 years from 5.8 years. We believe this extended lease and other steps we are evaluating will give us the opportunity to unlock significant value from this property. Our forward pipeline of accretive industrial and office acquisitions maintains GNL's growth trajectory."
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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Based on prevailing exchange rates on date of closing
Going-in capitalization rate is a rate of return on a real estate investment property based on the expected, cash rental income that the property will generate under its existing lease during the first year of the lease. Going-in capitalization rate is calculated by dividing the cash rental income the property will generate during the first year of the lease (before debt service and depreciation and after fixed costs and variable costs) and the purchase price of the property. The weighted average going-in capitalization rate is based upon square feet of the date of acquisition.
Four of the pending acquisitions are subject to a definitive purchase and sale agreement, which are subject to conditions, and three of the pending acquisitions are subject to a letter of intent, which is nonbinding. These pending acquisitions may not be completed on the contemplated terms or at all.