BOSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STAG Industrial, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: STAG), a company focused on the acquisition, ownership, and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States, today announced its operating activity for June 2014 as well as the second quarter of 2014.
In June, the Company acquired three warehouse and distribution buildings, containing a total of 716,398 square feet for approximately $26 million. These buildings are located in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Knoxville, Tennessee markets. They are 100% leased with a weighted average lease term remaining of just over four years.
In the second quarter of 2014, the Company acquired a total of nine industrial buildings consisting of approximately 2.1 million square feet for approximately $82 million.
For the year to date, the Company has acquired 13 industrial buildings consisting of approximately 3.1 million square feet for approximately $119 million.
The Company has entered into contracts to acquire nine additional buildings for a purchase price of approximately $96 million. These contracts are subject to various closing conditions which have not yet been satisfied, so there can be no assurance that the transactions will be consummated.
In June, the Company signed two new leases for approximately 210,000 square feet. The Company also signed three renewal leases containing approximately 694,000 square feet.
With these June leases, the Company has executed leases consisting of over 1.3 million square feet in the second quarter of 2014. The second quarter's total leasing activity consisted of approximately 210,000 square feet of new leases and approximately 1.1 million square feet of renewal leases. The tenant retention rate for the leases expiring in the second quarter of 2014 was 35%. The Company's occupancy rate for the second quarter decreased to 94.5% from 95.3% at the end of the first quarter of 2014.
For the year to date, the Company has executed leases containing approximately 2.6 million square feet consisting of 2.3 million square feet of renewal leases and 335,000 square feet of new and expansion leases. Year to date tenant retention rate for the Company is 56%.
About STAG Industrial, Inc.
STAG Industrial, Inc. is a real estate operating company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant, net-leased industrial properties throughout the United States. The Company's portfolio consists of 221 properties in 34 states with approximately 41.2 million rentable square feet.
For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.stagindustrial.com.
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