BOSTON, Jan. 2, 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 acquisition and leasing activity for December 2013 as well as the fourth quarter of 2013.
In December, the Company acquired six buildings, consisting of two light manufacturing facilities and four warehouse and distribution facilities, containing a total of 1.7 million square feet for approximately $56 million. Three of the buildings acquired are located near Chicago, Illinois. The remaining buildings are located near Lansing, Michigan, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Janesville, Wisconsin. The properties are 100% leased with a weighted average remaining lease term of just over five years.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company acquired a total of 10 industrial facilities consisting of approximately 3.1 million square feet for approximately $97 million.
For the calendar year ended 2013, the Company has acquired 39 industrial facilities consisting of approximately 9.0 million square feet for approximately $346 million. This annual acquisition activity increased the square footage of the Company's portfolio by 30.8%.
The Company has entered into contracts to acquire one additional property for a purchase price of approximately $11 million. This contract is subject to various closing conditions which have not yet been satisfied, so there can be no assurance that the transaction will be consummated.
In December, the Company signed one new lease located in Holland, Michigan, containing approximately 35,000 square feet and one renewal in Cincinnati, Ohio, containing approximately 56,000 square feet.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, the Company has executed leases containing approximately 728,000 square feet, consisting of approximately 594,000 square feet of new and expansion leases and approximately 134,000 square feet of renewal leases. None of the three leases containing approximately 107,000 square feet scheduled to expire in the fourth quarter were renewed. The tenant retention rate for the calendar year ended 2013 for the Company was 59%. The Company's occupancy rate for the fourth quarter increased to 95.6% from 94.0% at the end of the third quarter of 2013. The occupancy rate at year end 2012 was 95.1%.
About STAG Industrial, Inc.
STAG Industrial, Inc. is an industrial operating company focused on single-tenant, net-leased industrial properties throughout the United States. The Company's portfolio consists of 209 properties in 34 states with approximately 38.1 million rentable square feet.
For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.stagindustrial.com.
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