Strong Acquisition and Leasing Activity Drives Stag Industrial, Inc.'s Third Quarter 2011

The first full quarter of operations since the IPO results in the completion of $58 million of additional acquisitions and over 1.1 million square feet of leasing

Oct 03, 2011, 18:48 ET from STAG Industrial, Inc.

BOSTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /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 results for the third quarter of 2011.

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"We are very pleased with our third quarter operational results – both on the leasing of our existing portfolio and on our acquisition of new assets. On the leasing front, our 'ground level' experience is that tenants (both new and existing) are active as they move forward in the current, 'more normal' business environment.  This has been evidenced not only by signed leases but also by increased showings, RFPs and the like," said Ben Butcher, the Company's CEO.

The Company acquired six fully leased functional industrial facilities consisting of approximately 1.7 million square feet.  On a square foot basis these acquisitions increase the Company's asset base by over 11% this quarter.  The properties are diversely located in 5 different states covering the East, Southeast, Midwest, and West regions of the United States.  All six properties were purchased at an average cap rate of 9+% based on in-place income for a total cost of approximately $58.1 million.

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The Company also announced that it has signed leases totaling 1.1 million square feet in the third quarter of 2011.  This leasing activity consists of approximately 300,819 square feet of new leases, 20,834 square feet of expansion leases and 825,400 square feet of renewal leases. The year to date tenant retention rate for the existing portfolio's expiring leases has been 88%.

Including the acquisitions, the Company's occupancy rate for the third quarter increased to 92.2% from 91.0% at the end of the second quarter of 2011.

About STAG Industrial, Inc.

STAG Industrial, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed full-service real estate company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States. STAG's portfolio consists of 99 properties in 26 states with approximately 15.9 million rentable square feet.

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