AMSTERDAM, June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a leading net lease REIT specialising in corporate sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing and the acquisition of single-tenant net lease properties, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with private developer Borghese Logistics Participaties II B.V. ("Borghese Logistics"), to expand an existing logistics facility situated in the Port of Rotterdam area in the Netherlands.
The facility is currently leased to Nippon Express Nederland B.V. ("Nippon"), the European subsidiary of third-party logistics provider Nippon Express Co. Ltd. The expansion, a modern BREEAM and FM certified logistics facility, will provide approximately 350,903 square feet (32,600 square meters) of additional floorspace to Nippon. Upon completion of the expansion the building will total 1,118,919 square feet (103,951 square meters).
- Surface area expansion and allocation: The total expansion of will provide approximately 350,900 square feet (32,600 square meters) of additional floor space to Nippon, which will be divided into 338,918 square feet (31,487 square meters) of warehouse and 14,321 square feet (1,130 square meters) of office space.
- Expected completion and lease term: The development of the facility is anticipated to be completed by July 1, 2019. The expansion space will be leased to Nippon for a 10-year term with annual CPI rent escalations.
- Strategic location: The facility is located in the Maasvlakte submarket, the entry point to and one of the three main logistics submarkets of the Port of Rotterdam; Europe's largest port and logistics hub.
- Existing, high-quality tenant: W. P. Carey acquired the logistics facility in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands, in December 2015 for approximately $43 million (€38 million, based on the exchange rate at that time). The facility was purchased from the developer, Borghese Logistics, which completed construction of the building in October 2014 and leased the facility to Nippon. To view this press release, please click here.
W. P. Carey Managing Director Greg Butchart noted: "This development agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating long-term value for W. P. Carey's shareholders and supporting our tenants' growth strategies. W. P. Carey's ability to invest additional capital in the existing facility allowed us to meet Nippon's expansion needs while also investing in a sustainable asset. Leasing them additional space tailored to their needs on attractive economic terms enhances the value of the asset and makes the investment advantageous for all parties. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Nippon and their Rotterdam team."
Danny Levenswaard, Director Distribution & Warehousing, Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: "The Port of Rotterdam Authority welcomes W. P. Carey's expansion of the facility, which is leased to and operated by Nippon Express Netherlands and which will lead to the warehouse being the largest in the Port of Rotterdam. With the expansion Nippon Express Netherlands underlines its strong ambition for further growth in this premium logistics location at the Gateway to Europe."
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Celebrating its 45th anniversary, W. P. Carey (NYSE: WPC) ranks among the largest diversified net lease REITs with an enterprise value of over $10 billion and a portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate totaling 886 properties covering approximately 85 million square feet. For over four decades the Company has invested in high-quality single-tenant industrial, warehouse, office and retail properties subject to long-term leases with built-in rent escalators. Its portfolio is located primarily in North America and Northern and Western Europe and is well-diversified by tenant, property type, geographic location and tenant industry. www.wpcarey.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. Federal securities laws. The comments of Mr. Butchart are examples of forward looking statements. A number of factors could cause W. P. Carey's actual results, performance or achievement to differ materially from those anticipated. Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are the general economic climate; the supply of and demand for commercial properties; interest rate levels; the availability of financing; and other risks associated with the acquisition and ownership of properties, including risks that the tenants will not pay rent, or that costs may be greater than anticipated. For further information on factors that could impact W. P. Carey, reference is made to its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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