All amounts are in US Dollars unless otherwise stated.
TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Firm Capital American Realty Partners Trust (the “Trust”), (TSXV: FCA.U), (TSXV: FCA) is pleased to announce it has entered into a joint venture agreement with an unrelated third party to acquire a $37.5 million multi-family residential property located in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
North Pointe Apartments (“North Pointe” or the “Property”) is a 235-unit, multi-family residential property located in Hyattsville, Maryland. Hyattsville, MD is located within the Washington D.C. Metro Area and is in close proximity to the Trust’s Brentwood, MD joint venture. The joint venture is purchasing the property for $37.5 million or approximately $159,575 per unit ($217 per square foot), representing a 5.7% capitalization rate. The Property is expected to close during the third quarter of 2020.
The Property is being financed by a new first mortgage for approximately $29.7 million with an approximate 3.0% interest rate. The terms of the financing include a four-year interest-only or I/O period, 30 year amortization and a twelve year term. The remaining capital requirement, including closing and working capital, is approximately $10.8 million and is being funded through $6.8 million of common equity held 50% by the Trust and 50% by the unrelated third party, with the remaining $4.0 million being funded as preferred equity at an 8% rate of return, being held 100% by the Trust.
ABOUT FIRM CAPITAL AMERICAN REALTY PARTNERS TRUST
Firm Capital American Realty Partners Trust (to be renamed “Firm Capital Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust”) is a U.S. focused real estate investment trust that pursues multi-residential income producing real estate and related debt investments on both a wholly owned and joint venture basis. Subsequent to the closing of the Property, the Trust will have ownership interests in a total of 2,308 apartment units diversely located in Florida, Connecticut, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Georgia and Maryland.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities law. Any statements that are contained in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend” and similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse factors affecting the U.S. real estate market generally or those specific markets in which the Trust holds properties; volatility of real estate prices; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; industry and government regulation; changes in legislation, income tax and regulatory matters; the ability of the Trust to implement its business strategies; competition; currency and interest rate fluctuations and other risks. Additional risk factors that may impact the Trust or cause actual results and performance to differ from the forward looking statements contained herein are set forth in the Trust’s Annual Information Form under the heading Risk Factors (a copy of which can be obtained under the Trust’s profile on www.sedar.com).
Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Except as required by applicable law, the Trust undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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