MEXICO CITY/ March 25, 2019 (STL.News)
FIBRA Prologis (BMV: FIBRAPL 14), a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico, today announced it has completed the sale of a portfolio of buildings to a major Mexican institutional investor for USD $62.0 million ($57.73/sqft), net of capital credit for near-term maintenance, in line with December 31, 2018 appraised value ($58.28/sqft).
The portfolio has a 95.7 percent occupancy rate and comprises approximately 1.1 million square feet including:
Two buildings totaling 423,021 square feet in Guadalajara;
Three buildings totaling 343,809 square feet in Monterrey;
One building totaling 139,673 square feet in Nogales;
One building totaling 95,949 square feet in Querétaro; and
One building totaling 71,868 square feet in Saltillo
The proceeds from this transaction will be used to pay down our revolving line of credit and was included in our 2019 guidance.
“This disposition further aligns our portfolio with our long-term investment strategy,” said Luis Gutierrez, CEO, Prologis Property Mexico. “Despite the quality of these sold properties, 85 percent of them are related to manufacturing and they are in submarkets where we no longer plan to expand.”
“Buyer interest for quality assets in Mexico is strong,” added Hector Ibarzabal, COO, Prologis Property Mexico. “This transaction highlights the disconnect between valuation in the public and private markets.”
ABOUT FIBRA PROLOGIS
FIBRA Prologis is a leading owner and operator of Class-A industrial real estate in Mexico. As of December 31, 2018, FIBRA Prologis was comprised of 200 logistics and manufacturing facilities in six industrial markets in Mexico totaling 36.0 million square feet (3.3 million square meters) of gross leasable area.
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