Bahrain-based Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, has announced that its US-based real estate team had recently acquired its largest US warehouse portfolio, totalling 4.5 million sq ft and including 56 industrial properties across seven metropolitan markets, for $300 million.
The portfolio was purchased as a single investment, with over 60 per cent of the property located in “Tier One” industrial markets, said a statement from Investcorp.
The properties that comprise this portfolio include:
•Nine multi-tenant Class A and B warehouses in Minneapolis
•16 multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse/flex buildings in Dallas
•14 single and multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse/manufacturing buildings in Chicago
•Nine multi-tenant Class A and Class B industrial warehouse and flex buildings in Philadelphia / Delaware
•Five multi-tenant Class A and Class B industrial warehouse/manufacturing buildings in Phoenix
•Two multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse buildings in Houston
•One multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse building in San Antonio
This investment provides Investcorp with a 90 per cent leased portfolio of Class A and B warehouse, light manufacturing and flex buildings, across the e-commerce, manufacturing, design, wholesaling and food services industries, it stated.
Investcorp executive chairman Mohammed Alardhi said: "We are proud to announce our largest US warehouse portfolio acquisition since the inception of the business, giving us the opportunity to expand our presence in this important and growing industrial/warehouse sector in the US."
"This investment further reflects our commitment to growing Investcorp’s footprint in the US, which is a key driver of the firm’s overall growth strategy and an area in which we will look to continue expanding as opportunities arise," he remarked.
Investcorp’s New York-based real estate team is an active investor in US commercial and residential real estate equity and high-yield debt.
Since 1996, Bahrain-based group has acquired more than 550 properties for a total value of more than $14 billion.
Across the US, Investcorp said it targets existing office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality properties located in the largest 30 metropolitan areas with a focus on mid-market core and core-plus investment opportunities.
Co-chief executive officer Rishi Kapoor pointed out that this investment would help its clients gain and increase exposure to the highly relevant industrial sector in a diversified manner and benefit from some of the secular trends shaping the retailing industry in the US.
"The properties in this portfolio are located in supply constrained infill areas offering “last mile” proximity to major population centres," he noted.
This recent acquisition represents Investcorp’s ninth industrial portfolio, all of which were acquired over the past 36 months. With this addition, Investcorp now owns 14 million sq ft of US industrial assets.-TradeArabia News Service