NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT announces acquisition of German medical office building
TORONTO, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ – NorthWest International Healthcare
Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSXV: MOB.UN) (the “REIT”)
announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire
Medicum Muensterfeld – a newly constructed medical office complex
located in Fulda, Germany, approximately 100km northeast of Frankfurt,
Germany. The acquisition represents the REIT’s sixth asset in Germany
and reinforces its commitment to becoming the largest owner of
healthcare real estate in the country.
At approximately 120,000 square feet, Medicum Muensterfeld is 99%
occupied with a weighted average lease expiry of 7.1 years. The
property has a diversified tenant base focused on healthcare related
users and orthapedic services which benefit from the building’s close
proximity to the Klinikum Fulda – one of Fulda’s leading hospitals.
The purchase price of approximately C$20.3M, subject to customary
closing adjustments represents an approximate 7.0% in-place cap rate.
The REIT’s investment will be funded from existing resources and new
mortgage financing from Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank for
C$12.2M with a five year term, a fixed interest rate of approximately
2.50% per annum and a 40 year amortization period. The acquisition is
expected to close during the first quarter of 2013, subject to
customary closing conditions and is expected to be immediately
About NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate
The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust
established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. Including its
investment in Vital Healthcare Property Trust (NZX: VHP), the REIT
currently holds interests in a portfolio of 31 income-producing
properties, with a focus on internationally-located medical office
buildings and healthcare real estate, comprising approximately 1.9
million square feet of gross leasable area located in Australia / New
Zealand, Brazil and Germany.
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SOURCE NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT