QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROI Land Investments Ltd (OTCQB:ROII) ("ROII or the "Company") (OTCBB:ROII), an emerging developer of residential real estate project in the fast growing Canadian province of Quebec, has today announced that it has executed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") for the acquisition of a 211 unit residential development project based in Beauport, Quebec, Canada ("The Beauport/Cambert Project" or "the Project"). The demographics of Beauport, Quebec include a population of 80,000 people and the city itself is a suburb of Quebec City, Canada. This transaction inclusive of the development project represents the first land acquisition in the history of the Company.
"The Company is very pleased about the value proposition and prospects of this initial opportunity," commented Patrick Bragoli, CEO of ROI Land Investments, Ltd. "This transaction is clearly the first important step in our corporate development, and provides shareholders with a strategic development project in the Quebec City greater metropolitan area. Quebec City has demonstrated a solid economy where the unemployment rate is very low and the economic growth has been stable since 2009."
The Beauport/Cambert Project is the only low density residential project planned in Beauport for the next 10 years, and should be developed in the next three years. The Beauport sector experience a high demand in the Quebec City area, and there was a 6.45% total population growth in the 2003-2011 period. This compares to a 5.87% growth for the Province of Québec and a 4.46% growth for Canada over the same period, according to Statistics Canada.
The appraisal value for the Beauport/Cambert land development Project has been estimated at $9,000,000 Canadian ($), according to an independent evaluation conducted by the Group Altus., a world renowned independent appraisal and consulting firm (http://www.altusgroup.com).
The Company will continue to update shareholders, via press releases, when additional material events occur. In the meantime the Company and its management are presenting to a number of bank and institutional investors to capitalize on the above-mentioned opportunity as well as others that may arise.
About ROI Land Investments, Ltd.
ROI Land Investments, Ltd. ("ROI") is a real estate investment company specializing in land development. ROI's business model consists of acquiring attractive land developments free of zoning restrictions, obtaining the necessary development permits, outsourcing the development of the infrastructure and profiting from the sale of the subdivided land units to known large regional developers.
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