Gladstone Commercial Corporation Announces $26.4 Million Industrial Property Acquisition in Philadelphia, PA

MCLEAN, Va., July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ:GOOD) (“Gladstone Commercial”) reported today that it completed the acquisition of a 300,000 square foot, single-tenant Class-A industrial building located in Philadelphia, PA for $26.4 million.

The property is leased to the National Archives and Records Administration (“NARA”) through 2032, with a termination option beginning in 2027. The property is home to NARA’s Federal Records Center and The National Archives at Philadelphia. The lease is fully guaranteed by the United States Government (S&P, AA+; Moody’s, Aaa) and demonstrates Gladstone Commercial’s emphasis on acquiring high quality properties leased to creditworthy tenants.

The mission-critical property serves as the federal records center for over 80 federal agencies located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic states. In its role as The National Archives at Philadelphia, the property serves as the primary retention facility for historically significant records of federal agencies and courts.

“This high quality industrial acquisition expands our presence in the Philadelphia market, as well as our national industrial footprint,” said Matt Tucker, the Managing Director responsible for the transaction. “The property is very well located, is mission critical for the tenant, and should provide our investors with long term steady returns supported by the investment grade rated credit of the United States Government.”

The going-in cash capitalization rate for the transaction is 6.41% and the GAAP capitalization rate is 6.62%. Simultaneously with the acquisition of the property, Gladstone Commercial closed a $14.9 million 10 year mortgage with a fixed rate of 3.75%.

About Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD)

Gladstone Commercial is a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, owning and operating net leased industrial and office properties across the United States. As of March 31, 2017, its real estate portfolio consisted of 95 properties located in 24 states, totaling approximately 10.9 million square feet. For additional information please visit

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Matt TuckerBrandon Flickinger
Managing DirectorDirector
(703) 287-5830(703) 287-5819
Andrew WhiteBuzz Cooper
Managing DirectorSenior Managing Director
(310) 953-4960(703) 287-5815

Investor or Media Inquiries:

Bob Cutlip
President – Gladstone Commercial Corporation
(703) 287-5878

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