Plymouth Industrial REIT Accelerates Investment Strategy with Agreement to Acquire Chicago-Area Industrial Portfolio for $101.5 Million

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE American: PLYM) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 15-building, 3.0 million-square-foot Class B industrial portfolio in the Chicago area from BIGS Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, for $101.5 million in total consideration. The purchase price includes $20.3 million in cash and an $81.2 million loan from an affiliate of the seller. The acquisition, which is expected to close within the next two weeks subject to customary closing conditions, is projected to provide an initial yield of 8.1%.

The portfolio consists of ten single-tenant buildings totaling approximately 2.0 million square feet and five multi-tenant buildings totaling approximately 1.0 million square feet. The buildings are collectively 96% leased to a diverse mix of manufacturing and distribution tenants with strong credit, long histories in their locations and heavy capital investment in their space. The portfolio is well balanced with a weighted average lease term of 4.1 years remaining, with an average of less than 14% of the leases expiring each year during the next five years.

Jeff Witherell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Plymouth Industrial REIT, noted, “This transaction is a unique opportunity to provide both stability and levers to drive NOI growth well into the future, and acquire highly functional industrial assets in strategic Chicago-area submarkets."

Commenting on Plymouth’s ongoing efforts to increase its footprint in the Chicago area, Pendleton White, Jr., President and Chief Investment Officer, noted, “We are excited about our ability to scale up in Chicago, adding to the six properties we already own within one of the strongest industrial markets in the country – and to do so at substantially below replacement cost. The mission critical use of these buildings by over half of the tenants for corporate or national headquarters operations was also particularly attractive to us.”


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7200 Mason Avenue 207,345 Bedford Park, IL
6000 West 73rd Street 148,091 Bedford Park, IL
6510 West 73rd Street 306,552 Bedford Park, IL
6558 West 73rd Street 301,000 Bedford Park, IL
6751 Sayre Avenue 242,690 Bedford Park, IL
11601 Central Avenue 260,000 Alsip, IL
13040 South Pulaski Avenue 395,466 Alsip, IL
1796 Sherwin Avenue 98,879 Des Plaines, IL
1455-1645 Greenleaf Avenue 150,000 Elk Grove Village, IL
28160 North Keith Drive 77,924 Lake Forest, IL
13970 West Laurel Drive 70,196 Lake Forest, IL
3841-3865 Swanson Court 100,000 Gurnee, IL
1750 South Lincoln Drive 499,200 Freeport, IL
525 West Marquette Avenue 112,144 Oak Creek, WI
5110 South 6th Street 58,500 Milwaukee, WI

About Plymouth

Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. is a full service real estate investment company structured as a vertically integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single and multi-tenant industrial properties, including distribution centers, warehouses and light industrial properties, primarily located in secondary and select primary markets across the United States. The Company seeks to acquire properties that provide current operating income with the opportunity to enhance shareholder value through property re-positioning, capital improvements and restructuring tenant leases.

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