Purpose Investments Announces Acquisition of Interest in Alliance REIT Management Corp.

TORONTO, April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Purpose Investments Inc. (“Purpose”) is very pleased to announce it has acquired an interest in Alliance REIT Management Corp (“Alliance”), a unique Canadian residential real estate investment platform. The platform, to be branded Purpose Alliance Real Estate Investment Trust (“the Fund”), provides investors with a convenient way to gain exposure to the Canadian residential home market. Expansion into the management of physical real estate also represents another unique area where Purpose can add meaningful value to Canadian portfolios, to complement its core, low-fee investment strategies.

“At Purpose, we have always strived to be the leading builder and innovator in the investment management space, and to provide high-quality investment solutions to all Canadians,” said Som Seif, President and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Investments. “Alternative investments such as private real estate are very important components of all Canadians’ portfolios, providing diversified sources of long-term returns and income that are uncorrelated to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds. As such, we are delighted to be partnering with Alliance – a company with a proven track record and very capable management team – and look forward to working together to build a premier Canadian residential real estate investment platform.”

“We are very excited to move forward with this partnership,” said Hooman Tabesh, CEO of Alliance. “Purpose is a premier asset management company and its entrepreneurial culture is well-known and fits well with that of Alliance. This partnership will enable Alliance to grow and scale much more rapidly and take advantage of market opportunities not currently within our reach.”

Purpose Alliance REIT will continue to be run on a day-to-day basis by the same management team led by Mr. Tabesh, while being able to benefit from Purpose’s broader platform. The Fund, a private, RRSP-eligible investment vehicle, is available for investment via offering memorandum to accredited investors.

About Purpose Alliance REIT

Purpose Alliance REIT provides the opportunity for long-term investments in the Canadian residential real estate market in a convenient way through a private, RRSP-eligible investment vehicle. The Fund follows a disciplined, multipronged strategy and seeks to identify properties in “up-and-coming” neighbourhoods well ahead of the gentrification stage, thereby maximizing investor returns and growth. To achieve its investment objective, the Fund intends to assemble a diversified portfolio of residential income-producing properties initially focused in the Toronto core with above-average rental and growth potential. The investment portfolio will continue to be primarily comprised of single family residential homes that have been or can be converted into multi-unit residential income producing properties in diverse and up-and-coming neighbourhoods. For more information, please visit www.alliancereit.com.

About Purpose Investments Inc.

Purpose Investments Inc. is an asset management company with approximately $5 billion under management. Purpose has an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation, and offers a range of managed and quantitative investment products. Purpose is led by well-known entrepreneur Som Seif and is a division of Purpose Financial, an independent technology-driven financial services company.

For further information please contact:

Nancy Turner

Purpose Investments Inc.
Tel: (877) 789-1517
Email: info@purposeinvest.com

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