BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- STAG Industrial, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:STAG), a company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States, today announced its acquisition and leasing results for the third quarter of 2012.
"It was another strong quarter for the Company. We completed a second follow-on equity offering in August and recently closed a new $350 million, unsecured revolver and term loan. These added to our financial strength and positioned us to complete the significant acquisition volume we have under agreement to close through the first few weeks of the fourth quarter and beyond," said Ben Butcher, the Company's CEO.
The Company announces the acquisition last week of two industrial buildings containing a total of 405,858 square feet for approximately $14.3 million. The acquired properties consist of a light manufacturing and distribution facility located near Lynchburg, Virginia and a warehouse and distribution facility located near Chicago, Illinois. Both properties are 100% leased with an average lease term of 5 years.
In total, the Company acquired thirteen fully leased industrial facilities consisting of approximately 3.1 million square feet in the third quarter. On a square foot basis, these acquisitions increase the Company's asset base by over 15%. These properties were purchased at an average cap rate of 9+% based on in-place income for a total cost of approximately $101.3 million. The quarter's acquisitions bring the Company's total acquisition volume for 2012 to approximately $215 million. Since its IPO in April 2011, the Company's total acquisition volume is approximately $341 million, increasing the Company's asset base by over 72% on a square foot basis.
Including the previously announced STAG II portfolio contract, the Company has entered into contracts to acquire thirty-six additional properties for a combined purchase price of approximately $163.4 million, subject to various closing conditions. These conditions have not yet been satisfied so there can be no assurance that these transactions will be consummated.
The Company also announced that it has signed leases totaling 728,024 square feet in the third quarter of 2012. This leasing activity consists of approximately 73,881 square feet of new or expansion leases and 654,143 square feet of renewal leases. The year to date tenant retention rate for the leases expiring through September 2012 was 88%. The Company's occupancy rate for the third quarter increased to 96.3% from 95.7% at the end of the second quarter of 2012.
About STAG Industrial, Inc.
STAG Industrial, Inc. is a full-service real estate company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States. STAG's portfolio consists of 134 properties in 30 states with approximately 23.5 million rentable square feet.
For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.stagindustrial.com.
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