MONTREAL, April 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - BTB Real Estate Investment Trust ("BTB") (TSXV: BTB.UN) is proud to announce that, after the conclusion of the due diligence process, it has now closed the acquisition of three industrial properties in the Cities of Laval and Montréal, province of Québec, for a total purchase price of $14.7 million excluding closing costs. With the conclusion of this acquisition, BTB has now closed over $364 million worth of properties representing over 3.4 million square feet of leasable area.
4535 Louis B. Mayer Street, Laval, Québec
This industrial property is well situated with easy access onto highways 13, 15 and 440, within ten minutes of Montreal's International Airport. This 41,000 square foot property is fully-leased to Société Strongco GP Inc. (TSX: SQP), a company specializing in selling, renting and repairing heavy equipment and machinery.
7777 Trans-Canada Highway, Saint-Laurent, Québec
This industrial property has a total leasable area of 73,000 square feet. It is well situated in one of the Island of Montreal's well-established industrial parks and benefits from an excellent exposure on the Trans-Canada Highway. This property is leased on a long-term basis to Plastifab, a subsidiary of PFP Corporation (TSX: PFP) that specializes in the manufacturing of molded polystyrene products.
208-244 Migneron Street, Saint-Laurent, Québec
Situated in Montreal's Premier Industrial Park, this industrial building is just a few minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway and Côte-de-Liesse road. The property's total leasable area is 52,100 square feet. It is a multi-tenant building and leased to four tenants, the two larger tenants include ClickTouch Amerique Inc., a company that designs and manufactures membrane keypads and CPT Canada Power Technology, Canada's largest distributor of air-cooled engines and supplies.
BTB is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Its objective is to provide unitholders with stable cash distributions from investments in a quality portfolio of office, industrial, commercial and retail properties predominantly located in the province of Quebec. BTB is led by an experienced management team with in-depth experience in the real estate industry and a Board of Trustees focused on governance and sound business practices.
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Mr. Michel Léonard
President and Chief Executive Officer
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