Terreno Realty Corporation
), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently acquired an
industrial building spanning 85,000 square feet in Laurel,
Maryland, for approximately $7.0 million. The property was
purchased from an unnamed seller.
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The acquisition is part of the long-term strategy of the company to
abstain from pursuing ground-up development or land investments,
and instead own functional and flexible buildings in infill
locations that can be modified to accommodate single and multiple
tenants at discounts to replacement cost.
The acquired property is presently 100% leased to a single tenant.
The industrial building is strategically located in the
Baltimore/Washington corridor park, in close proximity to
Interstate 95 - the key highway on the East Coast of the U.S.
Consequently, the properties bring on board unmatched distribution
space for the company.
The estimated stabilized cap rate of the asset is 7.6%. Total
acquisition cost of the property included the initial purchase
price, the effects of marking assumed debt to market, due diligence
and closing costs, estimated near-term capital expenditures, and
leasing costs necessary to achieve stabilization.
San Francisco-based Terreno Realty owns and operates industrial
real estate properties primarily in six major coastal markets of
the U.S. These include the high barrier-to-entry markets of Los
Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, San Francisco Bay Area,
Seattle, Miami and Washington D.C./Baltimore.
As of September 30, 2012, Terreno Realty owned 63 buildings
aggregating 4.8 million square feet in high barrier-to-entry
markets of Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, San
Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Miami and Washington D.C./Baltimore.
The properties were approximately 92.6% leased to 97 tenants.
Each of the locations in which Terreno Realty has a significant
presence is characterized by a well-established transportation
network - seaports, airports, highways and railways that are
essential for the swift distribution of goods. In addition,
available land in these markets is scarce, resulting in steep
barriers for the development of new and competing properties.
We have a Neutral rating on Terreno Realty, which presently has a
Zacks #3 Rank translating into a short-term Hold rating. We also
have a Neutral recommendation and a Zacks #4 Rank (short-term Sell
DCT Industrial Trust Inc.
), one of the competitors of Terreno Realty.