Investcorp acquires largest US warehouse portfolio

Business Monday 17/September/2018 16:15 PM
By: Times News Service
Investcorp acquires largest US warehouse portfolio

Muscat: Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that its US-based real estate team recently acquired its largest US warehouse portfolio, totalling approximately 4.5 million square feet and including 56 industrial properties across seven metropolitan markets, for a total purchase price of approximately $300 million.
“We are proud to announce our largest US warehouse portfolio acquisition since the inception of the business, giving us the opportunity to expand our presence in this important and growing industrial/warehouse sector in the US,” said Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp.
“This investment further reflects our commitment to growing Investcorp’s footprint in the US, which is a key driver of the firm’s overall growth strategy and an area in which we will look to continue expanding as opportunities arise,” he added.
This investment provides Investcorp with a 90 per cent leased portfolio of Class A and B warehouse, light manufacturing and flex buildings, across the e-commerce, manufacturing, design, wholesaling and food services industries. The portfolio was purchased as a single investment, with over 60 per cent of the property located in “Tier One” industrial markets.
The properties that comprise this portfolio include: Nine multi-tenant Class A and B warehouses in Minneapolis, 16 multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse/flex buildings in Dallas, 14 single and multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse/manufacturing buildings in Chicago, Nine multi-tenant Class A and Class B industrial warehouse and flex buildings in Philadelphia / Delaware, Five multi-tenant Class A and Class B industrial warehouse/manufacturing buildings in Phoenix, Two multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse buildings in Houston and one multi-tenant Class B industrial warehouse building in San Antonio.
“This investment will help our clients gain and increase exposure to the highly relevant industrial sector in a diversified manner and benefit from some of the secular trends shaping the retailing industry in the US,” said Rishi Kapoor, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Investcorp.
“The properties in this portfolio are located in supply constrained infill areas offering “last mile” proximity to major population centres,” he added.
Investcorp’s New York-based real estate team is an active investor in US commercial and residential real estate equity and high-yield debt. Since 1996, Investcorp has acquired more than 550 properties for a total value of more than $14 billion. Across the US, Investcorp targets existing office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality properties located in the largest 30 metropolitan areas with a focus on mid-market core and core-plus investment opportunities.
This recent acquisition represents Investcorp’s ninth industrial portfolio, all of which were acquired over the past 36 months. With this addition, Investcorp now owns 14million square feet of US industrial assets.