Dec. 21, 2012
/CNW/ - Today, Morguard Corporation (TSX: MRC) ("Morguard") completed the purchase and financing of Alta at K Station, a LEED Gold Certified high rise residential rental complex in
Alta at K Station was purchased free and clear of financial encumbrances for total consideration of
(excluding closing costs) and financed with: (i) a mortgage in the principal amount of approximately
for a term of ten years, bearing interest at 3.29% per annum; (ii) and other available sources of funds.
"We are excited to join
growing market by acquiring this high-profile multi-family property," said
, Chief Executive Officer, Morguard Corporation. "This acquisition is indicative of our U.S. growth strategy to acquire high-quality core assets. We're building on our successful track record of ownership and management of real assets to deliver shareholder value."
The sellers are a venture between
Fifield Companies and
Newport Beach, CA
based Pacific Life Insurance Company. CBRE Capital Markets represented the sellers as well as Morguard Corporation in securing the
in acquisition financing.
Alta at K Station comprises two towers built on an eight-level parking and retail podium with 848 residential units, 700 above-grade parking stalls and 12,000+ SF of high-street retail. The acquisition is expected to close on or about
December 27, 2012
and conditions, other than customary closing conditions, have now been satisfied. The property, located at 555 West Kinzie Street in
West Loop, sits directly on the city's urban rail system on a 1.7 acre site. The 37 storey and 41 storey towers were completed for occupancy in 2010 and currently have an occupancy rate of about 94%.
Morguard will assume management of the complex on
March 1, 2013
, providing all asset management and property management services to support this long-term investment.