TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“CAPREIT”) (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today that it has waived conditions and will acquire two properties located in Ottawa, Ontario, aggregating 380 suites. CAPREIT will pay $95.5 million for the properties, funded by cash. Residential occupancy in the portfolio currently stands at 98.7%. Closing is anticipated on or before November 30, 2020.
The first property, a 50-suite apartment building located at 141 Augusta Street, in downtown Ottawa, is a short walk from the historic Byward Market, Rideau Center, and other local shopping. The property is also close to schools and the University of Ottawa. The building is in good condition, with the potential to add further value under CAPREIT’s capital expenditure program.
The second property, known as Surrey Place & Hunter’s Point, includes 330 three- and four-bedroom townhomes ideal for families. Located in the popular Gloucester neighbourhood of Ottawa, residents are close to green space, retail shopping, schools, and universities. The townhome units include spacious floorplans with backyards, as well as a communal swimming pool and playground. The property is also in excellent condition and stands to realize incremental value under CAPREIT’s management.
“These Ottawa acquisitions are an excellent example of our asset allocation strategy to target mid-tier residential properties in strong Canadian rental markets where our experience will generate increased value for our Unitholders over the long term,” commented Mark Kenney, President and CEO.
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As Canada’s largest publicly-traded provider of quality rental housing, CAPREIT currently owns or has interests in approximately 66,700 residential apartment suites, townhomes and manufactured housing community sites well-located across Canada, in the Netherlands and Ireland. For more information about CAPREIT, its business and its investment highlights, please visit our website at www.caprent.com or www.capreit.net.
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For more information, please contact:
Mr. Michael Stein
Mr. Mark Kenney
President & CEO
Mr. Scott Cryer
Chief Financial Officer