SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, today announced that Japanese real estate investment trust Nippon Prologis REIT, Inc. (NPR), will issue new investment units. Prologis will retain its 15-percent ownership interest in NPR.
NPR intends to use the net proceeds from the issuance, estimated at JPY 29.5 billion ($276.1 million), for the repayment of the bridge loans used to acquire five Class-A properties for JPY 61.9 billion ($579.4 million). Three properties will be acquired from Prologis' wholly owned Japan portfolio on March 1 and the remaining two properties upon their respective 2018 completion dates of October 1 and December 3. The assets, totaling 284,620 square meters (3.1 million square feet), were offered to NPR through its sponsor support agreement with Prologis. The issuance is expected to close March 12, 2018 in Japan.
NPR is managed by a wholly owned subsidiary of Prologis.
This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered or exempt from registration.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 684 million square feet (64 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,000 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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