SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of Class-A logistics and retail assets from Morris Realty Associates LLC ("Morris") for an aggregate price of approximately $820 million.
Upon closing, Prologis will acquire a 100-percent occupied portfolio of 8 Class-A operating and development properties totaling 3.2 million square feet. Also included in the portfolio are 13 retail properties totaling 2.2 million square feet, which will be marketed for sale.
"Portfolios of this size, location and quality are extremely rare," said Nick Kittredge, president, Prologis East Region. "This off-market transaction follows a long-standing relationship with Morris. It will add state-of-the-art product to our portfolio in northern New Jersey and underscores the strength and appeal of our currency through our OP unit structure."
Morris will contribute the industrial and retail portfolios in exchange for common operating partnership units and a new class of common limited partnership units. The transaction is subject to Prologis' satisfactory completion of due diligence, customary closing conditions and is expected to close in late April, 2015.
Refer to our report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC for additional information regarding this agreement.
Prologis, Inc., is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of December 31, 2014, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 590 million square feet (55 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,700 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.
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