Bahrain’s Investcorp announced that its US-based real estate team has acquired a portfolio of 126 industrial properties totaling 10.2 million square feet across five major metropolitan areas through two separate transactions for a total capitalization of approximately $800 million.
“Our real estate business and the US market have been and will continue to be key drivers of our growth strategy. We are excited to build upon our position as one of the largest international buyers of US real estate through this transaction, which represents the biggest real estate portfolio acquisition in our history. This milestone demonstrates our confidence in the US market, our team’s prowess in identifying attractive investment opportunities with strong underlying fundamentals, and our ability to deploy greater capital behind our convictions,” said Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman of Investcorp.
Alardhi continued, “With consumers and businesses increasingly demanding faster deliveries, industrial real estate assets close to major population centers will only become more important to efficient supply chains and enabling e-commerce. We have been actively building our industrial and logistics portfolio to capitalize on the opportunities of this secular growth trend and these transactions represent a major next step in our efforts.”
”The acquisition provides Investcorp with a 91.5% leased portfolio of Class A and B warehouse, distribution, and light manufacturing/research and development buildings across logistics, e-commerce, industrial chemicals, and food services industries, among others,” said in a statement.
The portfolio is comprised of properties located across the major industrial markets of Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina, and Memphis, Tennessee.
In the twelve months ending June 30, 2019, Investcorp has ranked as the fifth largest international buyer of US real estate, according to Real Capital Analytics. Investcorp currently owns approximately 240 industrial properties across the US totaling more than 20 million square feet, including this latest acquisition.