Brookfield Property Partners LP (NYSE: BPY, TSX: BPY.UN), the recently spun-out commercial real estate platform of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management, has agreed to purchase U.S. industrial property owner and operator Industrial Developments International Inc. (IDI) for US$1.1 billion. The seller is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Kajima Corp. BPY will own a 25% interest in IDI with the balance taken by partners. In June, the firm acquired U.K.-based EZW Gazeley Ltd., a developer of logistics warehouses and distribution parks.
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Brookfield to purchase Industrial Developments International from Kajima of Japan for $1.1 billion
High quality industrial portfolio comprised of over 27 million square feet of operating assets and 49 million square feet of future development potential
Brookfield’s industrial portfolio to comprise 62 million square feet with 79 million square feet of future development potential
Hamilton, Bermuda, August 7, 2013 – Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY, TSX: BPY.UN) has reached an agreement to acquire Industrial Developments International Inc. (IDI) from the U.S. subsidiary of Kajima Corporation in a $1.1 billion transaction that will create one of North America’s largest industrial property companies. Brookfield Property Partners will own an approximate 25% interest in IDI with the balance owned by Brookfield’s institutional partners.
Founded in 1989 and based in Atlanta, IDI owns and operates 75 high quality industrial distribution facilities totalling 27 million square feet in 12 states, and serves major North American consumer product, retail and industrial companies. In addition, IDI has 49 million square feet of future development projects and a significant third party property management business.
The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013.
With the acquisition of IDI, Brookfield’s industrial portfolio will comprise over 62 million square feet of operating assets and more than 79 million square feet of future development potential with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and China, making it one of the largest global owners of industrial and logistics facilities.
“The addition of IDI to Brookfield’s existing industrial operations will create a leading global industrial real estate company able to deliver high quality distribution facilities to clients around the world,” said Ric Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Property Group. “The combined business will own irreplaceable assets and development sites near major markets and transport routes, with a 25 year track record of delivering superior service, and is now positioned for significant long term growth.”
“Brookfield will be an exceptional parent organization and we are enthusiastic about starting a positive new chapter for IDI as we approach our 25th year in business,” said Timothy J. Gunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of IDI. “With Brookfield’s backing, we have an exciting opportunity ahead of us to strengthen IDI’s presence in the current markets we serve and potentially in uncharted territory.”
Melissa Coley, VP, Investor Relations and Communications
Brookfield Property Partners
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