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Prologis closes on $4B US logistics purchase

The portfolio expands the Prologis footprint across the US

Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, has completed the acquisition of the real estate assets of Industrial Property Trust Inc. (IPT) for approximately $4 billion in cash, including the assumption and repayment of debt.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Prologis acquired IPT through its two U.S. co-investment ventures, split evenly between USLF and USLV.

The portfolio comprises 37.5 million square feet and 236 properties, 96 percent of which are in existing Prologis markets.

The transaction expands Prologis’ position in key markets across the U.S., including Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle and New Jersey.

EUGENE REILLY

“We are very pleased to add IPT’s portfolio to our platform,” said Prologis chief investment officer Eugene F. Reilly.

“These high-quality assets are located in markets and submarkets that we believe offer the best long-term investment potential. In addition, we welcome IPT’s 450 customers, 172 of which are existing Prologis relationships.

“With this acquisition, we have increased our presence in key U.S. markets and will leverage the benefit of our scale and proven operating expertise to deliver enhanced service to our customers, maximizing shareholder value.”

Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment manager said the transaction consisted of 236 properties located across 24 geographic areas that are currently 96 percent leased

RAJ DHANDA

“Black Creek has a long history of creating value through our investment solutions and the completion of this transaction is a testament to both our strategy and the strength of the industrial sector,” said Raj Dhanda, chief executive officer, Black Creek Group.

“We are pleased to deliver on our commitment of building high-quality portfolios that provide investors with healthy shareholder returns and we remain dedicated to the industrial sector as we continue to acquire and develop industrial assets for our other portfolios. Our goal is to continue to deliver strong investment results for investors in our portfolios in the future.”

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Eastdil Secured, L.L.C. acted as financial advisors to IPT. CBRE, Inc. acted as real estate advisor to IPT. Hogan Lovells acted as legal advisor to IPT.

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