Saturday, December 19, 2009

Home Depot Distribution Center in Topeka, KS Sold For $23.5 Million

SEC Edgar Database - December 16, 2009

On December 11, 2009, American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. acquired a leasehold interest in a build-to-suit Home Depot Distribution Facility that will service Home Depot stores in the Kansas City region (the “Home Depot Facility”). The Home Depot Facility is a “Rapid Deployment Center” of approximately 465,600 square feet located in Topeka, KS. The aggregate purchase price is approximately $23.5 million, inclusive of all closing costs and fees. The primary lease term under this net lease arrangement is twenty years, having commenced simultaneous with closing, and provides for two extensions of successive five-year terms. The average annual base rent over the initial lease term is approximately $2.2 million.

The purchase price is comprised of a combination of proceeds from the sale of common shares and proceeds received from a four-year non-recourse, fixed-rate first mortgage loan totaling approximately $13.7 million. The first three years of the loan are considered the initial term with a fixed interest rate of 6.25%, and the loan includes a one-year extension option at an interest rate of 6.50%.

The Home Depot Facility is net leased to Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (“Home Depot”) pursuant to which Home Depot will be required to pay all operating expenses and capital expenditures in addition to base rent, simultaneously with the acquisition of the properties, and have a primary lease term of 20 years. Annual rent is approximately $1.8 million for the first year of the initial lease term (7.65% initial yield), which increases 2% annually. The lease provides for two extensions of successive five-year terms. Sphere: Related Content

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