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Khulood Ebrahim and Yusef Al Yusef

Investcorp buys 4 industrial properties in US for $380m

MANAMA, October 7, 2021

Bahrain-based Investcorp, a leader in alternative investment products, has acquired 89 industrial properties totalling approximately 2.2 million sq ft across four major US markets for a total purchase price of $380 million.

The properties grow Investcorp’s US industrial real estate holdings to approximately $2.8 billion across approximately 27 million sq ft comprised of more than 385 buildings.

The latest acquisitions provide Investcorp with a 95% leased portfolio of Class B industrial warehouses with a diversified tenant base across a range of industries, including: technology, industrial services, business & administrative services, and maintenance & contracting services, among others.

The properties comprising the portfolio are primarily located in the top major industrial markets by size including Los Angeles, California (ranked 2nd), Dallas, Texas (ranked 4th), Phoenix, Arizona (ranked 14th) and Seattle, Washington (ranked 17th).

These markets have experienced strong growth in recent years as the rise of e-commerce and need for more efficient supply chains has increased demand for warehousing, distribution and fulfilment centres.

Khulood Ebrahim, Real Estate Product Specialist at Investcorp, said: “Over the past few years, we have continued to successfully execute Investcorp’s strategy to acquire assets with what we believe to be strong cash flows, solid fundamentals and additional upside potential through active asset management. We are seeing a strong demand for industrial and logistics real estate due to the increased demand for e-commerce, and we are pleased to expand our US industrial portfolio with these acquisitions.”

Yusef Al Yusef, Managing Partner for Investcorp’s Private Wealth, said: “We are continuing to work through an attractive pipeline of new investment opportunities in the US industrial real estate space. We see great growth potential and we are pleased to further enhance our footprint in the US through the expertise of our real estate team as well as their global reach which has enabled us to source these properties to meet growing investor demand.”

Since 1996, Investcorp has acquired approximately 1,025 properties for a total value of over $21 billion. According to Real Capital Analytics, Investcorp is the third largest cross-border buyer of US real estate, and fourth largest cross-border seller over the full years of 2019 and 2020. – TradeArabia News Service


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