Industrials REIT acquires four multi-let estates for £21 million

(Formerly Stenprop Limited)
(Registered in Guernsey with registration number 64865)
LSE share code: MLI  JSE share code: MLI
("Industrials REIT" or the "Company")

20 April 2022


Industrials REIT, the UK multi-let industrial (“MLI”) property company, announces that it has acquired
four multi-let industrial estates, in Boston, Barnsley, Leeds and Stockton on Tees, for a total
consideration of £20.86 million. The purchase price reflects a blended net initial yield (“NIY”) of 5.7%
and an average capital value of £80 per sq ft. Totalling 260,000 sq ft, the assets generate £1.25 million
of annualised rent which equates to a low average passing rent of £4.82 psf.

Following these transactions, Industrials REIT’s MLI portfolio now comprises 105 estates across
7.1 million sq ft of space.

The individual assets are:

    -   Haven Business Centre, Boston, acquired for £4.0 million, reflecting a NIY of 7.1% and a capital
        value of £69 psf. The property is 100% occupied and comprises 58,148 sq ft of MLI space
        across 22 units, generating annual rent of £301,649 which equates to £4.98 per sq ft. Haven
        Business Centre is a modern estate offering purpose-built units of between 1,500 and
        13,000 sq ft, which are highly sought after by SMEs in the local market.

    -   Twibell Street Trade Park, Barnsley, acquired for £5.85 million, reflecting a NIY of 5.25%. The
        purpose-built, modern industrial estate totals 54,978 sq ft across five units and is 100%
        occupied, generating annual rent of £327,070 which equates to £5.95 per sq ft.

    -   Astra Park, Leeds, acquired for £6.7 million, reflecting a NIY of 4.8% and a capital value of
        £93 psf. 100% occupied, it offers 72,069 sq ft of MLI space across 16 units and generates rent
        of £341,249, equating to low passing rent of £4.74 per sq ft. Astra Park is a highly sought after
        MLI hub, strategically located just two kilometres south of Leeds City Centre. The local area is
        characterised by a shortage of available units, which is expected to underpin future rental
        growth in addition to offering medium to long term development opportunities given the low
        site density.

    -   Units 1-12, Primrose Hill Industrial Estate, Stockton on Tees, acquired for £4.31 million,
        reflecting a 6.2% NIY and a capital value of £57 per sq ft. The property totals 75,270 sq ft across
        13 units and generates rent of £286,172, equating to £3.80 per sq ft. The modern, purpose-
        built estate is 100% leased to 11 occupiers and benefits from its location in the centre of

Will Lutton, Head of Investment at Industrials REIT, commented: “These properties, which take our
MLI portfolio past seven million sq ft, are fully aligned with our objective of investing in purpose built
MLI estates let off low passing rents and located in densely populated areas which are witnessing
strong economic activity. The regional MLI market is characterised by record low vacancy and strong
tenant demand, demonstrated by the 100% occupancy levels across these assets. In addition to a mix
of near and more medium term asset management opportunities, we are confident of capitalising on
current demand to drive rents through our Industrials Hive operating platform.”

Industrials REIT were represented by HSM, CPP and Ryden on these transactions.

This announcement is voluntary and for information purposes only.

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About Industrials REIT:
Industrials REIT is a UK REIT listed on the LSE and the JSE. The objective of the Company is to deliver
sustainable growing income to its investors. Industrials REIT invests in a diversified portfolio of UK
multi-let industrial (MLI) properties with the strategic goal of becoming the leading MLI business in
the UK. For further information, go to

Date: 20-04-2022 08:00:00
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