Skyline Commercial REIT Launches New Offering of Over $100 Million

Guelph, ON – July 30th, 2012 – Skyline Commercial REIT based out of Guelph (Ontario) recently launched a new confidential offering to raise over $100 million for an upcoming commercial portfolio acquisition in the GTA and Ottawa regions.   This new offering will close in two parts; in September/October 2012 and in March/April 2013 respectively. Combined, the overall portfolio acquisition (phase one and two) will add over 2.35 million square feet of commercial space,  nearly  400 new tenants and bring Skyline Commercial REIT into 9 new communities across Ontario.

This total portfolio will also complement the existing properties within Skyline Commercial REIT and will greatly expand its overall demographic and geographic diversification.   The asset mix will be primarily comprised of light industrial and office buildings with a small complement of retail space. As a result of this acquisition, Skyline Commercial REIT will be a well-diversified multi-tenant commercial portfolio made up of nearly 2.6 million square feet of commercial space across key markets in Ontario.

Skyline Commercial REIT is a unique alternative Canadian real estate investment that is privately-owned and managed. From the same management team that launched and continues to own and manage the highly successful Skyline Apartment REIT in 2006 (one of the largest owners and managers of multi-residential property in Canada), Skyline Commercial REIT will be managed and operated with the same principles and philosophies that are intrinsic to the success of the Skyline brand.  With nearly 10 years of proven experience and currently managing $120 million worth of commercial property within Skyline Apartment REIT and distributing consistent monthly cash distributions to investors, Skyline and its group of companies, will be capitalizing on their expertise, resources and current opportunities in the market to strengthen and fuel Skyline Commercial REIT.

Some highlights of the Skyline Commercial REIT investment opportunity include:

  • $10 unit price
  • Targeted 9% annual distribution – paid monthly
  • Capital Growth Potential
  • 80 – 90% targeted payout ratio
  • Unique Tax Advantages for Investors -Distributions are tax deferred to the largest extent possible
  • RRSP, RRIF and TFSA eligible
  • Portfolio diversification – tenant base and geography
  • Experienced and award-Winning Management Team
  • Strong track-record of Investor Satisfaction

To obtain a copy of Skyline Commercial REIT’s current Confidential Offering Memorandum, please contact Skyline Wealth Management Inc.’s Investor Relations team at 1.888.977.REIT(7348) or via email.

NOTE: This investment is available to Accredited Investors only or to those who are otherwise exempt. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

About Skyline Industrial REIT

Skyline Industrial REIT (the “REIT”) is a privately owned and managed portfolio of industrial properties, focused on acquiring warehousing, distribution, and logistics-centred properties along major highway corridors and transportation routes in Canada.

Skyline Industrial REIT is distributed as an alternative investment product through Skyline Wealth Management Inc. (“Skyline Wealth”), the preferred Exempt Market Dealer for the REIT.

Skyline Industrial REIT is committed to providing outstanding places to do business and superior service to its tenants, while surfacing value with a goal to deliver stable returns to its investors.

To learn more about Skyline Industrial REIT, please visit SkylineIndustrialREIT.ca.

To learn about additional alternative investment products offered through Skyline Wealth, please visit SkylineWealth.ca.

Skyline Industrial REIT is operated and managed by Skyline Group Of Companies.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeff Stirling
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Skyline Group of Companies
5 Douglas Street, Suite 301
Guelph, ON N1H 2S8