Vancouver, March 31, 2015 - Adventus Realty Trust, by its trustee, Adventus Realty Services Inc. (the “Trust”), Adventus Capital Partners Ltd. (the “Manager”) and Adventus Realty Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”), by its general partner, Adventus Realty Services Inc. (together with the Trust and the Manager, the “Issuers”) today announced the successful closing of its best efforts, brokered private placement offering (the “Brokered Offering”) of 1,505,643 units of the Trust, 79,397 non-voting common shares of the Manager and 79,397 units of the Partnership (the Trust Units, Manager Shares and Partnership Units shall be collectively referred to as the “Securities”).
The Securities were issued at a price of C$15.25 per Trust Unit, $15.24 per Manager Share and $0.01 per Partnership Unit, for gross proceeds of approximately C$24.2 million (the "Brokered Offering").The Brokered Offering was conducted by Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. who acted as sole lead agent.
The Trust intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to invest in the acquisition of direct or indirect interests in US office real estate properties, including the expenses of assessing potential property acquisitions, and to pay down the balance of the mezzanine financing incurred to close the Columbia Center transaction. The Manager intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to pay the expenses of the Offering, including fees and expenses that may be paid by it in respect of the Offering, and for working capital.
Adventus Realty Trust is a private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) formed in early 2012. Adventus is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is focused on US income producing suburban office commercial real estate, initially in the suburban office market of Chicago, Illinois. To date, Adventus has acquired twelve office buildings with values totaling approximately US $253 million, which gives Adventus a portfolio of commercial real estate of approximately 2.1 million square feet.
More information is available at www.adventusrealty.com.
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Adventus Realty Services Inc.
1660, 999 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2W2
Rodney B. Johnston Michael Iannacone
Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer