Graham Commercial Properties Acquires 16 Distribution Centers in Southeast for $194M

by Alex Tostado

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Graham Commercial Properties (GCP) has acquired a distribution center portfolio that encompasses 16 facilities, 2.7 million square feet and three states in the Southeast for $194 million.

The assets are located in Spartanburg, S.C.; Charlotte and Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Tampa and Orlando, Fla. The exact locations were not disclosed, but a press release stated the properties average 170,000 square feet and are situated near interstates, airports, rail and both inland and sea ports.

The portfolio was 98 percent leased at the time of the sale and the portfolio has a combined 1.5 million square feet of expansion and development capabilities, according to Birmingham, Ala.-based GCP.

“The Southeast distribution portfolio improves GCP’s overall portfolio in every category: quality of tenants, building metrics, geography and lease rollover,” says Taylor Graham, vice president of investments for GCP. “We are excited to increase our holdings in the Carolinas to over 30 percent of the total portfolio.”

CBRE represented the privately owned buyer in the transaction. The seller was not disclosed. Wells Fargo provided acquisition financing.

GCP’s portfolio now spans 11.7 million square feet across Alabama, Georgia, Florida and North and South Carolina.

— Alex Tostado

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