122,000 square foot, 100% occupied by Multi-National Corporation with 15 year lease 

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TORONTO, September 7, 2018 – True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust  (TSX: TNT.UN) (the “REIT“) is pleased to announce it has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 122,000 square foot Class “A” office property located at 6 Staples Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario (the “GTA Property”).

The GTA Property is a five-storey Class “A” office building with 122,000 rentable square feet and 516 parking stalls.  Situated on 10.33 acres, the property occupies a prominent position at the corner of Staples Avenue and Leslie Street, providing superior access to all major 400-series highways.  The property is also fully serviced by all local transit systems including York Regional Transit, Viva and Richmond Hill GO Train Station. With an average remaining lease term of 15 years, the building is 100% occupied by a multi-national corporation. The $33.0 million purchase price for the GTA Property was satisfied by proceeds from the REIT’s July 2018 public unit offering and first mortgage financing on the property in the amount of approximately $21.5 million, with an interest rate of 3.88% for a 10 year term.

About the REIT

The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT currently owns and operates a portfolio of 43 commercial properties consisting of approximately 3.54 million square feet in urban and select strategic secondary markets across Canada. The REIT is focused on growing its portfolio principally through acquisitions across Canada and such other jurisdictions where opportunities exist.

For complete financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis for the period, and any other information relating to the REIT, please visit www.sedar.com or the REIT’s website at www.truenorthreit.com.

For further information:

Daniel Drimmer
President and Chief Executive Officer
(416) 234-8444
or
Tracy Sherren
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 234-8444