Global Net Lease, Inc. announced today that 97% of the original cash rent due for the third quarter of 2020 has been received as of October 2, 2020, including 99% of the original cash rent due from the Company’s assets in the United Kingdom and 99% of the original cash rent due from the Company’s assets in the rest of Europe.
“We continue to collect nearly all of the cash rent payable throughout our portfolio, which we believe is a testament to our rigorous investment and acquisition underwriting process,” said James Nelson, CEO of GNL. “The strength of our portfolio is reinforced by our balance of mission critical industrial assets and over 99% occupancy as of June 30, 2020 by primarily investment grade or implied investment grade tenants, including nine of our top ten tenants1 portfolio-wide.”
Sale Leaseback Transaction
On September 25, 2020, GNL closed on the acquisition in a sale and leaseback transaction of three office and industrial properties located in the UK and Spain for a total of £14.3 million and €4.5 million ($23.4 million based on prevailing exchange rates on that date) at a weighted-average going-in capitalization rate2 of 7.26% and a weighted-average capitalization rate3 of 7.89%. The properties were leased back to the seller and have 12 years of remaining term, weighted based on square feet as of the closing date. The tenant is an investment grade, Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate.
About Global Net Lease, Inc.
Global Net Lease, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE focused on acquiring a diversified global portfolio of commercial properties, with an emphasis on sale-leaseback transactions involving single tenant, mission critical income producing net-leased assets across the United States, Western and Northern Europe. Additional information about GNL can be found on its website at www.globalnetlease.com.
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