Nuveen Global Cities REIT acquires $52M metro Boston industrial property

Nuveen Global Cities

iCrowdNewswire   Nov 19, 2020  3:09 PM ET

Nuveen Global Cities REIT, Inc., a perpetual-life non-listed REIT, announced that it has acquired One National, an industrial property located in metro Boston for $52 million, excluding closing costs.

The 300,000 square foot light industrial property is fully leased to a single e-commerce tenant, which plans to use the newly-renovated Class A facility as a middle-mile sorting facility.

One National is located at 1 National St., Milford, Mass., in Metro Boston Home to nearly five million people, the Boston metro area is recognized as an intellectual and medical hub, including over 100 colleges and universities with an annual enrollment of 250,000 students. Boston is a very dense and land constrained market boasting a 4.7% vacancy rate across 439 million square feet of industrial space.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of a strategically-located industrial property in the high barriers-to-entry Boston market. The location is ideal for e-commerce tenants as it allows deliveries to all households within the Boston MSA and the surrounding region within 1.5 hours. The property has recently undergone extensive renovations, so it will efficiently serve the needs of the new tenant,” said Rich Kimble, Portfolio Manager of the REIT.

The acquisition of One National provides the REIT a sector exposure overweight to industrial of 36%.

“While virtually no property sector or portfolio is immune to the negative effects of this pandemic-driven recession, we believe certain sectors and strategies, including industrial, are better positioned in these uncertain times.  We are excited to add One National to our portfolio,” said Kimble.

GCREIT is sponsored by Nuveen, LLC, a TIAA company, and externally advised by its affiliate, Nuveen Real Estate Global Cities Advisors, LLC, an investment advisory affiliate of Nuveen Real Estate.

About Nuveen Real Estate
Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with $127 billion of assets under management.

With over 80 years of real estate investing experience and more than 660 employees* located across over 25 cities throughout the United StatesEurope and the Asia-Pacific region, the firm offers unparalleled geographic reach, which is married with deep sector expertise.

*Includes 315+ real estate investment professionals, supported by a further 345+ Nuveen employees.

Source: Nuveen,  as of June 30, 2020.

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E-Soo Kim
Nuveen Media Relations 212.207.2012

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E-Soo Kim
Nuveen Media Relations 212.207.2012