Link Logistics Provides Update on First Quarter 2021 Activity | Financial Buzz

Link Logistics Provides Update on First Quarter 2021 Activity

Link Logistics Real Estate (“Link”), a Blackstone portfolio company and leading operator of the largest portfolio of high-quality logistics real estate assets located exclusively in the U.S., today provided an update on the Company’s first quarter 2021 leasing and investment activity. The Company grew its portfolio in high-growth distribution markets during the quarter, which now comprises more than 420 million square feet.

“We started 2021 on a strong note, continuing our positive momentum as we further expand our portfolio of high quality last-mile logistics,” said Link’s Chief Executive Officer, Luke Petherbridge. “As the e-commerce market continues to accelerate, our scale, geographic footprint and logistics expertise remain key differentiators. We are well-positioned to support our customers with the innovative and sustainable solutions they need to meet the quickly changing consumption and distribution patterns of tomorrow.”

Nicholas Pell, Link’s President and Chief Investment Officer, added, “We continue to see attractive capital deployment opportunities across the country, and we remain focused on infill locations in coastal cities and high-population growth areas where we can leverage our local expertise.”

Notable Acquisitions and Development Projects

  • Acquired a 60% interest in two last-mile focused portfolios primarily in California and Seattle with a total gross value of $1.6 billion

    • Portfolios comprise 71 high quality assets totaling 9.5 million square feet and are approximately 96% occupied
  • Acquired 10.3 million square feet across 33 high-quality warehouses located in key markets for $994 million
  • 14.5 million square feet of total development projects representing $1.9 billion of investment are currently underway, predominantly concentrated in California, New Jersey, Seattle and South Florida

    • Pending land acquisitions developable into more than 4.0 million square feet
  • Commenced construction on 885,000 square feet of new development and redevelopment projects at a cost of $141 million

Additional Portfolio Activity

  • Signed 530 new and renewal leases representing more than 20 million square feet
  • Gained more than 150 new customers, increasing the Company’s total to more than 6,400 customers
  • Sold 3.3 million square feet of assets totaling approximately $360 million
  • Announced a partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council and a new environmental commitment that all new developments will be certified under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) v4 Core and Shell framework

    • LEED commitment represents a $1.2 billion investment and applies to a total of 21 ground up development projects to be delivered over the next five years

About Link Logistics

Link Logistics, established by Blackstone in 2019, is a leading national provider of last-mile logistics real estate solutions designed to meet the needs of the modern supply chain. The Company operates the largest portfolio of high-quality logistics real estate assets located exclusively in the U.S. Link Logistics has more than 6,400 customers and 420 million square feet of logistics facilities across key distribution markets in the U.S. Link Logistics has the scale, geographic footprint and logistics expertise, as well as a heightened focus on sustainability to power the supply chain of tomorrow. For more information regarding the Company, please visit www.linklogistics.com.

Contacts

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher

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