“This was a very unique transaction consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio with locations across the United States and Canada,” said CBRE’s Sandquist. “Today, investors have a big appetite for single-tenant assets with long-term leases.” CBRE’s Scott added “with the strength of the commercial real estate market, sale-leaseback transactions continue to be a very effective source of capital for occupiers to fund other corporate initiatives such as acquisitions, plant expansions and investments in equipment.”
Based in Irvine, Texas, Forterra is a leading multinational manufacturer of clay and concrete building products. The properties included in the sale represent a large portion of the firm’s concrete pressure pipe and concrete gravity pipe manufacturing operations. The majority of buildings are located near major U.S and Canadian highways and consist of manufacturing, office and storage facilities.
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