FCPT Announces Acquisition of Outparcel Portfolio from Brookfield Properties
Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT), a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of high-quality, net-leased restaurant properties (“FCPT” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement for the purchase of 24 outparcel properties from Brookfield Properties (“Brookfield”), for a purchase price of approximately $46.4 million. This transaction was priced at a capitalization rate consistent with our investment thresholds and past transactions. The portfolio includes 14 restaurant properties as well as 10 properties operating in other retail sectors.
The 24 outparcels span 11 restaurant brands, including three which are new to FCPT’s portfolio. The restaurant brands are BJ’s Restaurant, Black Angus (new brand), Bonefish Grill (new brand), Chili’s, IHOP, LongHorn Steakhouse (2), Olive Garden (2), Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Red Robin (2, new brand) and Wendy’s. The portfolio also includes 10 non-restaurant brands, comprised of five banks, two car wash / tire center properties, a hotel and a business services / shipping store. Seven of the non-restaurant operators are investment grade rated and nine are with nationally known brands. The non-restaurant properties share similar qualities as FCPT’s restaurant assets: nearly identical locations, comparable building sizes and acreage, predictable growing rental streams, similar net-lease structures, and strong tenancy with credit-worthy operators. Of the 24 properties, 21 are operated by or leased to the brand’s corporate entity. Further, each property has a separate individual lease and the leases have a current weighted average remaining term of approximately seven years.
The retail outparcels are located within highly trafficked corridors in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Washington.
“Brookfield has been a fantastic partner for FCPT in the past as we’ve worked on smaller transactions and we look forward to focusing our attention on this new portfolio,” said Bill Lenehan, CEO of FCPT. “This portfolio is consistent with our outparcel strategy of acquiring diverse brands in the restaurant and retail sectors with strong operators and low rent levels.”
About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties is a global real estate services company, managing, leasing and re-envisioning one of the largest retail portfolios in the United States. Its regional shopping centers are located in key markets throughout the country, encompassing 170+ locations across 43 states and representing over 146 million square feet of leasable space.
FCPT, headquartered in Mill Valley, CA, is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the acquisition and leasing of restaurant properties. The Company seeks to grow its portfolio by acquiring additional real estate to lease, on a net basis, for use in the restaurant and retail industries. Additional information about FCPT can be found on the website at www.fcpt.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical statements of fact and those regarding FCPT’s intent, belief or expectations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding: operating and financial performance; and expectations regarding the making of distributions and the payment of dividends. Words such as “anticipate(s),” “expect(s),” “intend(s),” “plan(s),” “believe(s),” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek(s)” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which such statements are made and, except in the normal course of FCPT’s public disclosure obligations, FCPT expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in FCPT’s expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and FCPT can give no assurance that its expectations or the events described will occur as described. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause FCPT’s future results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in FCPT’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by FCPT from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Four Corners Property Trust:
Bill Lenehan, 415-965-8031
Gerry Morgan, 415-965-8032
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