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Choice Completes $61.7M Worth of Deals

Choice Properties REIT closed on $61.7 million of transactions in the first quarter of 2024.

Toronto-based Choice reported that the REIT completed $74.6 million worth of development, moving the properties to income-producing status.

The transactions involved one acquisition and two dispositions.

“Despite the ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty, our industry-leading balance sheet continues to provide us with a distinct advantage in allowing our teams to remain focused on our core business of owning, operating, and developing real estate,” said Rael Diamond, the REIT’s president and CEO in the quarterly report.

Choice acquired a Toronto retail property from related grocery store operator Loblaw companies for $38.4 million. Meanwhile, the REIT sold an industrial property and a retail asset for a combined total of $23.3 million.

The locations of the latter two assets were not disclosed.

On the development front, Choice delivered a purpose-built residential rental building located in Brampton, Ont. The property comprises 151 units at the REIT’s share, and the development included a retail intensification that added 26,000 square feet of gross leasable area.

Choice also invested $32.1 million of capital in development projects on a proportionate-share basis.

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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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