Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT has extended its credit facility and sold non-core assets as part of an ongoing effort to boost its unit value.
Toronto-based Northwest stretched the maturation date on its C$172-million credit facility with a syndicate of Canadian lenders by one year to January 2025, Northwest announced in a news release.
Northwest expects to earn an additional $50 million in the fourth quarter of 2023 from non-core asset sales after generating $74 million so far this year. Another $100 million in dispositions are under contract or on the market.
The REIT also expects to sell or redeem the balance of its Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust holdings for $110 million to $120 million following a settlement with its manager.
Meanwhile, Northwest has reduced its monthly distribution to $0.03 per unit from $0.07 per unit and hired Scotiabank, RBC Capital Markets and Deutsche Bank Securities and law firm DLA Piper to assist with an ongoing strategic review.
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