When we started Premium Property Trust, we couldn’t help but look at the performance and history of another Birmingham, AL based REIT, Medical Properties Trust. Bryan Seller of Fade the Market, has just published an article entitled: Medical Properties Trust: My Favorite REIT. It is an excellent read about a great local success story.
Birmingham-based Premium Property Trust acquired seven properties in a package deal from its founder and various joint partners.
Premium Property added 63,000 square feet of combined office, retail and medical space as part of the $24.7 million deal, it said. The assets were previously jointly owned by founder Chris Reebals and various investment partners.
“While Reebals founded Premium Property and is still its chairman, the company is now made up of independent investors,” said CEO Burke Cox. The plan right now is to use these in-service properties to launch an investment fund and eventually elect as a real estate investment trust. “Longer term, the company would seek a public offering,” Cox said.
“It is an exciting time for us as we have spent over two years raising capital and negotiating this deal with several partners across the properties,” Cox said.
The properties the company acquired as part of the deal were:
• 2601 Highland Ave., Birmingham: 13,190 square feet
• 3040 Independence Drive, Birmingham: 5,000 square feet
• 2913 Linden Ave., Homewood: 7,500 square feet
• 2915 Linden Ave., Homewood: 1,300 square feet
• 324 Commons Drive, Birmingham: 15,030 square feet
• 2081 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills: 14,130 square feet
• 4213 Dolly Ridge Road, Vestavia Hills: 2,800 square feet
Premium Property also consolidated a refinancing deal for one of its existing properties, the 5,000-square-foot 1920 Huntington Road, as part of the transaction.
“Premium Property is also in the midst of a 60,000-square-foot mixed-use development project on Morris Avenue called the Armour Building,” Cox said.
If you have time, you may want to sign up with the public link for KC Conway’s Friday Economist Forecast. KC Conway is a top real estate economist and very familiar with the markets in which Premium Property Trust operates. The update is free and will be live-streamed on YouTube. You should sign up at least five minutes early as it will start promptly at 3:30 pm EST (2:30 pm CST).
Our fund just acquired a new property located adjacent to another property we are bringing into the REIT. We are hopeful to help develop this area into a walkable mixed-use center; working alongside some residential developments planned nearby. Thanks to the hard work of our Premium Property Trust team to get this done…Michael Hang in particular!