Indus Announces 2022 Second Quarter Leasing, Pipeline and Corporate Updates
INDUS Realty Trust, Inc. (Nasdaq: INDT) ("INDUS" or the "Company"), a U.S. based industrial/logistics REIT, announced the following updates on leasing, its acquisition pipeline, development pipeline and corporate updates for the three months ended June 30, 2022 (the "2022 second quarter")1:
INDUS reported the following second generation leasing metrics for the 2022 second quarter:
In addition to the above leases signed during the period, INDUS also executed two first generation leases totaling approximately 102,000 square feet for projects currently in its development pipeline (see below section on "Development Pipeline"). One lease is for the expansion of a seven-year agreement with a leading global shipping and logistics company for the balance of 110 Tradeport Drive. The tenant had previously signed a lease for 156,000 square feet and in the 2022 second quarter opted to lease the remaining 78,000 square feet. The other lease is a five-year agreement for approximately 24,000 square feet at Landstar Logistics. These leases are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2022.
As of June 30, 2022, INDUS' 39 buildings aggregated approximately 5.7 million square feet. INDUS' portfolio percentage leased and percentage leased of stabilized properties were as follows:
As of June 30, 2022, INDUS' only vacancy reflects approximately 34,000 square feet in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania building that was developed and placed in service in the 2022 second quarter (see below section on "Development Pipeline").
The short-term full-building lease of approximately 216,000 square feet at 782 Paragon Way in the Charlotte, North Carolina market is expected to expire in the third quarter of 2022. INDUS is currently marketing the space for lease and believes current market rents are significantly above the previous in-place rent.
During the 2022 second quarter, INDUS completed the acquisition of a fully leased, approximately 205,000 square foot portfolio located in the Orlando and Palm Beach, Florida markets. The Company used cash on hand to pay the $31.6 million purchase price, before transaction costs, which equates to an in-place cash capitalization rate of approximately 4.6%. With this addition, in Florida INDUS owns approximately 621,000 square feet across seven buildings in addition to a two-building project totaling 195,000 square feet currently under development.
The following is a summary of INDUS' acquisition pipeline as of June 30, 2022:
The acquisitions in INDUS' pipeline are each subject to certain remaining contingencies. There can be no guarantee that these transactions will be completed under their current terms, anticipated timelines, or at all.
During the 2022 second quarter, INDUS completed and placed into service its approximately 102,000 square foot building in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. INDUS had pre-leased approximately 68,000 square feet of this building and is currently marketing the remaining approximately 34,000 square feet (see above section on "Leasing Activity").
The following is a summary of INDUS' development pipeline as of June 30, 2022:
INDUS expects that the total development and stabilization costs of developments in its pipeline will total approximately $102 million, of which $36 million has been spent. The Company estimates that the underwritten weighted average stabilized Cash NOI yield on its development pipeline is between 6.0% - 6.5%. Actual initial full year stabilized Cash NOI yields may vary from INDUS' estimated underwritten stabilized Cash NOI yield range based on the actual total cost to complete a project or acquire a property and its actual initial full year stabilized Cash NOI.
Closing on the purchase of the Lehigh Valley Land parcels and the completion and stabilization of the projects in the development pipeline are each subject to a number of contingencies. There can be no guarantee that these transactions and developments will be completed under their current terms, anticipated timelines, at the Company's estimated underwritten yields, or at all.
On April 21, 2022, the Company amended its Credit Agreement to increase the size to $250 million with the addition of the new $150 million Term Loan. In addition, INDUS amended the maturity of its existing $100 million revolving credit facility under the Amended Credit Agreement from August 2024 to a new expiration date of April 2025 which remains subject to two, one-year extension options. The Amended Credit Agreement includes an accordion feature enabling the Company to increase the total borrowing up to an aggregate of $500 million which may take the form of additional revolving loan capacity or additional term loans, subject to certain conditions. The Term Loan bears an interest rate subject to a pricing grid based upon the Company's ratio of total indebtedness to total asset value. Based on the Company's current indebtedness, the Term Loan would bear an interest rate of SOFR plus a spread of 1.15%. Concurrent with the closing on the Term Loan, the Company entered into an interest rate swap to fix the interest rate on the Term Loan at an effective rate of 4.15%.
In May, the Company made an initial draw of $60 million from the Term Loan to repay approximately $62 million of existing mortgage debt (the "Repaid Debt") which had encumbered ten buildings. In the third quarter of 2022, the properties previously secured by the Repaid Debt will be added to the Company's borrowing capacity under the Amended Credit Agreement. The Company currently has no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility and no fixed rate debt maturities until 2027.
INDUS is a real estate business principally engaged in developing, acquiring, managing, and leasing industrial/logistics properties. INDUS owns 39 buildings aggregating approximately 5.7 million square feet in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.
This Press Release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include INDUS' beliefs and expectations regarding future events or conditions including, without limitation, statements regarding the completion of acquisitions under agreements, pre-leasing agreements, construction and development plans and timelines, expected total development and stabilization costs of developments in INDUS' pipeline, and the estimated underwritten stabilized Cash NOI yield of the Company's development pipeline. Although INDUS believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. The projected information disclosed herein is based on assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by INDUS as of the date hereof, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and regulatory uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of INDUS, and which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Other important factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements are described in INDUS' Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings, including the "Business," "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" sections in INDUS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 11, 2022, as updated by other filings with the SEC. INDUS disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release except as required by law.
1 Portfolio information and statistics are comprised solely of the Company's industrial/logistics buildings and excludes the Company's office/flex portfolio and other properties held for sale.