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Automotive Properties REIT offers a unique opportunity to invest in a portfolio of best-in-class properties underlying Canadian automotive dealerships, representing leading automotive brands ranging from the mass-market to the ultra-luxury segment. The primary objective of the REIT is to create long-term value for Unitholders by generating sustainable tax-efficient cash flow and capital appreciation.

Investment Highlights

The REIT’s automotive dealership properties are located in urban areas that are specifically zoned for automotive retail use. A defensive asset class, these properties represent a strategic and fundamental part of the automotive manufacturers’ brand and distribution network.
In 2023, the Canadian automotive retail industry generated sales of approximately $211 billion, representing approximately 27% of Canada’s overall retail sales of products and merchandise. The industry has a track record of strong sales and profit margins.
The REIT’s portfolio consists of 77 income-producing properties, located on approximately 249 acres, representing approximately 2.9 million square feet of gross leasable area. The properties are generally located along major transportation arteries with high visibility and convenient consumer access, and meet or exceed the latest automotive manufacturers’ standards.
The REIT is well-positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities, including (i) accretive acquisitions from third parties; (ii) accretive acquisitions from the Dilawri Group; and (iii) contractual annual rent escalations. The fragmented nature of the Canadian automotive dealership industry is expected to provide the REIT with a significant pipeline of acquisition opportunities in the future.
With combined revenues of approximately $5.0 billion in 2023, the REIT’s lead tenant, the Dilawri Group, is one of the largest automotive dealership group in Canada, representing virtually every major automotive brand. The interests of the REIT and Dilawri are strategically aligned through Dilawri’s 31.4% effective interest in the REIT.
The REIT’s portfolio has a weighted average lease term of approximately 9.6 years (as at March 31, 2024). Leases are structured as triple-net leases under which the tenant is responsible for all costs relating to repair and maintenance, realty taxes, property insurance, utilities and non-structural capital improvements. Almost all of the REIT’s property leases include fixed rent escalators, providing for consistent revenue growth.
The REIT is currently paying monthly cash distributions of $0.067 per Unit, representing $0.80 per Unit on an annualized basis.
The REIT’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Milton Lamb, has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Kalra, has over 20 years of experience in finance, including more than 14 years of experience in the automotive industry. The REIT’s Board, the majority of whom are independent, has extensive collective experience in the automotive and real estate industries, capital markets and corporate governance.

Portfolio Diversification by Gross Leasable Area

As at December 31, 2023

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Automotive Properties REIT Announces June 2024 Distribution

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TORONTO, June 17, 2024 /CNW/ - Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: APR.UN) (the "REIT") today announced a cash distribution of $0.067 per REIT unit for the month of June 2024, representing $0.80 per REIT unit on an annualized basis. Payment will be made on July 15, 2024 to unitholders of record as at June 28, 2024.


Automotive Properties REIT Announces Results of Voting at Annual Meeting

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TORONTO, May 22, 2024 /CNW/ - Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: APR.UN) (the "Trust") today announced the results of voting at its annual meeting of unitholders held earlier today (the "Meeting"). Each of the matters voted upon at the Meeting as set out below is described in greater detail in the Notice of Annual Meeting of ...

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Automotive Properties REIT is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol APR.UN.


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