The aggregate purchase price for the eight net leased properties was approximately $38.5 million. American Realty Capital Trust (ARCT) funded the acquisitions of the properties with net proceeds received from the sale of its common stock. As of August 11, 2010, it had raised approximately $299,177,033 total gross proceeds in connection with its initial public
American Realty Capital is a commercial real estate advisory firm that invests in single-tenant, freestanding properties throughout the United States, that are net-leased on a long-term basis to investment-grade and other creditworthy tenants.
A description of the (8) Net Leased Properties purchased:
(1) CVS Pharmacy - This property is a free standing, retail store net leased to CVS located in Decatur, Georgia. The property contains 13,137 square feet of gross leaseable area. The lease is a triple net lease whereby CVS is required to pay substantially all operating expenses, including all costs to maintain and repair the roof and structure of the building, and the cost of all capital expenditures, in addition to base rent.
(5) Walgreens Stores - This portion of the net lease portfolio is five freestanding, pharmacies net leased to Walgreens. These commercial real estate investments are located in Austin, Texas, Chelsea, Alabama, Joliet, Illinois, Marysville, Ohio and Upper Arlington, Ohio. The leases are triple net whereby Walgreens is required to pay substantially all operating expenses.
(2) Fifth Third Bank Properties - This was a purchase of two free standing, fee simple bank branches for Fifth Third located in Montgomery, Illinois and Schaumburg, Illinois. The leases contain rent escalations of 10% every five years. The leases are triple net leases whereby Fifth Third is required to pay substantially all operating expenses.