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Investcorp Acquires Portfolio Of 126 U.S. Industrial Properties For $800M

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Investcorp Acquires Portfolio Of 126 U.S. Industrial Properties For $800M

As e-commerce drives demand for last-mile warehouses and logistics hubs in key U.S. markets, alternative investments manager Investcorp is making an $800M play in the industrial space with a 126-property acquisition.

Investcorp Executive Chairman Mohammed Alardhi called it the "biggest real estate portfolio acquisition in our history."

Through its portfolio purchase, the Bahrain-based company acquired properties in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte and Tennessee. 

"This milestone demonstrates our confidence in the U.S. market, our team’s prowess in identifying attractive investment opportunities with strong underlying fundamentals, and our ability to deploy greater capital behind our convictions," Alardhi said in a statement. 

The portfolio is 91.5% leased and contains Class-A and B warehouses along with distribution, light manufacturing and research and development buildings. The assets are tied to numerous U.S. business sectors including the logistics, e-commerce, industrial chemicals and food services spaces. 

The international investments manager has become a major player in the industrial space, with Investcorp now the owner of approximately 240 industrial properties across the U.S. totaling more than 20M SF.  

Alardhi pointed to consumer demand for faster e-commerce delivery times as the catalyst for industrial real estate assets near major U.S. population centers.