MCLEAN, VA / ACCESSWIRE / May 3, 2021 / Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ:GOOD) ('Gladstone Commercial') announced today that it signed a lease with Cordova Food Distributors ('Cordova') at its 5710 W. 82nd Street industrial property located in the Park 100 development in Northwest Indianapolis. Cordova will occupy 8,680 square feet of the property beginning on June 1st, immediately following the expiration of the current tenant's lease.
Cordova sells South and Central American food to international supermarkets, independent Latino grocery stores and Latino restaurants. The business was started in 2015 and has achieved strong growth, requiring a larger facility from which to operate.
Cordova executed a five-year lease for 8,680 square feet, with a rental rate more than 50% higher than the vacating tenant, with no tenant improvements required. The 64,800 square foot property will remain 100% leased, as will the entire 568,000+ square foot Gladstone Commercial Indianapolis portfolio, without a single day of downtime.
'It is wonderful to welcome a home-grown Indianapolis success story to our portfolio,' said Karen Priesman, Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Management for the Midwest Region for Gladstone Commercial. 'This transaction highlights Gladstone Commercial's connection to our markets allowing us to lease space before it becomes vacant. The space was on the market for less than 90 days when lease terms were agreed upon. We thank Kevin Archer of Cushman & Wakefield for his efforts in bringing Cordova to the building, as well as Todd Vannatta and Michael Weishaar, also of Cushman & Wakefield, for representing Gladstone Commercial. Kudos are also due to the Property Management team from CBRE that keeps the property in a condition that attracts new tenants and provides top service to those already part of our tenant roster.'
'Having purchased this property just a year ago and executing this lease with no downtime highlights the attributes of Gladstone Commercial's acquisition thesis of purchasing well-positioned, highly functional industrial buildings in our target growth markets. This transaction immediately increases cash flow, FFO, AFFO, and the weighted average term of our Midwest portfolio,' said Bob Cutlip, President of Gladstone Commercial.
About Gladstone Commercial (NASDAQ:GOOD)
Gladstone Commercial Corporation is a real estate investment trust ('REIT') focused on acquiring, owning, and operating net leased industrial and office properties across the United States. As of December 31, 2020, Gladstone Commercial's real estate portfolio consisted of 121 properties located in 28 states, totaling approximately 15.4 million square feet. Additional information can be found at www.gladstonecompanies.com.
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