A New York firm is buying a Vancouver real estate trust for $3.8B


One of the buildings in Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust’s portfolio. Photo via piret.ca

New York-based Blackstone Property Partners has signed a deal to acquire Vancouver’s Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust in a deal valued at $3.8 billion including debt.

Under the agreement, Blackstone will pay $8.10 per unit in cash for Pure (TSX:AAR.UN).

The units closed at $6.72 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.

Pure says the deal has the unanimous support of a special committee, as well as the trust’s full board of trustees.

The deal requires approval by a two-thirds majority vote by unitholders as well as court and regulatory approvals.

Pure owns and operates a portfolio of industrial properties in markets across Canada and in the United States.