Link Logistics Provides Third Quarter 2021 Update - Link

Link Logistics Provides Third Quarter 2021 Update

New York, NY | Nov. 23, 2021

Development Pipeline Increased to $5.6 Billion

Transaction Volume of $14.0 Billion Year to Date

New York – November 23, 2021 – Link Logistics Real Estate (“Link” or the “Company”), the leading operator of the largest portfolio of logistics real estate located exclusively in the U.S., today provided an update on the Company’s third quarter 2021 leasing and investment activity. During the quarter, the Company grew its portfolio to more than 440 million square feet in high-growth distribution markets, which is more than 97 percent leased on a same store basis. As of October 31, Link has closed on $8.2 billion of acquisitions and $5.8 billion of dispositions totaling $14.0 billion of transaction activity year to date.

“Our third quarter activity reflects Link’s strongest performance since its inception,” said Luke J. Petherbridge, Link’s Chief Executive Officer. “As fundamentals continue to accelerate, the Link team remains focused on expanding our footprint in key logistics markets, including infill, last-mile locations, as well as on partnering closely with our customers to solve their toughest distribution challenges. During the quarter, we achieved unprecedented leasing and capital deployment while striking a strategic balance between acquisitions and dispositions to build a portfolio that continues to meet the needs of the modern supply chain.”

In addition, Link reported a development pipeline of 30 million square feet representing $5.6 billion of investment, an increase from $4.0 billion of investment reported in the previous quarter. The Company will leverage this pipeline to further expand its scale in strategic and infill markets.

Matthew L. Ostrower, Link’s Chief Financial Officer, added, “This quarter, Link experienced record leasing spreads, NOI growth and development volumes. We continue to capitalize on strong fundamental tailwinds by focusing our expansion in dynamic, high-growth U.S. markets.”

Capital Deployment and Notable Activity in the Third Quarter

  • Acquired 9.9 million square feet across 42 high-quality facilities in key markets for $1.7 billion
  • Sold 31.7 million square feet of assets totaling approximately $3.7 billion
  • Increased development pipeline to $5.6 billion to build approximately 30 million square feet
  • Commenced construction on 1.0 million square feet of new development and redevelopment projects at an estimated cost of $180 million
  • Signed more than 550 new and renewal leases for a record 23 million square feet
  • Achieved record leasing spreads of 21 percent across the portfolio
  • Launched inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report and received strong initial GRESB score that exceeded average first-year rankings by 16 percent

About Link Logistics

Link Logistics is a leading national owner of last-mile logistics real estate designed to meet the needs of the modern supply chain. The Company, established in 2019 by Blackstone, operates the largest portfolio of logistics real estate assets located exclusively in the U.S. Link Logistics has more than 6,300 customers and 440 million square feet of logistics facilities across key distribution markets in the U.S. Link Logistics has the scale, geographic footprint and logistics expertise, as well as a heightened focus on sustainability to power the supply chain of tomorrow. For more information regarding the Company, please visit www.linklogistics.com.

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