Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) (the “Company”), a self-managed healthcare properties REIT, announced today the closing of $121.9 million of investments in medical office facilities since January 1, 2015. The closings included 7 of the 8 facilities in the $116.3 million Minnesota portfolio, the final property in the $34.5 million Columbus Regional Health System portfolio, and a $10 million orthopedic physician group complex near Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Company closed on 7 of the 8 buildings in the $116.3 million Minnesota portfolio that was previously announced under a Letter of Intent with The Davis Group. The aggregate purchase price for the seven facilities acquired was $105.4 consisting of $89.9 million in cash, the assumption of $5.8 million in debt secured by one of the facilities, and $9.7 million in preferred operating partnership units in the Company’s operating partnership. The final building in the portfolio is under an executed purchase and sale agreement for $10.9 million and is expected to close by the end of the February. The first year unlevered cash yield on the entire 8 building portfolio, once closed, is anticipated to be approximately 6.4%.
The Company also has closed on the final building of the previously announced $34.5 million portfolio of 13 on-campus medical office facilities located in Columbus, Georgia. This last building is a 37,995 square foot facility that is 100% leased to the Columbus Clinic, a large multi-specialty physician group, and is attached to Columbus Regional Health’s midtown hospital. The purchase price for the building is $6.5 million, and the first year unlevered cash yield on the entire $34.5 million portfolio is anticipated to be 8.1%.
Finally, the Company has completed the $10 million acquisition of a 38,000 rentable square foot orthopedic complex leased to Methodist Sports Medicine, a leading orthopedic physician group located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Methodist Sports has been the Official Team Physicians of the Indianapolis Colts since 1984. Methodist Sports purchased the complex located in Greenwood, a fast growing suburb of Indianapolis and repurposed the facilities for its clinical use, including clinical office space, imaging, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Upon completion, Methodist contributed the complex to the Company's operating partnership, in exchange for 420,963 common operating partnership units in the Company’s operating partnership valued at approximately $7.3 million and approximately $2.7 million used to repay debt on the facilities. As part of the transaction, Methodist Sports signed a new ten year lease with a first year unlevered cash yield of approximately 7.6%.
John Thomas, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “When we announced the pending acquisition with Mark Davis and The Davis Group, we had great confidence that we had identified a partner with whom we could execute, quickly and efficiently, this investment as well as future potential investments with him and his healthcare clients. These healthcare clients include Allina Health System, Essentia Health West, Fairview Health System, and North Memorial Health Care, as well as some of the leading physicians and physician groups in the upper Midwest. We look forward to working with The Davis Group and these healthcare providers, as they serve their patients and communities. We are also very enthusiastic about our new partners, Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, as we recognized their high quality clinical care and great vision for developing convenient access locations for their patients across the Indianapolis market. We look forward to working with them for many years to come."
The pending acquisition for the 8th building of the Minnesota portfolio described in this press release is subject to customary closing conditions and there can be no assurance the Company will complete this transaction or acquire this building.
About Physicians Realty Trust
Physicians Realty Trust is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized to acquire, selectively develop, own and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company invests in real estate that is integral to providing high quality healthcare. The Company is a Maryland real estate investment trust and has elected to be taxed as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Company conducts its business through an UPREIT structure in which its properties are owned by Physicians Realty L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, directly or through limited partnerships, limited liability companies or other subsidiaries.
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John T. Thomas, 214-549-6611
President and CEO
Jeff N. Theiler, 414-978-6521
EVP and CFO