Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA) (the “Company” or “Easterly”), a fully integrated real estate investment trust (“REIT”) focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to the U.S. Government, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the final three of the 14 properties in the Company’s previously announced portfolio acquisition (the “14-Property Portfolio”). The three properties represent an aggregate of 355,426 square feet and were acquired for a combined purchase price of $152.5 million. The three properties include:
DEA - Sterling, VA
DEA - Sterling serves as a special testing and research laboratory to assist the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in performing mission critical forensic analyses. The 49,692-square foot facility was built-to-suit in 2001 and includes evidence rooms, computer labs, cryptography and various other specialized laboratories. The facility is 100% leased through 2020.
FDA - College Park, MD
FDA - College Park houses a laboratory for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), one of the FDA’s seven product-oriented centers. The 80,677-square foot office and laboratory was built-to-suit in 2004 and is 100% leased through 2029. The facility is part of the University of Maryland’s Research Park and is located two blocks from CFSAN headquarters in the Harvey W. Wiley Building, forming a campus which links university researchers, students and staff with federal laboratories and private sector companies.
Various GSA - Portland, OR
Various GSA - Portland, a Class A trophy multi-tenanted asset, was built in 2002 and is strategically located within Portland’s Central City Plan District along the MAX light rail system. The 225,057-square foot facility is occupied by tenants such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
With this closing, the Company has now fully completed the acquisition of the 14-Property Portfolio. The Company now owns 65 operating properties for a total of approximately 5.6 million square feet.
About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA) is based in Washington, D.C., and focuses primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties that are leased to the U.S. Government. Easterly’s experienced management team brings specialized insight into the strategy and needs of mission-critical U.S. Government agencies for properties leased to such agencies either directly or through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). For further information on the company and its properties, please visit www.easterlyreit.com.