Crombie REIT acquires Carleton Place in the Ottawa region

STELLARTON, NS, Jan. 18 /CNW/ – Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust ("Crombie") (TSX: CRR.UN) is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Mews of Carleton Place, located in Carleton Place, Ontario.

The Mews of Carleton Place is a single level grocery anchored strip centre comprised of four buildings, totalling approximately 79,700 square feet of gross leaseable area. Tenants include Price Chopper, Giant Tiger, CIBC and Home Hardware. The site is also shadow anchored by an LCBO location. The property was purchased for a total of $11.8 million, representing a capitalization rate of 7.9%.

The purchase price will initially be satisfied by funds from the revolving credit facility. Crombie has entered into a term sheet to place an $8.3 million fixed rate mortgage on the property, carrying an approximate interest rate of 5.2% with a twelve year term. The financing is anticipated to close prior to the end of the first quarter.

About Crombie

Crombie is an open-ended real estate investment trust established under, and governed by, the laws of the Province of Ontario. The trust invests in income-producing retail, office and mixed-use properties in Canada, with a future growth strategy focused primarily on the acquisition of retail properties in Ontario and Western Canada. Crombie currently owns a portfolio of 48 commercial properties in six provinces, comprising approximately 7.5 million square feet of rentable space. More information about Crombie can be found at

This news release contains forward looking statements that reflect the current expectations of management of Crombie about Crombie's future results, performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as "may", "will", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "intention" and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward looking statements. These statements reflect current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management of Crombie. Forward looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and a prospective purchaser should not place undue reliance on the forward looking statements. There can be no assurance that the expectations of management of Crombie will prove to be correct.

Additional information relating to Crombie can be found on Crombie's web site at or on the SEDAR web site for Canadian regulatory filings at

Contact: Scott Ball, C.A., Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, Crombie REIT, (902) 755-8100