Crombie REIT acquires Town Centre Plaza in LaSalle Ontario

STELLARTON, NS, Oct. 15 /CNW/ – Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust ("Crombie") (TSX: CRR.UN) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Town Centre Plaza in LaSalle, Ontario.

Town Centre Plaza is a single level multi tenant building comprised of approximately 87,700 square feet of gross leaseable area. The plaza is anchored by a Sobeys Price Chopper bannered store and includes sixteen tenants with a 98.5% occupancy rate. The property was purchased for approximately $12.7 million, representing a capitalization rate of approximately 8.0%.

The purchase price will be satisfied by the assumption of a $4.0 million fixed rate mortgage, carrying and interest rate of 6.0% with an approximate four year term and the balance of funds provided by the revolving credit facility.

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. Crombie currently owns a portfolio of 52 commercial properties in six provinces, comprising approximately 7.9 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