Washington, D.C. – July 18, 2022 – Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: DEA), a fully integrated real estate investment trust focused primarily on the acquisition, development and management of Class A commercial properties leased to the U.S. Government, announced today that it has, through its joint venture (“JV”), completed the acquisition of the previously announced 67,793 leased square foot outpatient facility leased to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) located in Columbus, Georgia (“VA – Columbus”). VA – Columbus is the seventh property to be acquired in the previously announced portfolio of 10 properties 100% leased to the VA under predominately 20-year firm term leases (the “VA Portfolio”).
“Easterly has now closed on seven of the 10 assets in the VA Portfolio through its JV and remains on pace to complete its previously stated $145 million pro rata JV acquisition target for 2022,” said William C. Trimble, III, Easterly’s Chief Executive Officer.
The VA Portfolio is comprised of the following 10 properties, arranged by anticipated lease commencement date:
Year to date, Easterly has acquired, either directly or through the JV, five properties for an aggregate pro rata contractual purchase price of approximately $164.1 million, comprised of (i) $92.7 million of the wholly owned acquisition target of $200.0 – $250.0 million; and (ii) $71.4 million of the pro rata JV acquisition target of $145.0 million. Easterly owns, directly or through the JV, 94 properties totaling 9.1 million square feet.
About Easterly Government Properties, Inc.
Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (NYSE: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.
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Contact: Easterly Government Properties, Inc. Lindsay S. Winterhalter Supervisory Vice President, Investor Relations & Operations 202-596-3947 firstname.lastname@example.org
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