Chambers Street Properties to List its Common Shares on the NYSE
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chambers Street Properties (“Chambers Street” or the “Company”) announced today that it is authorized to list its Common Shares of Beneficial Interest (“Common Shares”) on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). Trading is expected to commence on May 21, 2013 under the ticker symbol “CSG.”
“We believe this listing on the NYSE and becoming a publicly traded company enables us to continue to execute our asset management, portfolio growth, and capital strategies designed to maximize shareholder value,” said Jack A. Cuneo, President and CEO of Chambers Street. “Listing Chambers Street on the NYSE is an important next step in helping the Company achieve its objective to build a premier real estate investment organization that seeks to create value for our shareholders through stable cash flow and long-term asset appreciation.”
About Chambers Street Properties
Chambers Street Properties (NYSE: CSG ) headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey is a self-administered and internally managed Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT, led by an experienced management team that is focused on acquiring, owning and operating high-quality industrial and office properties. The Company’s primary objective is to maximize shareholder value through stable cash flow and long-term asset appreciation. In pursuing this objective, Chambers Street targets growth through acquisitions and selective built-to-suit development in markets that complement its existing portfolio, actively manages its balance sheet to maintain flexibility with conservative leverage, and seeks internal growth through proactive asset management, leasing and property management oversight.
Since Chambers Street’s formation in 2004, the Company has acquired and developed a high-quality industrial and office portfolio comprised primarily of single tenant net lease properties with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.2 billion. As of March 31, 2013, Chambers Street owned or had a majority interest in 129 properties located across 22 U.S. states, Germany, and the United Kingdom encompassing approximately 34.1 million rentable square feet. As of March 31, 2013, Chambers Street’s portfolio had a weighted average age of approximately 10 years and was 98% leased with approximately 82% of its rentable square footage leased to single tenants on a triple net basis.
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