Four Corners Residential or commercial property Trust agreed to buy as numerous as 48 corporate-run Chili’s dining establishments for $155.7 million, signing up with U.S. business such as Seritage Growth Residence in materializing estate relocates to ease their dependence on a previous business moms and dad.
The purchase marks the realty financial investment trust’s newest action away from Darden Restaurants, from which Four Corners was spun off three years earlier. After the spinoff, the REIT was entrusted almost all its rent coming from Darden.
Previously this week, Seritage Development, which Sears Holdings spun off into a REIT 3 years ago, likewise reduced its connection to its previous moms and dad. Seritage got a$ 2 billion term loan from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Co. to pay off financial obligation owed to Sears’ owner Eddie Lampert.
In 4 Corners’ Chili’s offer, Brinker International Inc. will lease back the residential or commercial properties for 15 years at an initial yearly money lease of up to roughly $9.9 million. Rent increases 10 percent every 5 years throughout the initial term. The deal relates to about $3.2 million per restaurant.
The homes lie in 15 states, with the two largest concentrations in Florida with 14 residential or commercial properties and Texas with 13 sites.
“The property-level rent setting and strong coverage in this portfolio” drew in 4 Corners, Chief Executive Expense Lenehan said in a declaration.
The deal is advantageous to 4 Corners because it will reduce its dependence on Olive Garden, makings up 65 percent of the Mill Creek, Calif.-based REIT’s residential or commercial property holdings.
The purchase will make Chili’s the third-largest brand by number of restaurants, behind Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, for 4 Corners.
After the deal, anticipated to close next week, Brinker would comprise 8 percent of the REIT’s cash lease. Darden’s share decreases to 79 percent.
In addition, closing on all 48 homes would have a positive effect on the portfolio weighted average lease term for 4 Corners, increasing it to 12.7 years from 12.5 years.
4 Corners plans to money the acquisition through a mix of money on hand, and borrowings under its undrawn $250 million revolving credit facility. 4 Corners had $88 million money on hand as of June 30.
4 Corners is likewise carrying out a sale of as numerous as 4.25 million shares of typical stock at a public offering price of $25 per share. The REIT plans to use a part of the net earnings to help fund the offer.