Dream Office REIT selling Scotia Plaza stake other assets for 17 billion

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Dream Office REIT selling Scotia Plaza stake, other assets for $1.7 billion by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2017 3:10 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Dream Office REIT says it has struck a deal to sell office properties for $1.7 billion, with $750 million of that coming from the sale of its 50 per cent stake in Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto to co-owners KingSett Capital and the Alberta Investment Management Corp.The Toronto-based real estate investment trust says it will use some of the proceeds to buy back and cancel $440 million worth of its investment units.It says it plans to cut its annual investor distributions from $1.50 to $1 per unit to boost cash flow to reinvest in its business.Dream Office REIT says if completed, the sales will result in a total of $3.2 billion raised since it adopted a strategic plan early last year with a target of $1.2 billion over three years.It says the value of its income properties portfolio will fall from $6.1 billion 18 months ago to about $2.9 billion, with about half of that centred in downtown Toronto.

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