DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) assigned a rating of BBB (low) with a Stable trend to Summit Industrial Income Real Estate Investment Trust’s (Summit or the REIT) $225 million 2.44% Series D Senior Unsecured Debentures, due July 14, 2028 (the Series D Debentures). The rating assigned to this newly issued debt instrument is based on the rating of an already-outstanding debt series of the above-mentioned debt instrument.
The Series D Debentures are direct senior unsecured obligations of Summit and rank equally and rateably with all other senior unsecured debt securities of the REIT and with all other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of Summit, except to the extent prescribed by law. The Series D Debentures are guaranteed, on an unsecured basis, by the subsidiaries of the REIT that are also guarantors under the REIT’s unsecured credit facility, which are initially Summit Industrial Income Operating Limited Partnership, Summit Industrial Income Corp., and Summit Industrial Income Holdings GP Ltd.
DBRS Morningstar understands that the REIT intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay existing indebtedness and for general trust purposes.
A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/373262.
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The principal methodologies are Rating Entities in the Real Estate Industry (April 23, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/377358) and DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Guarantees and Other Forms of Support (May 31, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/379424), which can be found on dbrsmorningstar.com under Methodologies & Criteria. Other applicable methodologies include the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings (February 3, 2021; https://www.dbrsmorningstar.com/research/373262).
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