City Office REIT Announces Closing of Sale of $ 576 Million Life Sciences Portfolio

VANCOUVER, December 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – City Office REIT, Inc. (NYSE: CIO) (“City Office” or the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the sale of its interests in the Sorrento Mesa submarket of San Diego for $ 576 million. The net proceeds from the sale, after estimated closing and transaction costs, are approximately $ 548 million.

“We are pleased to announce the closing of our Sorrento Mesa life sciences portfolio, which has locked in a gain on the sale of more than $ 425 million, commented James farar, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We are positioned to redeploy these funds to premier office buildings in some of the best markets in the country. We are currently making three separate acquisitions in Dallas, Phoenix and Raleigh with an overall gross purchase price of approximately $ 613.5 million. If we are successful in completing these transactions, they will improve our portfolio, significantly increase our earnings per share, and generate predictable, long-term cash flow for our investors. “

About City Office REIT, Inc.

City Office REIT is an in-house managed real estate company focused on acquiring, owning and operating high quality office buildings located in major cities of 6pm South and Western United States. City Office currently owns or has a controlling interest in 5.2 million square feet of office buildings. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for US federal income tax purposes.

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City Office REIT, Inc.
Antoine Marétique, CFO
+ 1-604-806-3366
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SOURCE City Office REIT, Inc.

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