CANADA’S Alignvest Student Housing REIT invests in partnership to acquire property in Toronto for redevelopment

November 6, 2023

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Alignvest Student Housing Inc. ("Alignvest") is pleased to announce that Alignvest Student Housing REIT ("ASH REIT"), through Canadian Student Living Group Limited Partnership, has entered into a partnership with Northwest Value Partners Inc. to acquire 149 College Street in Toronto, Ontario ("149 College Street"), with plans to rezone and develop the property into a mixed-used, high-rise property that will include student housing. Currently, 149 College Street, also known as The Stewart Building, is a six-story, 43,118-square-foot building on 0.62 acres, fully leased to the University of Toronto. 149 College Street is centrally located in downtown Toronto, on the south border of the University of Toronto campus, near the Mars Discovery District and numerous hospitals along University Avenue, as well as public transit.

Sanjil Shah is Managing Partner of Toronto-based Alignvest

Sanjil Shah, Managing Partner of Alignvest, said, "We are excited to participate in the redevelopment of 149 College Street. This is an exceptional opportunity to build much-needed facilities in the heart of the Mars Discovery District for institutional, commercial, and residential uses, including housing for students attending the University of Toronto, Canada's largest post-secondary institution, with the property ideally located across from the university's main entrance."

About Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust

Alignvest Student Housing Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust formed under the laws of Ontario according to a Declaration of Trust to own income-producing purpose-built student accommodations in Canada. ASH REIT offers trust units continuously according to an offering memorandum on a private placement basis by qualified dealers to investors resident in any province or territory of Canada who qualify as "accredited investors." ASH REIT has arranged to offer the units through the investment fund order system, Fundserv.

The information is based on the market analysis and expectations of ASH REIT and should not be relied upon by the reader as research or investment advice regarding ASH REIT. The information presented herein is not a recommendation, offer, or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law or where contrary to local law or regulation. Any such offer to invest, if made, will only be made using an offering memorandum on a private placement basis.

SOURCE: Alignvest Student Housing REIT

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