RICHMOND, Va., October 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medalist Diversified REIT (NASDAQ: MDRR) (the "Company" or "Medalist"), a Virginia-based real estate investment trust that specializes in acquiring, owning and managing commercial real estate in the Southeast region of the U.S., today announced that Medalist Diversified Holdings, LP, the operating partnership of the Company, completed a successful sale of the Company’s Clemson Best Western University Inn, located in Clemson, South Carolina, to an unaffiliated purchaser on September 29, 2022. The property sold for $10,015,000. After retiring the mortgage payable of $7,750,000 and payment of closing costs, the Company realized approximately $1.8 million in net cash from the sale of the property. Including the release of reserves and escrows held by the lender, the Company generated approximately $3.2 million in unrestricted cash from the transaction.
Thomas Messier, CEO and Chairman, said, "the sale of the Clemson Best Western University Inn completes our effort to reposition our portfolio. We plan to re-deploy the cash into a potential new acquisition in the coming months and remain focused on flex/industrial and retail, which are less cyclical product types."
About Medalist Diversified REIT
Medalist Diversified REIT Inc. is a Virginia-based real estate investment trust that specializes in acquiring, owning and managing value-add commercial real estate in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. The Company’s strategy is to focus on value-add and opportunistic commercial real estate which is expected to provide an attractive balance of risk and returns. Medalist utilizes a rigorous, consistent and replicable process for sourcing and conducting due diligence of acquisitions. The Company seeks to maximize operating performance of current properties by utilizing a hands-on approach to property management while monitoring the middle market real estate markets in the southeast for acquisition opportunities and disposal of properties as considered appropriate. For more information on Medalist, please visit the Company website at https://www.medalistreit.com.
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