NewLake Capital Partners has closed part-one of a three-part commitment for a cultivation property in Missouri. The commitment includes the purchase of a 40,000-square-foot industrial property in O’Fallon, Missouri, and entering into a long-term, triple-net lease with an affiliate of C3 Industries, Inc, which is guaranteeing the lease.
NewLake’s $34.0 million aggregate commitment will be invested across three parts. Part-one begins with NewLake’s $7.3 million purchase of the company’s flagship Missouri cultivation facility with a commitment to fund an additional $5.2 million to finish construction, which is expected to be completed by June 2022. Part-two supports a planned expansion of the facility by providing up to $16.5 million to purchase an adjacent parcel of land and fund construction of a 65,000 square foot cultivation facility (subject to normal and customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals). Once fully built, the combined property will be a 105,000 square foot cultivation facility. Part three is an interest-only four-year $5.0 million loan that can be drawn over the next year.
“We have been impressed by C3 Industries’ success in unlimited licensed states such as Michigan and Oregon. The team’s ability to provide customers with premium products has created strong brand recognition and we are excited to partner with them as they continue to build their operations in Missouri,” said David Weinstein, NewLake’s Chief Executive Officer. “The C3 team is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long-term partnership as they continue to expand nationally.”
“The addition of our partnership with C3 adds to NewLake’s expanding portfolio of high-quality tenants,” said Anthony Coniglio, NewLake’s President and Chief Investment Officer. “Building on our growth in 2021, this transaction highlights our disciplined investment approach as well as our creativity in working with top operators to meet their needs, thereby creating long-term relationships that ultimately build our transaction pipeline.”
C3’s CEO Ankur Rungta added, “We are excited to partner with NewLake on this transaction and look forward to exploring additional opportunities with the NewLake team in the future.”