COPT Completes Full-Building Lease of NoVA B
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2018--Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OFC) has executed a full building lease with a Defense/IT tenant for 100% of “NoVA B,” a 159,300 square foot recent development project in a non-disclosed location in Northern Virginia.
COPT is a REIT that owns, manages, leases, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties in locations that support the United States Government and its contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing what it believes are growing, durable, priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). The Company also owns a portfolio of office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region with durable Class-A office fundamentals and characteristics (“Regional Office Properties”). As of March 31, 2018, the Company derived 88% of its core portfolio annualized revenue from Defense/IT Locations and 12% from its Regional Office Properties. As of the same date and including six buildings owned through an unconsolidated joint venture, COPT’s core portfolio of 157 office and data center shell properties encompassed 17.5 million square feet and was 91.9% leased; the Company also owned one wholesale data center with a critical load of 19.25 megawatts.
This press release may contain “forward-looking” statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that are based on the Company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the Company. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “estimate,” “plan” or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which the Company cannot predict with accuracy and some of which the Company might not even anticipate. Although the Company believes that the expectations, estimates and projections reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions at the time made, the Company can give no assurance that these expectations, estimates and projections will be achieved. Future events and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements.
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CONTACT: Corporate Office Properties Trust
Stephanie Krewson-Kelly, 443-285-5453
Michelle Layne, 443-285-5452
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MARYLAND
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY REIT DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE
SOURCE: Corporate Office Properties Trust
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