Curaleaf Holdings, Inc., a cannabis operator with a location in Bellmawr, has signed a sale-leaseback agreement with Freehold Properties valued at approximately $28.3 million for six of its properties in Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
As a result of the transaction, Curaleaf will have sold a portion of its real estate assets while retaining use of the properties for cultivation, processing and retail, respectively. The sale price of $28.3 million for the six properties covers initial investment plus all tenant improvements made to date and the proceeds will go towards Curaleaf’s continued expansion in the United States. In addition, Curaleaf intends to access further real estate capital to finance additional operational facilities and certain current expansionary construction projects.
“This transaction provides an additional stream of liquidity for us with an attractive cost of financing previously not available in our industry,” said Joseph Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. “We are delighted to see more traditional sources of financing becoming available to the cannabis industry and intend to deploy the proceeds to continue our rapid expansion and create shareholder value.”
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