AIP Realty Trust Closes First Tranche of a Non-Brokered Offering

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AIP Realty Trust (the “Trust” or “AIP”) (TSXV: AIP.U) today announces that it has completed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement (the “Financing”) and has issued 1,100,000 Preferred Units – Series B Convertible (each, a “Preferred Unit”), at a price of US$0.50 per Preferred Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of US$550,000. An aggregate of up to 6,000,000 Preferred Units may be issued under the Financing for aggregate gross proceeds of up to US$3,000,000.

Except as otherwise expressly provided in the Third Amended and Restated Declaration of Trust dated June 17, 2022 (the “Declaration of Trust”), each Preferred Unit shall have the right to receive notice of and to attend any meetings of Trust’s unitholders and to one vote for each Preferred Unit held. Holders of Preferred Units will also have the right to a proportionate share, in preference to the Class A Trust Units of the Trust (each, a “Unit”), of (i) all allocations (including allocations of income of the Trust), (ii) all advances or distributions of cash or other property (including amounts out of the income of the Trust or other amounts) and any other advances or distributions of a similar nature made in accordance with the Declaration of Trust; and (iii) the share of the Preferred Units in the remaining Trust assets on dissolution in accordance with the terms of the Declaration of Trust. Each Preferred Unit shall be convertible into one Unit at no additional cost, on the earlier of: (a) five (5) business days following the holder of such Preferred Units providing notice to the Trust of its intent to convert its Preferred Units; (b) the closing by the Trust of any merger, acquisition, plan of arrangement, restructuring, reverse take-over or other similar transaction involving the Trust; (c) at the option of the trustees of the trust; and (d) April 30, 2027. The terms and conditions of the Preferred Units have been filed on the Trust’s profile at

Pursuant to the subscription agreements to be entered into between each subscriber and the Trust, each subscriber will be subject to, among other things (i) coattail provisions to be adhered to in the case of a potential transfer of Preferred Units and (ii) a covenant by the Trust to purchase the Preferred Units from the subscriber in the event that the Preferred Units are to convert pursuant to item (C)(4) of the designation, limitations, rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attaching to the Preferred Units should a subscriber beneficially own, or exercise control or direction over that number of voting securities of the Trust which is greater than 9.9% of the total issued and outstanding voting securities of the Trust.

The Trust intends to use the proceeds of the Private Placement for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Completion of a second or other tranches of the Financing remains subject to approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).

Each of the Preferred Units issued under the first tranche of the Financing will be subject to a four month and one day hold period from the date of issuance. There were no finder’s fees paid in connection with the first tranche of the Financing.

About AIP Realty Trust

AIP Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust with a growing portfolio of AllTrades branded Serviced Industrial Business Suites (“SIBS”) light industrial flex facilities focused on small businesses and the trades and services sectors in the U.S. These properties appeal to a diverse range of small space users, such as contractors, skilled trades, suppliers, repair services, last-mile providers, small businesses and assembly and distribution firms. They typically offer attractive fundamentals including low tenant turnover, stable cash flow and low capex intensity, as well as significant growth opportunities. With an initial focus on the Dallas-Fort Worth market, AIP plans to roll out this innovative property offering nationally. AIP holds the exclusive rights to finance the development of and to purchase all the completed and leased properties built across North America by its development and property management partner, AllTrades Industrial Properties, Inc. For more information, please visit

For further information from the Trust, contact:
Leslie Wulf
Executive Chairman
(214) 679-5263


Greg Vorwaller
Chief Executive Officer
(778) 918-8262 

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains statements which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of AIP Realty Trust with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “should”, “will”, “intend”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect” or similar expressions and includes information regarding, the closing of any subsequent tranche of the Financing, the ability to obtain regulatory and unitholder approvals and other factors. When or if used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information may relate to proposed financing activity, proposed acquisitions, regulatory or government requirements or approvals, the reliability of third-party information and other factors or information. Such statements represent the Trust’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Trust, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. The Trust does not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). The Trust has not registered and will not register the securities under the U.S. Securities Act. The Trust does not intend to engage in a public offering of their securities in the United States.

Source: AIP Realty Trust