Henri-Bourassa Winter/Spring LP Update

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Operational Update

Bluebird Storage Management continues to focus on increasing revenues and the overall economic occupancy for Henri Bourassa. The Montreal market has proven to be very strong with current occupancy levels still around 90% despite aggressive rate increases at the facility.

Financial Update

Management continued to implement rent increases throughout 2021 and focus on growing revenue. From January 2021 to December 2021 the monthly income grew from $103,037 to $127,118. This represents a 23.4% increase in monthly revenue over the course of the year.

As noted below, the growth trend has continued in 2022 with monthly rents now over $130,000 per month even though we have not hit prime rental season.

 

 

Summary

Management recently signed a commitment letter to refinance Henri Bourassa. The new lending facility is expected to reduce our overall cost of borrowing while also freeing up significant capital to enable a distribution for investors. The GP is working hard to finalize the lending so we can announce details about the potential distribution. Management is also looking at different exit opportunities for the LP over the short to medium term (storage and/or development sale).

 

Wright-Parkway Winter/Spring LP Update

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Operational Update

Occupancy remains strong in our two facilities in Nova Scotia. When you combine the two reports below, the percentage of units rented between the two facilities is 89.6%. If you look at the square footage, we are currently leasing out 94% of all space available. This is considered quite high for storage and Wright in particular is in need of more space with over 97% of available area currently rented!

 

 

Financial Update Q1 2022

2021 was a solid year for both facilities. Our revenue for the year was $1,631,116 over 10.5 months of operation with monthly revenues increasing 10-20% over the course of the year. The Q1 numbers, as noted below, show this growth trend continuing with $500,000 of revenue in the first quarter of 2022. This puts Wright-Parkway on track to surpass $2M in revenue for 2022.

 

 

  • The GP declared a second Distribution of $198,000 to LP unitholders in May, 2022
  • Combined distributions paid to investors since February 2021 totals $518,904 or almost 8% on equity in just over 1 year

Management is now looking at expansion options for the Wright facility. This expansion could add 4 to 6 stories and up to 60,000 Sq Ft of much needed space to this facility. Management believes the net gain in value for Wright from such an expansion could be significant

 

Henri Bourassa LP – Q3 Update

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Operational Update

Acquired by StoreWest & Bluebird in August 2020 located in Saint-Laurent, Montreal.

  • 97,119 SF net rentable with 794 storage units

Bluebird Storage Management continues to focus on increasing revenues and the overall economic occupancy for Henri Bourassa. The Montreal market has proven to be very strong with current occupancy levels still over 90% despite aggressive rate increases at the facility.

Financial Update

Management is currently working on a refinance package with BMO on the facility which is expected to drop our overall cost of borrowing. It is expected that such a refinance should free up significant capital to enable a distribution . As part of this refinance, management is seeking an updated appraisal on the property. Additionally, we are seeking an opinion on the value of the property with residential zoning in place to determine which exit option could provide the best value for investors. We expect to announce a distribution once the financing is finalized.

Rezoning Update

Management has been working with our consultant, BC2 to advance the zoning for a multi-family development. Council has given feedback on our current plan and indicated it would be accepted. We are currently waiting until municipal elections are completed in Montreal to determine if any further densification can be negotiated. This process is likely 6-8 months out.