Skyline Group of Companies CEO Jason Castellan Featured on RealREIT 2020 Conference Panel

On September 24, 2020, Skyline Group of Companies Co-Founder & CEO Jason Castellan spoke on a panel discussion at the RealREIT conference, which was held virtually for 2020.

The panel’s topic was “Trying to understand valuations and the investment market in the age of COVID-19: is transaction activity returning?”

Castellan spoke to the strength and competitive pricing seen amid the pandemic among all three of the real estate asset classes Skyline is invested in: residential, industrial, and retail —and how this resulted in consistently strong performance for Skyline Apartment REIT, Skyline Commercial REIT, and Skyline Retail REIT through the past seven months.

Opportunities for transactions continued in many of Canada’s secondary and tertiary markets in which Skyline’s properties exist, and where Skyline continues to seek further acquisitions.

During the discussion, Castellan highlighted a particular acquisition transaction for Skyline Apartment REIT that closed in mid-April 2020: 2 apartment properties in Kingston, ON, that were purchased for $32M. He noted that although the first wave of the pandemic was at its height at this time, conditions remained favorable to close the 234-suite transaction.

The panel was moderated by Colin Johnston, President, Research Valuation and Advisory, Canada, Altus Group.

Other panelists included representation from CMLS Financial, Starlight Capital, and KPMG LP.



                        

About Skyline Retail REIT

Skyline Retail REIT (the “REIT”) is a privately owned and managed portfolio of retail properties, focused on acquiring well-located properties with service-oriented, national brand tenants in secondary and tertiary communities across Canada.

Skyline Retail REIT is distributed as an alternative investment product through Skyline Wealth Management Inc. (“Skyline Wealth”), the exclusive Exempt Market Dealer for the REIT.

Skyline Retail REIT is committed to providing outstanding places to conduct business and services. It prioritises superior service to its retail tenants while surfacing value with a goal to deliver stable returns to its investors.

To learn more about Skyline Retail REIT, please visit SkylineRetailREIT.ca.

To learn about additional alternative investment products offered through Skyline Wealth, please visit SkylineWealth.ca.

Skyline Retail REIT is operated and managed by Skyline Group of Companies.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeff Stirling
Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Skyline Group of Companies
5 Douglas Street, Suite 301
Guelph, ON N1H 2S8
(519) 826-0439 x 243