Cresco Labs Inc. (OTCQX:CRLBF) completed its agreement to sell the company’s Marshall, MI property to Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) in a deal valued at approximately $16 million. The previously announced sale included $11 million in funding for tenant improvements. The property represents approximately 115,000 square feet of industrial space in aggregate. The stock popped over 4% on the news to lately trade at $4.42.
“We are pleased to announce the successful completion of yet another sale-and-leaseback transaction,” said Cresco Labs CEO and Co-founder Charlie Bachtell. “This is directly aligned with our stated strategy of unlocking valuable capital and building a stronger foundation to support revenue growth, expand our retail presence across Michigan and enhance shareholder value. IIP has been our long-term capital partner across multiple states, and we are pleased to team up with them once again.”
The company said that this sale marks Cresco’s fifth completed sale-and-leaseback transaction, the fourth with IIP, which has unlocked a total of nearly $123 million in the last seven months. Cresco Labs will also enter into a long-term, triple-net lease agreement with IIP and will continue to operate the property as a licensed cannabis cultivation and processing facility upon completion of redevelopment.