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Terreno Realty Corporation (TRNO - Snapshot Report), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently sold an industrial property in San Bernardino, California, for $17.0 million to increase its liquidity. The property was sold to an affiliate of Realterm NAT, a vertically integrated owner and manager of high flow-through (HFT) logistics facilities serving the transportation industry.  

The divested property includes two trans-shipment industrial buildings spanning approximately 122,000 square feet of space. The facilities are fully leased to a single tenant. Terreno had acquired the property in September 2010 for $12.1 million and the present sale price represents a profit of approximately $5 million.

San Francisco-based Terreno Realty owns and operates industrial real estate properties primarily in six major coastal markets of the U.S. These include the high barrier-to-entry markets of Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Miami and Washington D.C./Baltimore.

As of September 30, 2012, Terreno Realty owned 63 buildings aggregating 4.8 million square feet in high barrier-to-entry markets of Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey/New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Miami and Washington D.C./Baltimore. The properties were approximately 92.6% leased to 97 tenants.

Each of the locations in which Terreno Realty has a significant presence is characterized by a well-established transportation network – seaports, airports, highways and railways that are essential for the swift distribution of goods. In addition, available land in these markets is scarce, resulting in steep barriers for the development of new and competing properties.

We have a Neutral rating on Terreno Realty, which presently has a Zacks #3 Rank translating into a short-term Hold rating. We also have a Neutral recommendation and a Zacks #3 Rank for DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT - Snapshot Report), one of the competitors of Terreno Realty.

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