Cannabis grow, processing operation coming to Madison Heights

SAN DIEGO—Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) announced the closing of its $6.2 million purchase of property at 29600 Stephenson Highway in Madison Heights.

IIP also announced a long-term lease with a subsidiary of Monson, Mass.-based Holistic Industries Inc., which intends to operate the property as a regulated cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing center, upon completion of development of a 63,000-square-foot industrial building.

In addition to the Michigan property, IIP owns and leases to Holistic three other properties in Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

As the pioneering real estate investment trust for the medical-use cannabis industry, IIP partners with experienced medical-use cannabis operators and serves as a source of capital by acquiring and leasing back their real estate assets, in addition to offering other creative real estate-based capital solutions.

Founded in 2011, Holistic is one of the largest private, vertically integrated multi-state operators in the cannabis industry, with operations in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

According to a Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency report, July 2020 total sales for medical-use and adult-use cannabis were approximately $109.6 million, equating to approximately $1.3 billion in sales on an annualized basis and representing a continued strong, month-to-month growth. Michigan began regulated adult-use cannabis sales in December of last year. As of today, IIP’s total investment, including committed funding for future tenant improvements, for the properties IIP owns in Michigan is approximately $155.8 million.

As of September 1, 2020, IIP owned 62 properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, totaling approximately 4.7 million rentable square feet (including approximately 1.7 million rentable square feet under development/redevelopment), which were 99.3 percent leased (based on square footage) with a weighted-average remaining lease term of 16 years.

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