RICHMOND, Va.--()--Medalist Diversified REIT (NASDAQ: MDRR) (the “Company” or “Medalist”), a Virginia-based real estate investment trust that specializes in acquiring, owning and managing value-add commercial real estate in the Southeast region of the U.S., completed the acquisition of Ashley Plaza, a 160,356 SF regional shopping center located in Greensboro, North Carolina, for a purchase price of $15.2 million.

“We believe this is an attractive shopping center located in the area’s main retail corridor”

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Ashley Plaza is 98% occupied and anchored by Hobby Lobby, Planet Fitness, Ashley HomeStore, and Harbor Freight Tools, with several other regional and local tenants in the center.

“We believe this is an attractive shopping center located in the area’s main retail corridor,” stated William Elliott, Vice Chairman and President of Medalist. “The property has a very strong rent roll and should be accretive to the REIT from day one of ownership.”

About Medalist Diversified REIT

Medalist Diversified REIT Inc. is a Virginia-based real estate investment trust that specializes in acquiring, owning and managing value-add commercial real estate in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. The Company’s strategy is to focus on value-add and opportunistic commercial real estate which is expected to provide an attractive balance of risk and returns. Medalist utilizes a rigorous, consistent and replicable process for sourcing and conducting due diligence of acquisitions. The Company seeks to maximize operating performance of current properties by utilizing a hands-on approach to property management while monitoring the middle market real estate markets in the southeast for acquisition opportunities and disposal of properties as considered appropriate. For more information on Medalist, please visit the Company website at https://www.medalistreit.com.

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