NewLake Capital Partners Provides $30 Million to Hero Diversified Associates, Inc.

Short-Term Secured Loan Structured to Convert to a 20-year Sale Leaseback

NEW CANAAN, Conn., Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewLake Capital Partners, Inc. (OTCQX: NLCP) (“The Company” or “NewLake”), a leading provider of real estate capital to state-licensed cannabis operators, today announced it has provided a nine-month senior secured loan to Hero Diversified Associates, Inc. (“HDAI”), which owns a state-licensed grower and processor of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Collateral for the loan includes a first-lien mortgage on the cultivation and processing facility located in Erie, Pennsylvania, as well as other assets of HDAI. The loan is structured to convert to a twenty-year sale leaseback, unless a specific provision in the loan agreement is satisfied prior to August 1, 2022.

“We are excited to partner with HDAI, providing capital to support the continued growth of their business,” said David Weinstein, Chief Executive Officer of NewLake Capital Partners. “Our structured approach was tailored to meet HDAI’s needs and afforded HDAI with financial flexibility.”

About NewLake Capital Partners, Inc.
NewLake Capital Partners, Inc. is an internally-managed real estate investment trust that provides real estate capital to state-licensed cannabis operators through sale-leaseback transactions, third-party purchases and funding for build-to-suit projects. NewLake owns a portfolio of 27 cultivation facilities and dispensaries utilized in the cannabis industry that are leased to single tenants on a long-term basis. For more information, please visit  

About Hero Diversified Associates, Inc.
HDAI is a privately owned company that owns, among other assets, a 100% interest in a Pennsylvania licensed grower processor.

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Contact Information:
Anthony Coniglio
President and Chief Investment Officer
NewLake Capital Partners, Inc.

Investor Contact:
Valter Pinto, Managing Director
KCSA Strategic Communications
PH: (212) 896-1254

Media Contact:
McKenna Miller
KCSA Strategic Communications
PH: (212) 896-1254

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Source: NewLake Capital