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Dec 19, 2017

Black Creek Group Announces NAV Increase for Industrial Property Trust


DENVER, Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Creek Group, a Denver, Colorado based real estate investment management firm, announced today that the board of directors of Industrial Property Trust Inc. (IPT) approved an estimated net asset value ("NAV") for its common stock of $11.11 per share based on the number of shares issued and outstanding as of November 30, 2017.

The new estimated NAV is approximately a 14% increase over the prior estimated NAV of $9.74 per share as of November 30, 2016 and approximately a 20% increase over the estimated NAV of $9.24 per share as of June 30, 2015.

"We are very pleased with the continued growth and strong performance of IPT's properties," said Dwight Merriman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IPT. "We have built a portfolio of institutional-quality distribution warehouses throughout the U.S. and will continue to strive to create value for our investors."

IPT was assisted in the valuation process by Duff & Phelps, LLC ("Duff & Phelps"), a global valuation advisory and corporate finance consulting firm that specializes in providing real estate valuation services. Duff & Phelps provided third-party appraisals for each of the Company's real estate properties, and reviewed certain balance sheet items in order to produce a range of estimated NAV per share of the Company's common stock as of November 30, 2017. The final estimated NAV per share was ultimately and solely the decision of the Board.

The estimated NAV per share was calculated as of a moment in time, and although the value of IPT's common shares will fluctuate over time, IPT does not undertake to update the estimated NAV per share on a more frequent basis. As a result, the estimated NAV per share should not be relied upon as being an accurate measure of the current value of IPT's shares. A description of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimated NAV per share is set forth in IPT's Current Report on Form 8-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on December 18, 2017.

About Black Creek Group
Black Creek Group is an experienced real estate investment management firm with more than $17 billion of investments over its 25-year history.  The company manages diverse investment offerings across the spectrum of commercial real estate — including office, industrial, retail and multifamily — and has a track record of creating long-term value for its investors.  The company has nine offices across North America with more than 300 professionals. Black Creek Group offers a range of investment solutions for both institutional and wealth management channels. More information is available at www.blackcreekgroup.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on IPT's current expectations, plans, estimates, assumptions and beliefs that involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, IPT's ability to maintain current occupancy levels and lease rates at its properties, IPT's ability to repay or successfully refinance its debt obligations, the future operating performance of IPT's investments, and those risks set forth in IPT's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as amended or supplemented by IPT's other filings with the SEC. Any of these statements could be inaccurate, and actual events or IPT's investments and results of operations could differ materially from those expressed or implied. To the extent that IPT's assumptions differ from actual results, IPT's ability to meet such forward-looking statements may be significantly hindered. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

For more information:
Contact: Eric Paul
303-226-1482

* Please see Supplement No. 10, dated December 13, 2016, to the Industrial Property Trust, Inc. (“IPT”) prospectus, dated April 21, 2016 (the “Prospectus”), as previously supplemented by Supplement No. 3, dated August 15, 2016 and as subsequently supplemented thereafter. Supplement No. 10 describes that IPT’s board of directors has determined that IPT will cease new sales of primary offering shares at the earlier to occur of either (i) June 30, 2017 or (ii) the date on which IPT sells all of the shares that remain available for sale pursuant to the offering. If IPT’s board of directors determines, in its sole discretion, to terminate the sale of primary shares pursuant to the offering earlier or later than the dates set forth above, IPT will notify stockholders by filing a supplement to the Prospectus with the SEC.

Supplement No. 3 includes disclosure that IPT’s board of directors determined to reallocate $325 million in shares previously allocated to the distribution reinvestment plan portion of IPT’s public offering to the primary portion of the offering. As of April 4, 2017, IPT had received gross proceeds of approximately $1.645 billion from the sale of shares of common stock in the primary offering. Accordingly, as of April 4, 2017, approximately $232.7 million in shares of IPT’s common stock remained available for sale pursuant to the primary offering and approximately $122.0 million in shares may be issued pursuant to IPT’s distribution reinvestment plan, all of which may be sold in any combination of Class A shares or Class T shares. IPT plans to continue to offer shares pursuant to its distribution reinvestment plan following the cessation of the sale of primary shares in the offering. IPT reserves the right to reallocate the shares further between the primary portion of the offering and the distribution reinvestment plan. All prospectus supplements should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus.

Please be aware that IPT, Industrial Property Trust Advisors LLC, Industrial Property Trust Advisors Group LLC, Black Creek Capital Markets, LLC and their respective officers, directors, employees and affiliates are not undertaking to provide impartial investment advice or to give advice in a fiduciary capacity in connection with IPT’s public offering or the purchase of IPT’s common stock and that the Advisor and the Dealer Manager have financial interests associated with the purchase of IPT’s common stock, as described in IPT’s prospectus, including fees, expense reimbursements and other payments they anticipate receiving from IPT in connection with the purchase of IPT’s common stock. These materials are not intended as a recommendation to make an investment in IPT’s common stock and investors should consult their financial advisors before making an investment decision.

NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NOT GUARANTEED BY THE BANK • MAY LOSE VALUE • NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY

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Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are not suitable for all investors. Investing in shares of IPT's common stock involves a high degree of risk. Please review the summary risk factors and see the prospectus for a complete list of the risks associated with the offering.

The information within this website concerning IPT is solely for informational purposes and constitutes neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy securities by any person in any jurisdiction. The information presented herein is not, and is not intended to be, a complete discussion of all material information you should know about IPT or any other product.

The dealer manager for IPT's public offering of securities is Black Creek Capital Markets, LLC, member FINRA.