Dexus and GIC acquire 50% of the Rialto Towers office complex

Dexus and GIC acquire 50% of the Rialto Towers office complex
Dexus and GIC acquire 50% of the Rialto Towers office complex

Dexus and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Government Investment Corporation are paying Kuwait’s St Martins Property $644 million for a half share of the Rialto Melbourne complex in a new joint venture (JV).

The incoming owners will co-control 525 Collins Street with Grollo Group, which is directed by Lorenz Grollo, son of owner, Rino.GIC

Dexus will hold a 10% share in the venture and they will be the investment manager of the JV and have been appointed as the manager of the entire Rialto Towers complex.

Dexus CEO, Darren Steinberg said, “We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with GIC, enabling them to extend their investments into the Australian office market. In the current environment, we are focused on business continuity, and pleasingly were able to close this off-market transaction within our targeted timeframes.”

Rialto Towers is a prime-grade, 55 storey building, and is one of the largest office buildings located in Melbourne’s Central Business District.

It is well located on Collins Street with good access to transport and other key amenities.

The property is 91.7% occupied with a weighted average lease expiry of 4.6 years as at 1 March 2020. 

 

 

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