Amid heritage fig trees Meriton spends $190 million on DEXUS Rosebery business park

Amid heritage fig trees Meriton spends $190 million on DEXUS Rosebery business park
Amid heritage fig trees Meriton spends $190 million on DEXUS Rosebery business park

Harry Triguboff’s Meriton Group has bought the DEXUS Property Group business park in Rosebery spending $190 million for the 4.9-hectare offering.

DEXUS Property Group sold 5-13 Rosebery Avenue (pictured above) and 25-55 Rothschild Avenue in Rosebery, Sydney, with trading profits to be realised in FY15 and FY16.

It is expected that the sale will contribute approximately $17 million to FY15 trading profits and materially increase trading profits in FY16 contributing approximately $74 million pre-tax. 

The business park which had a book value of about $100 million was sold through JLL’s Michael Fenton, Sam Brewer and Blair Peterken.

Meriton now has 14,000 units in its pipeline as more than 1000 apartments will be built at the 4.9-hectare site.

There are eight mature Hills Fig trees on the boundary of 5-13 Rosebery Avenue with City of Sydney studies having identified these trees as a local landmark and as a defining feature of the precinct. 

5-13 Rosebery Avenue is a recently refurbished, 10 level office building within close proximity to Southern Cross Drive, the Eastern Distributor and Sydney Kingsford Smith airport.

During the year DEXUS undertook a total of $5.4 billion transactions across the group, including the joint acquisition of the $3.4 billion CPA portfolio with CPPIB.

The CPA transaction, completed in April 2014, increased the value of the office portfolio to $7.6 billion.

DEXUS today announced its 30 June 2014 results. 

Dexus Property Group said its full-year net profit fell to $406 million. Revenue in the year rose 7.2% to $700 million.

In FY15, DEXUS has a trading profit target of $40 million.

DEXUS chief Darren Steinberg said it had progressed the sale of 40 Market Street, Melbourne which is expected to contribute to FY15 trading profits.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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