Bank of China buys Sydney office tower for $130 million as new headquarters

Prateek ChatterjeeSeptember 5, 20160 min read

Bank of China’s investment arm has shelled out $130 million to buy an office tower in Sydney’s Sussex Street with the intention of making it the bank’s headquarters.

Bank of China Global Investors finalised the purchase of 140 Sussex Street from Deutsche Asset Management last week, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review.

The report quoted Deutsche's head of acquisitions for Asia Pacific, Real Estate, Rahul Ghai as saying that Australia remained a key focus.

"We continue to remain committed to Australia.”

“In the last five years we have transacted close to $1 billion in Australia. We will continue to invest and at the right time divest on behalf of our clients,” he added.

CBRE’s Richard Butler, Mark Hansen and Sharon Yang brokered the deal.

Current anchor tenant, ING Australia, is moving out in May 2017. 

The site has 14 levels of ­office space and basement parking.

The Bank of China owns its building at 39 York Street but has been looking to expand into a better building. It will occupy around half of the 12,440-square-metre building, the AFR said. 

"We know that Bank of China looked for some time for owner-occupier premises. This building was perfect because of its car-parking and views and excellent condition," Butler said.

Prateek Chatterjee

Sydney Cbd
Office Tower
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