A-REIT Propertylink acquires Brisbane office tower for $145 million

A-REIT Propertylink acquires Brisbane office tower for $145 million
A-REIT Propertylink acquires Brisbane office tower for $145 million

Real estate investment trust Propertylink Group (ASX:PLG) said it has acquired an office building in Brisbane for $145 million, in partnership with Goldman Sachs.

The transaction for the commercial office building at 50 Ann Street reflects a core market yield of 8.18%. 

The acquisition was undertaken via an expansion of the Propertylink Enhanced Partnership (PEP) mandate with a 25% co-investment by Propertylink, the company said in an ASX announcement.

The property comprises a 25 storey building with a total lettable area of 25,519 sqm set on a 2,198 sqm site.

It has a prominent corner location within the tightly held northern ‘legal precinct’ of the Brisbane CBD.

The property is fully leased to the Queensland state government with a remaining lease term of 3.5 years. 

Propertylink’s head of Property, Peter McDonald said the deal reflected that Brisbane’s commercial market was showing signs of recovery and experiencing a turnaround in demand. 

Brisbane’s CBD has reported its eighth consecutive quarter of positive net absorption, with increased demand and limited supply expected to drive rental growth over the coming years, Propertylink said.

“The purchase of 50 Ann Street reflects Propertylink’s disciplined approach to the acquisition of assets, based on ground up fundamentals where there is capacity for us to execute our strong asset and property management skills to reposition these assets for core institutional ownership,” said McDonald. 

The team of Propertylink and Goldman Sachs now have transactions valued at more than $1 billion now after the latest acquisition.

Settlement of 50 Ann Street is expected in May.

“This acquisition is another key step in executing the growth of our investment management platform, bringing funds under management to $1.2 billion,” said Propertylink CEO Stuart Dawes.

Propertylink now has office assets valued at more than $725 million, of which 76% are located in Sydney.  

It said assets under management in relation to the expanded PEP mandate will increase to $293 million following completion of the Ann Street purchase. 

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