Charter Hall buys two Barangaroo/King Street Wharf precinct office buildings for $804 million

Charter Hall buys two Barangaroo/King Street Wharf precinct office buildings for $804 million
Charter Hall buys two Barangaroo/King Street Wharf precinct office buildings for $804 million

The property fund manager Charter Hall has bought two office buildings in Sydney's Barangaroo/King Street Wharf precinct in a $804 million deal. 

The transaction, which was signed off just before Christmas, was among the biggest deals of 2018.

Charter Hall Prime Office Fund (CPOF), Charter Hall Direct Office Fund (DOF) and Charter Hall Direct PFA Fund (PFA) will hold stakes in the 10 and 12 Shelley Street buildings (pictured above) in the Barangaroo/King Street Wharf precinct.

Charter Hall buys two Barangaroo/King Street Wharf precinct office buildings for 4 million

CPOF will own a half stake in each of the two buildings.

DOF holds 50% of 10 Shelley Street while PFA co-owns 12 Shelley Street with CPOF.

Collectively, the two buildings offer some 42,000sqm of net lettable area.

There are long leases to Suncorp and American Express.

In 2016, Charter Hall and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing’s (MSREI) core Asia fund, jointly acquired the nearby 1 Shelley Street from Brookfield for $525 million.

Adrian Taylor, Charter Hall’s Office CEO, said opportunities existed to unlock synergies between the sites by including interlinking buildings above ground to facilitate campus style accommodation for big space occupiers.

With the latest acquisitions, Charter Hall’s total office assets under management rose to $12.9bn.

Charter Hall also recently spent $98 million sale of the ground beneath Sydney’s landmark Chifley Tower.

The acquisition was of the freehold site beneath the Kohn Pedersen Fox landmark.

The Australian's Bridget Carter has suggested the acquisition of the land was to better position Charter Hall to secure the leasehold should GIC ever be a seller.

The Charter Hall Prime Office Fund also owns the leasehold of The Australian Club.

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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