Centuria now Australia’s largest office-specific REIT with $1.4 billion portfolio

Centuria now Australia’s largest office-specific REIT with $1.4 billion portfolio
Centuria now Australia’s largest office-specific REIT with $1.4 billion portfolio

Centuria, now Australia’s largest office-specific REIT, has grown their portfolio to $1.4 billion, according to their half year financial results.

They also appointed Grant Nichols as new fund manager of CMA.

Mr Nichols, is an experienced fund manager with over 15 years of experience in Australian office markets.

He said “In the last year, CMA delivered 10.9% return on equity to unitholders, and is now Australia’s largest sector-specific listed office REIT"

“Having made CMA a pure-play in office assets, Centuria has continued to improve the quality of the portfolio – its delivery on strategy is evident in its strong returns to unitholders.”

“With a high-quality, fit-for purpose portfolio 89% weighted to the eastern seaboard and an average building age of 15.5 years, CMA is well positioned to capitalise on tenants seeking to expand or reposition across Australian metropolitan markets,” he concluded.

Over the past half year Centuria acquired a $521 million portfolio of four office assets which took the portfolio to $1.4 billion  (from $930.5 million at FY18) and made them Australia’s largest office-specific REIT.

They divested their remaining industrial assets, at "premium-to-book values".

Centuria retained high occupancy of 98.8% overall, with 100% occupancy throughout their WA, SA, VIC and NSW properties.

Over 14,500 sqm of net lettable area (6.7% of the portfolio NLA) was leased across sixteen transactions during the past half year – extending the WALE to 4.3 years.

The fund returned a statutory profit of $14.7 million in 1H19 and funds from operations of $26.5 million. 

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