ENI House is Perth's first major office transaction of 2019

ENI House is Perth's first major office transaction of 2019
ENI House is Perth's first major office transaction of 2019

Perth's the first major office transaction of the year, The $86 million sale of ENI House, paves the way for a billion-dollar 2019, according to CBRE.

The seven-level, A-grade office building, located at 226 Adelaide Terrace in Perth’s eastern CBD precinct, is fully leased to the Federal Government and corporate tenants.

These include Wood & Grieve Engineers and ENI Australia Ltd.

CBRE’s Aaron Desange and Flint Davidson, jointly with JLL’s John Williams and Sean Flynn completed the sale to WA-based property fund manager, Primewest.

Mr Desange said “The lease expiry profile of ENI House was a major drawcard for investors, with it providing ideal timing to capitalise on improving market conditions over the next two – three years, when the office leasing market will not only be more robust, but in a strong growth phase."

Mr Williams said Western Australia would continue to be a preferred destination for offshore investment in 2019, with several Asia Pacific capital cities close to approaching their peak in the cycle.

“In Perth specifically, Asian investors have dominated the value-add space, as they are able to be more aggressive in deals with vacancy risk or capital expenditure requirements through their cheaper cost of capital. They are also attracted to our low sovereign risk and comparatively high yielding assets,” he added.

CBRE Research expect Perth to benefit from a strong spike in rental growth over the next five years – more so than any other Australian city.

Over the next three years, premium net effective rents are forecast to increase by 56.3% and A-grade rents are tipped to lift by 41.6% - largely due to a reduction in incentives.

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