AMP Capital gets $100 million commitment from government-backed green bank

AMP Capital gets $100 million commitment from government-backed green bank
AMP Capital gets $100 million commitment from government-backed green bank

Investment firm AMP Capital has got a commitment of $100 million from the Australian government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) for its green office fund. 

CEFC’s investment would go to the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF), which is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The fund has a portfolio of 12 properties, which includes Quay Quarter Sydney and Australian Technology Park, which is targeting a 6 Star Green Star and 5.5 star NABERS rating once completed.

Other existing premium commercial office assets include 200 George Street in Sydney and 700 Bourke Street in Melbourne, which was recently awarded a 6 Green Star Performance rating, becoming the fourth building in Australia to achieve the rating.

“Having achieved the 6 Green Star Performance rating for 700 Bourke Street, AMP Capital is now focusing on achieving Green Star Performance ratings for all other wholly-owned assets in 2017,” AWOF fund manager Nick McGrath said.

CEFC’s investment in AWOF indicates investor appetite for demonstrably sustainable portfolios, AMP said in a press release.

AWOF drew in more than $700 million in equity investment in 2016. 

CEFC Investment Funds lead Rory Lonergan said the CEFC investment in the $4.7 billion AMP Capital fund would help accelerate the development of world-leading energy efficient commercial property portfolios in Australia.

AMP Capital was selected for this mandate due to the quality and performance of the AWOF portfolio and AMP Capital’s broader commitment to achieve long-term sustainable outcomes,” Lonergan said.

“There is enormous opportunity to reduce emissions from buildings and to really push the boundaries of energy efficiency in the property sector.  With this investment, the CEFC is pleased to support AMP Capital in its objective to deliver net zero emissions across the commercial property portfolio.”

 

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