Ascendas REIT Buys S$284M Sydney Office

News about Ascendas REIT

Ascendas REIT is announcing the proposed acquisition of a Sydney office property.

Asset

The purchased asset is 1-5 Thomas Holt Drive in Macquarie Park, a suburb of Sydney. The freehold property, to be completed early 2021, comprises 3 office blocks with 39,188 m² of NLA. It is currently 100% leased with a WALE of 4.5 years.

Financing

The A$303.3 million (S$308.5 million) operation (including fees and costs) will be financed by debt and available cash.

Expectations

The operation is expected to be DPU accretive and increase the trust geographical diversity, with the Australian portfolio growing from 13% to 15% of total assets.

Ascendas REIT
Price2.930 SGD
NAV2.200 SGD
Yield (4 quarters)5.01%
Gearing38.0%