BHG Retail Plans to Acquire Mall

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BHG Retail REIT has agreed to purchase Hefei Changjiangxilu Mall in China for 328.3 million Yuan, or S$ 65.2 million. The leasehold property, completed in 2010, has a Net Lettable Area of 27,221 m² and an occupancy rate of 99.4%. Anchor tenants include BHG Supermarket, KFC, Pizza Hut as well as a movie theater.

The manager, which expects the purchase to be DPU and NAV accretive, plans to finance the acquisition through debt, increasing the leverage to 37% by the end of the year. The approval of unitholders will be required for the transaction to go through.