SINGAPORE (April 29): Manulife US REIT has agreed to acquire a freehold eleven-storey class ‘A’ workplace asset on the Washington Metropolitan area in Fairfax, Virginia, for a consideration of US$122 million ($166.1 million) from Carr residences.
Comprising two towers dubbed Centrepointe I and II, the property is located alongside 4000 and 4050 Legato street and features a complete net lettable area (NLA) of 419,981 sq ft with 1,456 parking spaces.
To aid finance the acquisition – which is estimated to cost US$127 after factoring in an acquisition payment of US$1.2 million on proper of different transaction expenses and expenses amounting to US$3.eight million – the manager aims to elevate at the least US$ninety four million via a non-public placement at eighty one.1-eighty three.6 US cents per new unit.
submit the acquisition, which might be funded with a mix of equity and debt, the supervisor expects Manulife US REIT’s combination gearing ratio to enhance to 36.8% from the latest 37.6% – as a result offering US$101 million and US$284 million of debt headroom in line with the REIT’s goal gearing of forty% and regulatory gearing restrict of 45%, respectively.
This acquisition is additionally anticipated to be DPU-accretive. in accordance with FY18 professional forma monetary have an effect on of the acquisition, the REIT’s DPU is anticipated to boost by three.3% to five.seventy six US cents from 5.57 US cents.
In an announcement on Monday, the manager highlights Centrepointe as a “most effective-in-classification class A asset” working at ninety eight.7% occupancy as at conclusion-March, with over 50% of the tenants with the aid of NLA the usage of the constructing as their headquarter vicinity.
a hundred% of the leases in the constructing have constructed-in rental escalations ranging from 2.5% to three%, offering biological growth to the condominium salary for Manulife US REIT, it adds.
as the optimum constructing in FairFax center, the property additionally provides unobstructed signage and branding alternatives, together with the newly-renovated Centrepointe II featuring elements that distinguish the building as a distinct asset within the Fairfax center submarket.
In all, the acquisition of Centerpointe is expected to increase the REIT’s mixture portfolio cost by means of 7% to US$1.9 billion from US$1.7 billion, and NLA through eleven.2% to four.3 million sq ft from three.7 million sq ft as at end-2018.
Centrepointe’s inclusion in Manulife US REIT’s latest portfolio will further diversify its tenant sector mix, adds the supervisor, by using decreasing the concentrations of legal and retail change tenants whereas increasing the attention of assistance sector tenants.
gadgets in Manulife US REIT closed 1 cent greater at 88 US cents on Monday.