GIC in JV to establish US$2 bil unlisted Australian logistics property REIT

By PC Lee / The Edge Singapore | November 26, 2018 12:28 PM SGT
(Nov 26): GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Dexus, an Australian REIT, have established the Dexus Australian Logistics Trust, a new A$2 billion ($2.75 billion) unlisted trust, to invest in logistics properties in Australia.
The joint venture will be seeded with a A$1.4 billion, high-quality logistics portfolio, comprising mostly core logistics facilities in strong performing precincts with good access to major arterial roads, rails and ports. Ninety seven percent of assets are located mostly in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s key metropolitan areas and strongest logistics markets. The weighted average lease expiry of the portfolio is at a healthy level of 5.3 years with occupancy at a high 98%.
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