Landmark Tower sold en bloc for $286 mil

/ EdgeProp Singapore
May 23, 2018 1:27 PM SGT
The 139-unit Landmark Tower at Chin Swee Road has been sold to a joint-venture (JV) company for $286 million, according to a release by marketing agent JLL. One of the JV partners is said to be a public listed company.
The 60,821 sq ft site is zoned for residential use with an as-built plot ratio of 4.0. The winning bid of $286 million translates to a land rate of $1,406 psf per plot ratio (ppr) after taking into consideration the lease upgrade premium of $57 million, estimates Tan Hong Boon, JLL regional director.
The price of $1,406 psf ppr compares favourably to the $1,515 psf ppr achieved at Pearl Bank Apartments, which was sold to CapitaLand in February. Landmark Tower is also a 99-year leasehold development located next to Pearl’s Hill City Park, near Pearl Bank Apartments.
Given its vantage point, Landmark Tower offers residents 360-degree city views. Based on the sale price, the owners of Landmark Tower will receive gross proceeds between $1.6 million and $4.9 million from the collective sale, adds JLL’s Tan.
The 33-year old development was put up for collective sale on April 10 with a reserve price of $285 million, althought owners had expected in excess of $300 million ($1,474 psf ppr) for it.