Australian real estate

Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT Acquires Mater Queensland Property

October 9, 2020 – Charter Hall Social Infrastructure Limited, as the responsible entity of the Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 100% freehold interest in 14 Stratton Street, Newstead, Queensland in a sale and leaseback transaction with Mater Misericordiae Limited.

Mater is Queensland’s largest Catholic, not-for-profit health provider, owning and operating an extensive network of hospitals, health centres and a world-class research institute and gross assets of over $1 billion.

The purchase price of $122.5 million upon completion reflects a passing yield of 4.84%, with fixed annual rental increases of 3.0%. The Property is underpinned by a new 10-year lease to Mater with two 5-year options. The acquisition introduces a new and well capitalised healthcare tenant to CQE’s portfolio. The building is currently under construction with settlement to occur following practical completion, expected to be in the June 2021 quarter.

The Property will comprise an A-grade, 11-storey building with 5-star NABERs rating. The building will be the new corporate headquarters for Mater, as well as offering healthcare training facilities. The building will be fitted out by Mater and is located in close proximity to their existing hospital and training campus in South Brisbane.

The site is centrally located in Newstead, approximately 2.6 km northeast of the Brisbane CBD. The Newstead precinct has undergone significant urban renewal over the past decade with the immediate surroundings characterised by modern mixed-use developments.

Mr David Harrison, Charter Hall Group Managing Director and CEO commented “We are excited about establishing a relationship with Mater as a major tenant customer within our growing Social Infrastructure portfolio, further reinforcing our commitment to grow our reach with major providers of Social Infrastructure services. We have invested in this near Brisbane CBD location for a decade having developed the $230 million headquarters for Aurizon at 900 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley and the $240 million Bank of Queensland anchored office project at Newstead nearby.”

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