Dexus Announces Sale of Brisbane Property
April 6, 2021 – Dexus announced that it conditionally exchanged contracts to sell 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane on 1 April 2021. The asset is owned by the Dexus Office Partnership, in which Dexus holds a 50% interest.
The sale will realise proceeds of $285 million1, with Dexus’s net sale proceeds being used to repay debt.
10 Eagle Street is a 34-level, 27,800 square metre, A-grade office asset, located in the centre of Brisbane’s “Golden Triangle” and was built in 1978. At 31 December 2020, the property was 92% occupied with a WALE of 2.9 years. Key customers include AEMO, Wilson Parking and Accenture.
The sale was the result of a competitive, on market sales process with settlement expected in May 2021.
Dexus Chief Investment Officer, Ross Du Vernet said: “This transaction continues our asset recycling strategy, realising value for both Dexus and our Dexus Office Partner while reducing our exposure to the Brisbane market. It also provides us with an excellent opportunity to focus our leasing, asset management and development capabilities on advancing our city-shaping development project at Waterfront Brisbane.”
Marquette Managing Director, Toby Lewis said: “As a Brisbane-based and focused investment firm we are thrilled to be acquiring one of Australia’s best known office towers. We are acquiring a great asset with an excellent tenancy profile due to Dexus’s best-in-class management.”
“Despite the ongoing long-term uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enabled more than 150 Australian families to invest in 10 Eagle Street and look forward to delivering strong returns as Brisbane continues to grow as a city and a city to invest in.”