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Charter Hall Group (ASX:CHC) announces that it has extended its Partnership with global multinational corporation “bp”, by creating a new fund that has contracted to acquire a 49% interest in a NZ $534 million portfolio of 70 triple net leased (NNN), Long WALE Convenience Retail properties leased to bp in New Zealand.
The portfolio, consisting of the majority of bp’s owned Convenience Retail properties in New Zealand, has been acquired in a sale and leaseback transaction and will have a 20-year WALE at acquisition with initial lease terms of properties in the portfolio ranging from 18 to 22 years.
The portfolio is geographically diversified with 78% of the portfolio in metropolitan locations and 72% located in NZ’s top 3 cities, with Auckland representing 51% of the portfolio value.
The Charter Hall managed fund will be owned 50% by Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX: CLW) and 50% by Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX: CQR). The fund value is approximately NZD $262 million and represents a 6.25% initial yield.
Completion of the transaction is subject to approval by the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office.
Managing Director and Group CEO David Harrison said:
“This off market transaction further extends our relationship with bp, builds upon the success of our Australian Partnership and demonstrates our conviction in NNN leased Long WALE convenience retail.”
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