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TE Capital-LaSalle JV to acquire Grade A office in Singapore’s Orchard Road precinct

The asset features convenient access to three major train lines in the city and abundant amenities.
November 16, 2023
  • SINGAPORE (November 16, 2023) — LaSalle announced today that a fund it manages (the “fund”), in a joint venture with TE Capital Partners (“TEC”), has executed a Put and Call Option Agreement (“PCOA”) to acquire a 11-storey Grade A office building at 103 Penang Road, Singapore 238467, also known as VisionCrest Commercial (the “asset”). The joint venture is operated by a subsidiary of TEC.

    Part of VisionCrest, a mixed-use development that also comprises a gazetted national monument, the House of Tan Yeok Nee, as well as four residential blocks with 265 units in total, the asset includes retail space on the ground floor.

    The freehold, high-spec, LEED Gold certified asset, which has a strata area of 154,711 square feet, is centrally located in Singapore’s prime Orchard Road precinct, with excellent connectivity including a 5-minute walk to Dhoby Ghaut Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Station, which is served by three major train lines (North-South, North-East and Circle Lines). Not only does the asset enjoy immediate access to abundant retail, dining, entertainment and accommodation options at its doorstep, it is also expected to benefit from the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s plan to rejuvenate the Orchard Road precinct to strengthen its position as one of Asia’s most sought after retail and commercial corridors.

    The asset offers a strong cash flow profile, with an occupancy rate of 99% that is backed by a diverse roster of multinational tenants including Manulife Financial Advisers, Puma Sports SEA Trading and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

    As the second project by the joint venture between TEC and the fund, this transaction reflects the managers’ confidence in the stability and resilience of Singapore’s office sector, as well as its potential for mid- to long-term capital value growth and preservation.

    George Goh, Head of Acquisitions and Asset Management, Southeast Asia, LaSalle Investment Management said, “We are pleased to extend the strong and fruitful partnership we’ve had with TEC. This asset is a very rare freehold offering in a well-performing market, with potential for value-add and growth.”

    Claire Tang, Co-CIO Asia Pacific, LaSalle Investment Management said, “This asset is a strategic addition to the fund’s portfolio as we respond to the continued interest of global institutional investors and private investors in the Singapore’s office sector, buoyed by sustained occupier demand in this market.”

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