PIR Awards – Centuria Unlisted Property Fund of year 2016
Sydney, 18 October 2016
Author: Centuria Capital
Centuria Fund wins Unlisted Property Fund of the year: PIR Awards
Centuria Property Funds Limited (Centuria)’s 203 Pacific Highway Fund has received the prestigious Unlisted Property Fund of the Year 2016 accolade at the Property Investment Research (PIR) awards. It is the second year running that Centuria has received the fund of the year award, which last year was taken out by Centuria’s 8 Central Ave Fund No 2.
The Centuria 203 Pacific Highway (the Fund) is a closed-ended, single asset fund. It is a 50% leasehold of an A-grade office building located prominently in The Forum, in the heart of the St Leonards business district, five kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. The remaining 50% leasehold is held by the Centuria Metropolitan REIT (CMA).
Commenting on the award, Jason Huljich, CEO – Unlisted Property Funds at Centuria, said he was delighted that the fund had been recognised by the PIR.
“This award is a feather in the cap for Centuria, and reinforces our view that Sydney’s North Shore market is performing strongly and will continue to deliver returns to investors over the longterm” said Mr Huljich.
The Fund previously received an AA rating from PIR, indicating a vote of confidence in the Fund and Centuria’s ability to select well performing assets for investors.
203 Pacific Highway is a premium office building constructed in 2000. It features modern amenities, views over the Sydney CBD and 11,737sqms net lettable area (NLA). It is currently 100% leased to tenants including Primary Healthcare, Cardno and Verizon. The Weighted Average Lease Expiry (WALE) is 4.4 years.
Mr Huljich said that Centuria believes the outlook for St Leonards is very positive, as residential conversions continue to reduce competing office stock, while the Sydney Metro project will improve connectivity for workers.
“Falling vacancies and strong rental growth as a result of residential conversions and the withdrawal of commercial office space in the area is contributing to rental growth and the performance of this market. The Fund is an excellent example of Centuria identifying a well-performing asset in an excellent location, with opportunities to add value for investors,” said Mr Huljich.
This media release was issued on 18 October 2016. Issued by Centuria Property Funds Limited (Centuria) (ABN 11 086 553 639, AFSL 231 149). The Property Industry Research Award can be found here. The Centuria 203 Pacific Highway fund is closed to new investment. The PIR award does not relate to any other fund offered for investment by Centuria. The information in this article is general information only and does not take into account the financial circumstances, needs or objectives of any person. Centuria is the responsible entity of a number of unlisted property funds, each of which are issued under a product disclosure statement (PDS) that is available on Centuria’s website for all funds open for investment. An investment in any of Centuria’s property funds carries risks associated with an investment in direct property including the loss of income and capital imvested. The risks relating to an investment are detailed in the each Fund’s PDS and Centuria strongly recommends that the PDS be downloaded and read before any investment decision is made. Centuria receives fees from investments in its property funds.