23 Jun 2021

Values increase across Dexus property portfolio

23 June 2021

Values increase across Dexus property portfolio

Dexus today announced that 117 of its 128 assets, comprising 41 office properties, 75 industrial properties and one healthcare property have been externally valued as at 30 June 2021.

The external independent valuations have resulted in a total estimated increase of circa $362 million or 2.3% on prior book values1 for the six months to 30 June 2021.

Darren Steinberg, Dexus CEO said: “The latest independent valuations reinforce the quality of our property portfolio. We have had a consistent focus on improving the portfolio quality via leasing, acquisitions, divestments and developments and that, combined with continued investment demand, contributed to the consistent growth in underlying asset values. Amongst global investors Australia continues to be a highly attractive investment destination and we expect continued strength in investment demand for quality assets in the year ahead.”

The value of the office portfolio increased marginally on the back of a number of recent leasing deals, improving conditions in the leasing market and cap rate compression on some longer WALE assets. The industrial portfolio increased circa 9.8% on prior book values, with cap rates and discount rates firming, occupancy rates remaining high, and several development projects being completed.

The valuation result to 30 June 2021 followed the portfolio valuation uplift of $160.8 million recorded in the six months to 31 December 2020.

The weighted average capitalisation rate across the total portfolio tightened circa 10 basis points over the past six months from 5.01% at 31 December 2020 to 4.91% at 30 June 2021. The weighted average capitalisation rate of the office portfolio tightened circa four basis points from 4.95% at 31 December 2020 to 4.91% at 30 June 2021 and the industrial portfolio weighted average capitalisation rate tightened circa 44 basis points from 5.36% at 31 December 2020 to 4.92% at 30 June 2021.

Details relating to specific individual property valuations will be available in Dexus’s 2021 annual results which will be released on Tuesday, 17 August 2021.

Authorised by the Board of Dexus Funds Management Limited.

1. Excluding Grosvenor Place, Sydney and 60 Miller Street, North Sydney following the announcement of the sale of these assets during FY21.

 

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