KWE completes €185.5m acquisition of nine offices let to the Italian Government
4 January 2016
Further to its announcement on 28 October 2015, Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc (LSE: KWE) an LSE listed property company that invests in direct real estate and real estate loans in Europe, has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of nine offices in Italy fully let to the Italian government for a net purchase price of €185.5 million, reflecting a yield on cost of 6.3%.
The portfolio comprises nine high quality office buildings 100% occupied by Italian government ministries, across 1.1 million sq ft (99,200 sq m) of lettable space, generating a day one NOI of €12.1 million, subject to annual indexation of 75% of CPI. The majority of the offices have been comprehensively refurbished with 50% of NOI being generated from properties refurbished from 2014. The unexpired lease term is 7.1 years with all the existing leases expiring simultaneously in December 2022.
The portfolio is now held by a closed-end real estate alternative investment fund named Olimpia Investment Fund, wholly-owned by KWE and managed by Savills Investment Management SGR.