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Cromwell Spends $185m on Golden Triangle Tower

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ISPT has sold its recently renovated tower in Brisbane’s golden triangle for $184.7 million to Cromwell Property Group for its DPF fund.

The 24-storey office tower at 100 Creek Street, Brisbane has a net lettable area of 20,223 square metres.

It is the second purchase for the fund in Brisbane after it secured the former Flight Centre headquarters at 545 Queen Street for $117.5 million in May.

Meanwhile, Cromwell Funds Management Limited sold its nine-storey Icon office tower in Ipswich for $144.9 million a month ago.

The Creek Street building has a mix of tenants, a 6-star NABERS indoor rating, end-of-trip facilities and floor-to-ceiling glass panelling.

The sale follows another golden triangle transaction, in August, when Fortius Funds Management and PGIM bought a similar sized building at 307 Queen Street for $214 million.

The surge of transaction in the area comes as Brisbane occupancy drops to 51 per cent, according to the Property Council of Australia.

A composite image of 100 Creek Street, Brisbane. The 24-storey office building has a renovated open plan lobby and a French provincial laneway down the side.
▲ The golden triangle is bounded by Edward, Queen and Eagle Streets and is a financial district in the Brisbane CBD.

Cromwell head of retail funds management Hamish Wehl said it was a landmark building and stellar addition to the fund.

“The asset has a sensational location, benefits from great amenity and has been recently substantially refurbished,” Wehl said.

“It’s earnings accretive to DPF and will support the fund’s long-standing track record of paying unitholders a regular reliable income.”

ISPT spent $10 million upgrading the 100 Creek Street building in 2018, giving it new bathrooms, a semi-open foyer as well as creating a French provincial style laneway market.

The direct property fund has an annualised distribution yield of 5.4 per cent with nine office assets in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

The acquisition is subject to Foreign Investment Review Board approval and is expected to settle towards the end of November.

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