Brookfield Asset Administration will purchase an Indian developer’s industrial properties for $2 billion, the largest actual property deal within the South Asian nation. The Canadian asset supervisor is buying 125 lakh sq. ft of rent-yielding workplaces and co-working areas from RMZ Company, the privately held developer mentioned in an announcement on Monday. The Indian agency mentioned it would have zero debt after the transaction and can use the cash to increase its portfolio.
Giant international buyers are shopping for into the Indian workplace market in recent times. Since 2011, the phase has garnered $15.four billion of fairness investments, based on property analysis agency Knight Frank. Blackstone final week signed a non-binding settlement to purchase some belongings, a deal Bloomberg News beforehand reported could possibly be price $2 billion.
The transaction “accentuates the unabating power and resilience of the industrial workplace enterprise,” Arshdeep Singh Sethi, RMZ’s managing director, mentioned within the assertion.
The agency plans to increase its actual asset portfolio to 850 lakh sq. ft over the following six years from 670 lakh quare ft. Among the purchasers in RMZ’s know-how and enterprise parks embrace Accenture, Google and HSBC. It’s promoting properties within the southern Indian cities of Bengaluru and Chennai.
A consultant for Brookfield confirmed the contents of RMZ’s assertion. The choice asset supervisor, which says it owns and operates 220 lakh sq. ft of workplace properties in India, has picked banks for an preliminary public providing of its India actual property funding belief that might increase at the very least $500 million, Bloomberg reported in July.
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