Strong investment demand supports Dexus industrial valuation uplift

Dexus today announced that 124 of its 189  assets, comprising 34 office properties, 89 industrial properties and one healthcare property have been externally valued as at 31 December 2021.

The external independent valuations have resulted in a total estimated increase of circa $421 million  or 2.4% on prior book values for the six months to 31 December 2021.

Darren Steinberg, Dexus CEO said: “As evidenced by these latest independent valuations, the value of Dexus’s quality portfolio has remained robust in a COVID-impacted environment. We have continued to see growth in asset values for well-located industrial and logistics facilities, supported by strong investment demand.

“We anticipate the post-lockdown environment will continue to see global capital attracted to Australia, benefiting quality assets across the core property sectors.”

The value of the office portfolio increased circa 0.6% on prior book values on the back of recent leasing success. The industrial portfolio increased circa 8.7% on prior book values, with cap rates continuing to tighten driven by the strong demand for high quality industrial property.

The weighted average capitalisation rate across the total portfolio tightened circa 15 basis points over the past six months from 4.91% at 30 June 2021 to 4.76% at 31 December 2021.

The weighted average capitalisation rate of the office portfolio tightened circa six basis points from 4.91% at 30 June 2021 to 4.85% at 31 December 2021 and the industrial portfolio weighted average capitalisation rate tightened circa 50 basis points from 4.92% at 30 June 2021 to 4.42% at 31 December 2021.

Details relating to specific individual property valuations will be available in Dexus’s 2022 half year results which will be released to the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.

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About Warwick Petschack

Warwick has over 25 years of property investment and management experience. Principally responsible as Managing Director for Capital Management Australia and Joint Managing Director for Chauvel Capital Partners and Editor of Australian Property Markets News.

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