Magazines Archives - 2008 April

Singapore REIT to buy Indon mall
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SINGAPORE-BASED real-estate investment trust (REIT) Lippo-Mapletree Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIR Trust) is set to buy upmarket Sun Plaza in Medan, Indonesia, for S$147.4 million (US$106.77 million).

This is the trust’s first acquisition since its initial public offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange last November. The management believes the move “will be accretive to the unit holders”.

Noting that rents at the mall are below market rates, Lippo-Mapletree sees potential for rental growth. It also took into consideration Sun Plaza’s good tenant mix and committed occupancy
of 97%, with Sogo department store and Hypermart as anchor tenants. The one-stop shopping, dining and entertainment destination has 437 tenants with an average lease tenure of 8.9 years.

The six-storey mall, with a net leasable space of 62,583sqm, is also in close proximity to the governor’s office, foreign embassies and major banks.

Lippo-Mapletree aims to own and invest for the long term in Indonesian retail and/or retail-related real estate.

Its REIT has an initial asset portfolio of seven retail malls and seven retail units located within other malls. Three malls are located in Jakarta, two in Greater Jakarta (encapsulated by Jakarta, Bogor,
Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) and the remaining two in Bandung.


2008 April Stories:

Retail sales in 2007 - Strong domestic consumption puts China in the lead

Asian customers’ habitual brand switch is costing companies billions

Coty to work with Halle Berry on new fragrance

Nuance-Watson opens mega store at Changi Airport T3

Dockers goes vintage with K1 chinos

Shiseido to serve expanding Asian market with a US$38m facility in Vietnam

Matahari turns in a sterling sales performance

South Koreans are world’s most avid online shoppers

US green campaign gains ground

Capitol Optical eyes bigger market pie

Tampines 1 set to change face of Singapore suburb

Demand spurs Asian retail property

CapitaLand to tap vast real-estate opportunities in Vietnam

Singapore REIT to buy Indon mall

Changes in food code proposed for Australia and New Zealand

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