Kennedy Wilson Acquires Prime Suburban London Office Campus For $66 Million
Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) and its equity partner have closed the acquisition of The Capitol Building, a Grade A, 173,000 square-foot institutional quality office campus for $66.2 million, reflecting a cap rate of 7.7%.
The partnership invested $29 million of equity and Kennedy Wilson’s ownership interest is 51%.
The Capitol Building, Bracknell,
The Capitol Building, in Bracknell, is part of the active Thames Valley submarket. It is 97% occupied by nine tenants across the tech and business service sectors. The four-story building is set within a professionally landscaped environment and offers a range of tenant amenities to drive demand, as businesses look to improve the wellness and access to green space for staff. Amenities include meeting rooms, break out areas, a canteen, bike storage, shower facilities and landscaped grounds with picnic tables.
“This attractive acquisition just outside Greater London is the second acquisition with our joint venture partner of a prime suburban office campus, offering a high-income yield from a quality, well-let asset in a local submarket that we know very well,” said Mike Pegler, Head of UK for Kennedy Wilson. “The Thames Valley thrives on the tech and life sciences sectors, which are very well represented at The Capitol Building, and are contributing to the increasing demand we are seeing for low-rise and suburban office space.”
About Kennedy Wilson
Kennedy Wilson (NYSE:KW) is a leading global real estate investment company. We own, operate, and invest in real estate through our balance sheet and through our investment management platform. We focus on multifamily and office properties located in the Western U.S., U.K., and Ireland. For further information on Kennedy Wilson, please visit: www.kennedywilson.com.
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