Dengan kenaikan Ringgit Malaysia berbanding Pound Sterling, KWSP telah mula melabur di pasaran hartanah London sejak bulan November.
Ringkasan pelaburan setakat ini ialah:-
Jumlah dana yang diperuntukkan = £1 bilion (RM4.8 bilion)
Agen: ING Real Estate Investment Management
1. One Sheldon Square, London
Harga : £157 juta (RM 768 juta)
Penjual : konsortium pelabur Aviva, Invista, Henderson Global Investors dan Liquid Realty Partners
2. 40 Portman Square, London
Harga: £181 juta (RM 886 juta)
Penjual: European fund manager Aerium
3. The Whitefriars, 65 Fleet Street, London
Harga: £150 juta (RM 734 juta)
Penjual : Union Investment, satu dana hartanah Jerman
Jumlah pembelian setakat ini = £ 488 juta (RM 2.3 bilion)
Baki dana = £ 512 juta (RM 2.5 bilion)
Selamat melabur KWSP! Buat 12 juta pencarum KWSP di Malaysia – kita tunggu dan lihat pulangan pelaburan ini nanti.
Tukaran matawang GBP1 = RM4.8950
(The Star, 22 Disember 2010)
Malaysian fund set to buy Freshfields’ Fleet Street home
22 Dec 2010
Malaysian fund set to buy Freshfields’ City home
Another major Fleet Street building is set to fall into Asian hands, as Malaysia’s biggest pension fund presses on with its £1 billion shopping spree in the capital, the Evening Standard can reveal.
The Employees Provident Fund is close to a £150 million property deal to buy the Whitefriars home of law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at 65 Fleet Street, from the current owner, German property fund Union Investment, industry sources said.
News of the imminent sale emerges as Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau’s Chinese Estates prepares to swoop on the River Court home of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs nearby.
Goldman’s other Fleet Street base, Peterborough Court, is in the hands of receivers and could also be up for sale next year after Canadian owner Jesta Capital defaulted on loans.
The EPF, which has more than 12 million members in Malaysia, is planning to invest around £1 billion in London property.
The pension fund made its first move into the London property market in November with a
£157 million deal to buy One Sheldon Square — an office building on the Paddington Central development — from a consortium of investors including Aviva, Invista, Henderson Global Investors and US-based Liquid Realty Partners.
It also recently bought a six-storey office building at 40 Portman Square from European fund manager Aerium.
Freshfields has been at Whitefriars since 1989. It has more than 10 years left on its lease at the 225,000 sq ft building, making it attractive to international investors looking to take advantage of the cheap pound to snap up assets generating steady income from blue-chip tenants.
The Bishops Square home of Freshfields rival Allen & Overy also changed hands last week when Hammerson and an Oman sovereign wealth fund sold it to two property funds run by JP Morgan for £557 million.
The Whitefriars sale is being handled by Savills, the agent which also oversaw Union’s sale of 10 Gresham Street to a joint venture between Hammerson and a Canadian pension fund in August.