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Hong Kong’s Link To Buy Retail Assets In Sydney For $400m

Link said it will acquire the interests in the Queen Victoria Building, The Galeries and The Strand Arcade at the heart of Sydney CBD

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More Australians are leaving capital cities for the bush than before the coronavirus pandemic, contributing to a jump in regional rents. Photo: Reuters.


Hong Kong-listed Link Real Estate Investment Trust said it has agreed to buy 50% interests in three retail properties in Sydney from Ipoh Property for A$538.2 million ($398.16 million).

Link said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire the interests in three retail assets at the heart of Sydney’s central business district – the Queen Victoria Building, The Galeries and The Strand Arcade.

The acquisition will be funded by cash and debt, and Link’s ratio of debt to total assets will increase to 21.4% from 20.1%, based on its financial position at end-March 2021.

The deal is expected to complete in the first half of 2022.


  • Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard



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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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