HWL Ebsworth has acted on the sell-side for one of the three vendors in the sale of its stake in the AMP Capital Retail Trust (ACRT) in a $2.2 billion sale to Australian superfunds, UniSuper and Cbus Property with an AMP co-investment.
ACRT holds 80% of the Pacific Fair shopping centre on the Gold Coast and 50% of the Macquarie Centre in Sydney. The sale is the largest direct retail property transaction completed in Australia and one of the largest global retail transactions in recent years. The yield of the Pacific Fair asset is expected to be circa 4.75%, while the Macquarie Centre asset is around 4.5%.
The HWL Ebsworth corporate and commercial team was led by Partner James Lonie and Partner Natalya Hards.
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