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Tamar European Industrial Fund sells two Belgian assets for GBP12.36m

Tamar European Industrial Fund has sold two assets in Belgium to a Belgian investor for a gross asset price of GBP12.36 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 9.03%.  

The price represents a 2.9% discount to the latest Fund valuation on a gross basis.
 
The larger of the two assets is located in Zaventem, close to Brussels Airport, and comprises a 19,097 sqm light industrial and office building let to 14 tenants with an occupancy rate of 83% and a weighted average period until next lease breaks of just over five years.  The second asset is located in Ternat, located to the west of Brussels, just outside the ring road, and comprises a 12,377 sq m warehouse and office building.  It is fully let to two tenants – ALD Automotive, on a lease with a first break in December 2017 and Spar Retail, who occupy on a six month rolling lease.
 
Rob Brook, Managing Director of Patrizia Financial Services Ltd, Investment Manager to TEIF, says: “We have taken advantage of the increasing liquidity in the secondary markets to dispose of these two assets, which represented 65% of the Fund’s Belgian portfolio by valuation. 
 
“We are making further progress in delivering on our asset management business plans on the remainder of the Belgian assets, and will provide further detail to shareholders as appropriate in due course.”

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