Deutsche confirms giant City buy

The 400,000 sq ft office was bought on behalf of an institutional client, thought to be Samsung Asset Management, for around £310m.

Completed in 2004, the building occupies a 1.38-acre site, and was bought for a net initial yield of less than 5%.

The property, which is the current Commerzbank headquarters, is fully leased to Germany’s second-largest bank until 2028 with an option to leaseback three floors this year. This space will be refurbished and marketed to new tenants in September 2013.

James Petit, head of real estate, U.K. and Ireland at DeAWM said: “The property offers a good balance of secure long-term income along with the opportunity to capitalize on the leasing market and increase the rental income through lease-ups”.

The acquisition of Gresham Street follows the purchase earlier this year of prominently located 88 Wood Street, London and another landmark property, One Angel Square, located in central Manchester.


Source: James Buckley, CoStar News