Washington DC — GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has formed joint ventures with a group of investors including affiliates of Beacon Capital Partners, a real estate developer, owner and manager of office properties in major US markets, to acquire over 2.1 million s/f of office assets in the Washington D.C. metro totalling more than $1.05 billion in aggregate asset value.
One of the joint ventures includes the acquisition of Lafayette Centre, a 789,000 s/f class A LEED Silver complex of three multi-tenant buildings located in the Central Business District (CBD) submarket, and Pentagon Center, an 912,000 s/f complex of two buildings fully-leased for the long term to the US General Services Administration located in the Crystal City submarket of Arlington, adjacent to the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport. An affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners will continue to manage the buildings.
Separately, GIC invested alongside an existing Beacon-sponsored fund into Terrell Place, an 426,000 s/f class A office complex of three interconnected buildings located in the East End sub-market.
Adam Gallistel, regional head of americas, GIC, said, “These acquisitions will strengthen our portfolio of high-quality office assets in the US and enable us to invest in scale in the Washington DC market, one of the leading gateway cities of the US. We believe in the long-term strength of the DC metro area.”
Fred Seigel, president and COO of Beacon Capital Partners, said, “We are pleased to partner with GIC, one of the leading global investors. During our ownership and management, we stabilized Lafayette Centre and Pentagon Center through meaningful capital improvements and we achieved high levels of occupancy in one of the major US markets. In the case of Terrell Place, we see significant additional opportunity and are excited to have GIC join us as we create more value.”