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  • Brisbane acquisitions are for industrial development properties
  • The move trebles GARDA's industrial development pipeline
  • Total built form GFA expected to be 128 hectares

GARDA Diversified Property Fund (ASX: GDF) started the last quarter strongly. In mid-April, the company made $30 million in divestments with premiums on properties between 5% and 26%.

Following a quiet start to 2021, the company is continuing to make a strong recovery. The pandemic brought on a large security price drop, from a high of $1.50 in mid-2019 to 86 cents in April 2020. The company has since made strong gains back up to $1.25 by the end of 2020. Following the aforementioned seasonal drop at the start of this year, the company continues to see security prices rise again.

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The acquisitions

GARDA announced today that it “has executed unconditional contracts to acquire three industrial development properties in Brisbane”.

The properties are located on 372-405 Progress Road, Wacol; 56-72 Bandara Street, Richlands, and 109-135 Boundary Road, North Lakes.

Progress Road is a 41,250 square metre area that was acquired for $7.2 million, Bandara Street is 30,351 square metres for $6.8 million, and Boundary Road is 32,380 square metres for $16 million.

Once developed, the properties are expected to deliver a collective built form gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 128 hectares. The company said it will treble the existing industrial development pipeline of 44,309 square metres.

GARDA Industrial Development Pipeline

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The Wacol and North Lakes properties are expected to settle over the next two months, Richlands in September.

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