Abu Dhabi’s Aldar sells Al Murjan Tower for Dhs289m

The sale represents Aldar Investments’ second transaction this year



Abu Dhabi’s Aldar Investments has sold Al Murjan, a residential tower in Abu Dhabi, for Dhs289m, it announced on Tuesday.

Al Murjan is being sold with an implied yield of 6.6 per cent, a statement said. Details about the buyer were not disclosed.

Located in Danet, Abu Dhabi, between Airport Road and Muroor Road, Al Murjan is predominantly a residential tower but also offers office and retail space.

The building comprises 252 residential units across 23 floors, with a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom units. It has 1,022 sqm of ground floor retail within 10 units, and 1,481 sqm of office space across eight units.

The plot includes a swimming pool, three levels of basement car parking and outdoor recreational facilities.

Jassem Busaibe, CEO of Aldar Investments, said: “We saw significant investor interest in Al Murjan, which is further evidence of the strength, resilience and liquidity in the Abu Dhabi real estate market. It is also an example of our strategy to realise value by monetising existing, mature recurring revenue assets to unlock and recycle capital.”

He added: “We are actively looking for opportunities to reinvest the proceeds.”

Aldar Investments was created in September 2018 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aldar Properties and is the region’s largest diversified real estate investment company, with assets worth almost Dhs20bn.

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The sale represents Aldar Investments’ second transaction, following a Dhs1.2bn deal signed with Etihad Airways in February.

Under the deal, Aldar will acquire full ownership of Etihad Plaza and Etihad Airways Centre, while Etihad will take 100 per cent ownership of its HQ.

The three properties were previously held in three 50/50 joint ventures between Aldar Properties and Etihad.

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