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News - 17/05/2016

Prime yield achieved for offices demonstrates robustness of the South East investment market

On behalf of Aviva Investors, Lambert Smith Hampton has sold AbbVie House, Maidenhead, for £24.425m, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.42%. Purchased by Rasmala Plc, this transaction reflects a benchmark yield for out of town offices in the South East.

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Charlie Lake, capital markets director, Lambert Smith Hampton, comments: "We secured extremely strong interest for the property, with proposals received predominantly from overseas investors which is reflected in not only the price achieved but the swift period to exchange. Not only does this cement the global appeal of the Thames Valley office market, but also shows the depth in pricing, for the right product, despite the ever increasing uncertainty in the lead up to the referendum.’ 

Lambert Smith Hampton agreed the letting of building to the original and current tenants and has a long involvement with Aviva Investors. AbbVie House is a 55,958 sq ft grade A prime headquarters office building located on Vanwall Park, one of the Thames Valley's premier business parks. Already benefitting from good transport links, Crossrail and Western Rail Access to Heathrow are set to  further improve Maidenhead's connectivity. Constructed in 2004 and comprehensively refurbished in 2014, the building is let in its entirety to AbbVie Ltd, for a term of 11.5 years from July 2014. 

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