Mapletree Logistics Trust to acquire logistics property in South Korea

Mapletree Logistics Trust has acquired logistics property in South Korea for KRW35.8bn.

Mapletree Logistics Trust Management (MLTM) has announced the proposed acquisition of a logistics property in South Korea. The property is currently owned by Wonjin Logistics, one of the leaders in the Korean warehousing and property development market, and is valued at $36.6m by CBRE Korea.

The property comprises two blocks of multi-tenanted dry warehouse with a total gross floor area (GFA) of about 29,325 sq m and land area of 31,055 sq m. It is located in Gyeonggi-do, a province close to Seoul.

The property is fully leased to three established 3PLs with a weighted average lease expiry of 4.3 years by net lettable area. Wonjin Logistics leasebacks over 60% of the property’s GFA, from where it provides services to Lotte, Amore Pacific, Carrier and many other Korean firms.

The acquisition will be funded by debt and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of Mapletree’s current fiscal year, subject to satisfaction of relevant conditions and completion of regulatory filings.

Ng Kiat, Chief Executive Officer of MLTM, said: “Following this acquisition, Mapletree will have 11 properties in Gyeonggi-do serving the Seoul metropolitan area and a total of 12 properties with over 350,000 sq m of leasable space in South Korea.”

Source: Mapletree Logistics