Centuria acquires two NSW metropolitan office assets

Centuria Metropolitan REIT (ASX: CMA) has announced the successful acquisitions of two NSW metropolitan office assets for $119.1M. A 100% freehold interest in 77 Market St, Wollongong NSW for $33.3M on a 7.25% yield, and a 50% freehold interest in 201 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW for $85.8M on a 6.5% yield. During the week, CMA also correspondingly announced an entitlement offer to raise approximately $60M (Equity Raising) at an issue price of $2.39 per security. The REIT has already completed the institutional component of the entitlement offer, raising $26M. The remaining $34M is expected to be raised the following week.

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Major Announcement, the RBA has held the cash rate at 1.5% at its December 2017 meeting.