Aldar Investments on Tuesday announced that it has completed the sale of Al Murjan, a residential tower in Abu Dhabi for AED289 million ($78.6 million).
The sale represents Aldar Investments’ second transaction since its creation in September, following the Etihad real estate acquisitions announced in February.
Aldar Investments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aldar Properties and is the region’s largest diversified real estate investment company, with assets worth almost AED20 billion.
Al Murjan is predominantly a residential tower, which also offers office and retail space. Located in Danet, Abu Dhabi, the building comprises 252 residential units across 23 floors, with a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom units.
It has 1,022 sq m of ground floor retail within 10 units, and 1,481 sq m of office space across eight units. The plot also includes a swimming pool, three levels of basement car parking and outdoor recreational facilities.
Jassem Busaibe, CEO of Aldar Investments, said: “This landmark deal follows on from our acquisition last month of Etihad Plaza and Etihad Airways Centre. 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 excellent example of our strategy to realise value by monetising existing, mature recurring revenue assets, with a proven track record to unlock and recycle capital. With this in mind, we are actively looking for opportunities to reinvest the proceeds.”For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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