Centro Properties Expected to List $4 Billion Portfolio

CENTRO Properties Group is expected to list for sale a $4 billion portfolio of prime retail assets, as its bankers call for the company to settle its debts.

It’s expected Perth’s Galleria complex, and The Glen, in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Glen Waverley will be two of the 40-plus assets offered for sale.

Lend Lease, Colonial First State Global Management and AMP Capital Investors are expected to be in the mix of prospective purchasers, though the sale might also be on an individual shopping centre basis.

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LPT Sector Now a Riskier Deal

Former Mirvac managing director Robert Hamilton should be patting himself on the back.

In January 2004, the businessman who co-founded the Mirvac development empire 35 years ago, dared criticise what was becoming a growing trend by listed property trusts in Australia – to target property assets internationally, particularly in the United States where high property yields made them attractive, relative to local property asset offerings.

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