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DMCC Completes Real Estate Transaction with Saudi-Based Musharaka Capital

September 21 2020
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  • The land sale takes place between the world’s leading Free Zone and Musharaka REIT Fund
  • The target property will be one of the largest self-storage facilities in the Middle East
  • The land purchase illustrates investor confidence in DMCC and its JLT business district

DMCC – the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – completed a real estate transaction comprised of a single plot of land sale with a self-storage facility on it to Musharaka REIT Fund, Musharaka Capital as fund Manager for Musharaka REIT is the representative of the Fund, for a total value of AED 46 million (USD 12.6 million). The price was decided after the fund obtained evaluations from two independent real estate accredited valuers.

The plot of land acquired by Musharaka spans across approximately 5,400 square metres (sqm) and is strategically located in the DMCC’s and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) business district overlooking Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Musharaka’s acquisition also includes a self-storage building with a total built area of 13,860 sqm. The facility will be leased by Musharaka to the ‘The Box Self Storage Services Co.’ with an initial rental yield of 8.7%.

Paul Ashton, Executive Director – Property, DMCC, said: “Musharaka’s acquisition confirms the resilience of real estate in Dubai, and market confidence in DMCC. DMCC has premium plots for sale across Jumeirah Lakes Towers which are attracting significant interest from diverse range of investors and developers, who are all searching for strong rental yields.”

Ibrahim Fahad Al-Assaf, Chief Executive Officer, Musharaka Capital, added: “This cross-border transaction has given us a plot of land with an accompanying long-term rental yield in one of the largest free zones in the world. DMCC also has the right compliance and regulatory framework in place, making it a safe and attractive investment and the right option for us.”

DMCC is developing Dubai by creating dynamic destinations for businesses and residents. It is the master developer of the vibrant JLT community and the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai District.

The Musharaka REIT fund, which is listed in the FTSE EPRA/Nareit Global Real Estate Index Series, is among a wide range of investment products offered by Musharaka Capital to support both individuals and corporations pursuing their financial goals. It is considered one of the best REIT funds in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the region, which is differentiated by the diversity, quality, and high rental returns of its assets. ​​​​

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