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Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust (“Sunlight REIT”) Operational Statistics for the Quarter Ended 31 March 2019

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 April 2019 - Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited
(the "Manager"), as manager of
Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust ("Sunlight
REIT
"), is pleased to announce the operational statistics of Sunlight REIT
for the third quarter of the financial year 2018/19.

 

At 31
March 2019, the overall portfolio occupancy of Sunlight REIT was 96.9%,
compared with 96.7% recorded at 31 December 2018.  Office occupancy improved to 96.8% (31
December 2018: 95.7%), mainly attributable to a rebound in the occupancy of The
Harvest.  Retail occupancy registered a
slight decline to 97.2% (31 December 2018: 98.9%), largely due to the
clustering of a handful of non-renewal cases at Metro City Phase I Property ("MCPI"). 

 

The
overall passing rent of Sunlight REIT's portfolio was unchanged at HK$47.8 per
sq. ft. at 31 March 2019, while office and retail rental reversions, calculated
on the basis of change in effective rent of the leases that have been renewed
and commenced during the quarter, were 12.4% and 10.8% respectively.

 

In respect
of the office portfolio, Sunlight Tower was almost fully let with a
satisfactory rental reversion of 12.9%. 
Meanwhile, the revamping of Bonham Trade Centre has commenced in April
2019 and is expected to be completed (in two phases) by late 2019. 

 

On the
retail front, stable consumption sentiment supported the performances of Sheung
Shui Centre Shopping Arcade and MCPI, which recorded rental reversions of 11.5%
and 7.0% respectively.

 

Remarks:
Attached operational statistics of Sunlight REIT for the third quarter of the
financial year 2018/19.


Operational
statistics for the third quarter of
the financial year 2018/19

 

Property

Location

Occupancy (%) 1         

Passing Rent (HK$/sq. ft.) 2    

 

 

at 31 Mar 19

at 31 Dec 18

at 31 Mar 19

at 31 Dec 18

Office

 

 

 

 

 

Sunlight Tower

Wan Chai

99.7

100.0

39.1

38.9

Bonham Trade Centre

Sheung Wan

86.1

84.9

30.7

30.4

The Harvest

Mong Kok

87.7

63.9

52.6 3

58.6 3

Winsome House Property

Central

97.2

100.0

43.2

43.0

135 Bonham Strand Trade
Centre Property

Sheung Wan

97.9

95.2

28.9

28.8

Righteous Centre

Mong Kok

98.5

100.0

36.2

35.7

235 Wing Lok Street Trade
Centre

Sheung Wan

98.9

98.9

22.3

22.3

Java Road 108 Commercial
Centre

North Point

98.1

96.1

26.1

25.9

On Loong Commercial Building

Wan Chai

100.0

100.0

31.4

30.8

Sun Fai Commercial Centre
Property

Mong Kok

100.0

100.0

22.2

21.9

Wai Ching Commercial Building
Property

Yau Ma Tei

95.8

95.8

15.5

15.2

Average

 

96.8

95.7

34.9

34.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail

 

 

 

 

 

Sheung Shui Centre Shopping
Arcade

Sheung Shui

97.8

99.3

117.3

117.4

Metro City Phase I Property

Tseung Kwan O

96.7

99.0

57.6

57.5

Kwong Wah Plaza Property

Yuen Long

100.0

100.0

53.4

53.2

Beverley Commercial Centre
Property

Tsim Sha Tsui

72.9

82.2

45.1

45.1

Supernova Stand Property

North Point

100.0

100.0

54.5

54.0

Average

 

97.2

98.9

75.5

75.4

Average

 

96.9

96.7

47.8

47.8

Notes:

1.       
Calculated on
the basis of occupied gross rentable area ("GRA") as a proportion of total GRA on the relevant date.

2.       
Calculated on
the basis of average rent per sq. ft. for occupied GRA on the relevant date.

3.       
The office
area vacated at the property is excluded from the calculation.

About Sunlight REIT

Sunlight REIT (Stock Code: 435) is a real estate investment trust
authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission and constituted by the
trust deed dated 26 May 2006 (as amended and supplemented by six supplemental
deeds) (the "Trust Deed") and has
been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 21 December 2006.
Sunlight REIT offers investors the opportunity to invest in a diversified
portfolio of 11 office and five retail properties in Hong Kong with a total
gross rentable area of approximately 1.2 million sq. ft.. The office properties
are located in core business areas, including Wan Chai and Sheung Wan/Central,
as well as in decentralized business areas such as Mong Kok and North Point.
The retail properties are situated in regional transportation hubs and new
towns including Sheung Shui, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long, as well as in urban
areas with high population density.

About the Manager

The Manager of Sunlight REIT is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of
Henderson Land Development Company Limited (??????????); its responsibility
is to manage Sunlight REIT in the sole interest of the unitholders in
accordance with the Trust Deed.

 

 

Disclaimer:

The information contained in this press release does not constitute an
offer or invitation to sell or the solicitation of an offer or invitation to
purchase or subscribe for units in Sunlight REIT in Hong Kong or any other
jurisdiction.

 

This press release is issued by Cornerstones Communications Ltd. on
behalf of the Manager.

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