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Legal & General completes sale of St Martin's Court to Oxford Properties.

23 November 2012

Legal & General Property announces that it has completed the sale of St Martin’s Court, Paternoster Square, to Oxford Properties for £110m. The sale price reflects a yield of 5.5%.

Located next to St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the City of London, the property comprises 127,865 sq ft of fully let office and retail space. The office element of the property, which comprises over 100,000 sq ft, is let to CBRE until 2023. The remaining space is let to nine retail tenants, including Itsu, TM Lewin and Wasabi.

Michael Barrie, Director of Fund Management, at Legal & General Property, said: "This is a high profile, well let, prime City asset that we have held since 2003.  The sale allows us to recycle capital into other market opportunities and to capitalise on LGP’s strong asset management and development capabilities."

JLL acted for Legal & General Property and CBRE represented Oxford Properties.

Notes to editors

Legal & General Property (LGP) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor.  LGIM manages approximately £391bn of assets on behalf of more than 3,300 clients (30 September 2012) and provides products and solutions spanning all asset classes.  LGP is the third largest institutional property fund manager in the UK, managing or co-managing 16 separate funds or vehicles and two segregated mandates with an aggregate asset value of £10.4bn as at 30 September 2012.  

These funds include:

Specialist Pooled Funds   
The Leisure Fund Limited Partnership; Industrial Property Investment Fund; Arlington Business Parks Partnership; and the English Cities Fund

Single Asset Vehicles
Bracknell Regeneration Partnership; Central Saint Giles Partnership; Performance Retail Limited Partnership and Warrington Retail Limited Partnership

Balanced Funds
Life Fund; Linked Pensions; Linked Life; Managed Fund; Property Unit Trust; UK Property Income Fund; LPI Income Property Fund and the Hybrid Property Fund

LGP’s UK-focused fund management platform has built and retained a strong track record of out-performance across the sector.  Owing to its size, diversity and penetration, it benefits from best in class banking and property industry contacts which, along with its wealth of in-house skill and expertise, have enabled it to continue to attract and secure high quality market opportunities.  Taking a client-centric approach, the business places the highest priority upon integrity and transparency, leveraging upon the significant resources provided by the wider LGIM platform.  Sector specialists cover each sphere of the market and are supported by LGP’s market-leading research capability.

LGP’s sector specialisms cross all facets of the real estate market.  In particular, the Company has a major development platform, responsible for delivering the West End office market’s latest landmark, Central Saint Giles, and currently involved in developing its high profile Covent Garden scheme, Agar Street, as well as significant town-centre retail and leisure regeneration projects, including Bracknell, Trowbridge, Northampton and Eastbourne.

For more information please contact:

Olivia Goodall
PR Manager, Legal & General Capital and Real Assets, LGIM (Property, infrastructure and alternative finance)

t: + 44 (0) 203 124 2777
m: + 44 (0) 7718 395 279

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