• Net Asset Value up to USD 191m (USD 0.76 per share)
  • Stable portfolio occupancy at 92%
  • Active asset improvement programme ongoing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ENBD REIT (CEIC) PLC (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, announces its Net Asset Value (“NAV”) as at 31 December 2023, reflecting a sustained growth to USD 191 million or USD 0.76 per share, up from USD 189 million the previous quarter and USD 173 million year-on-year (“Y-o-Y”).

The total value of the property portfolio rose to USD 384 million, up 1.38% from the last quarter. The growth was supported by stable occupancy rates of 92%, up from 84% a year ago and marking the highest level since 2018. The active approach to asset management continued during the quarter with investments across DHCC 25 and 49, Bin Ghatti Terraces and Arabian Oryx House. These actions, coupled with the sustained positive momentum in leasing activities had a further positive impact on asset valuations.

Samir Kazi, Head of Real Estate at Emirates NBD Asset Management, said:

“The positive momentum which marked the first half of the financial year continued during this quarter as our teams maximize opportunities across the asset base with improved occupancy levels driving income and valuations. Despite the higher financing and operating costs, our conservative approach will ensure that we maintain a solid financial position and position ENBD REIT to unlock further value for our stakeholders."

ENBD REIT's gross rental income increased by 10.6% compared to last year. The portfolio's Weighted Average Unexpired Lease Term (WAULT) is at 3.7 years with the Loan-to-Value (LTV) ratio steady at  51%.

Melanie Fernandes, Senior Portfolio Manager at Emirates NBD Asset Management, said:

"The continued commitment to invest in making our assets attractive to a wide range of tenants is supporting good leasing activity levels. The occupancy across our portfolio remained at 92%, which is the highest level since 2018 with further improvements expected as the market strength continues.”

Operating expenses increased by 16.8% compared to last year as inflationary pressures and increased direct expenses linked to the higher occupancy rate materialised. The high interest rate environment also resulted in the Finance costs rising by 51.9%. As previously mentioned, 50% of the debt was successfully hedged in the first quarter of the financial year to provide a lower cost in the years ahead and improved predictability during the current interest rate cycle.

For more information:
NBD REIT (Investor Relations)
Mona Zahooruddin                                                                          ENBDREITIR@EmiratesNBD.com                       
+971 (0) 4 509 3034

Company Secretary
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Equiom Corporate Services                                                         
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ENBD REIT (CEIC) PLC (“ENBD REIT”) is a Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited (the “Fund Manager”), listed on Nasdaq Dubai under ticker ENBDREIT. ENBD REIT is a closed-ended investment company that was incorporated by the Fund Manager to invest in a diversified Portfolio of Shari’a-compliant real estate assets in the UAE. ENBD REIT has an unlimited duration and was established in the DIFC by the Fund Manager on 18 July 2016 under the Companies Law with the name “Emirates Real Estate Fund Limited” and with registration number 2209. The Fund subsequently changed its name to “ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited” and later ENBD REIT (CEIC) PLC in line with the new DIFC Companies Law. ENBD REIT is categorised under DFSA law and regulations as a Public Fund, a Domestic Fund, an Islamic Fund, a Property Fund and a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). ENBD REIT has been established with the main investment objective of generating income returns and capital appreciation from real estate assets. ENBD REIT plans to achieve its objectives through the following strategies: (i) prudent acquisitions with a focus on achieving diversification; and (ii) active asset management and enhancement. For more information, visit: www.enbdreit.com  



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