Two Tras Street conservation shophouses on sale for $22.6m

The three-storey leasehold commercial properties, have a guide price of $22.6 million, or about $2,800 per square feet based on gross floor area.
The three-storey leasehold commercial properties, have a guide price of $22.6 million, or about $2,800 per square feet based on gross floor area.PHOTO: JLL

SINGAPORE - Two conservation shophouses in Tanjong Pagar have been put up for sale by the same owner in an expression of interest exercise, according to an announcement from the marketing agent on Wednesday (Sept 26).

The three-storey leasehold commercial properties, which are both in Tras Street but are not adjacent, have a guide price of $22.6 million, or about $2,800 per sq ft based on gross floor area.

The buildings have been extensively renovated and are fully occupied, with food and beverage tenants on the first floors and a serviced apartment operator leasing the upper floors, said marketing agent JLL.

It added that the properties can be bought individually or together. When contacted, JLL would not identify the specific shophouses that have been launched for sale, citing instructions from the owner.

The smaller of the two shophouses, which has a land area of 1,298 sq ft and a floor area of 3,852 sq ft, is being offered for $10.8 million.

The other, with a land area of 1,494 sq ft and a floor area of 4,218 sq ft, is going for $11.8 million.

Clemence Lee, associate director of capital markets at JLL, said in a media statement that the firm expects strong interest from parties such as boutique real estate funds and family offices.

"With competing shophouses in the market offering yields of only around 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent, the two shophouses in Tras Street offer investors an exceptional opportunity to acquire two beautifully restored trophy assets which are stabilised at a high 3.5 per cent to 3.8 per cent yield," he added.

The expression of interest exercise closes on Nov 1 at 3pm.