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Kennedy Wilson, Security Benefit Life Insurance Acquire Office Campus in Metro Seattle for $227M

Sunset North is located near the intersection of Interstates 405 and 90, three miles southeast of downtown Bellevue and 10 miles east of downtown Seattle.

BELLEVUE, WASH. — A new joint venture between Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) and Security Benefit Life Insurance Co. has acquired Sunset North, a 464,000-square-foot, three-building office campus in Bellevue for $227 million.

The property’s three buildings, which are certified LEED Silver, were constructed between 1999 and 2000. They were 99 percent leased at the time of sale to 10 long-term tenants with a weighted-average lease term of eight years. Sunset North is located near the intersection of Interstates 405 and 90, three miles southeast of downtown Bellevue and 10 miles east of downtown Seattle.

The joint venture acquired the property with $77 million of equity and a $150 million, 10-year acquisition loan with a 3.25 percent fixed interest rate. The lender was not disclosed.

The joint venture targets real estate investment opportunities in the Western United States.

“Sunset North is an ideal first acquisition for our joint venture,” says Matt Windisch, executive vice president of Kennedy Wilson.

Security Benefit is a Kansas-based insurance company that has been in business for more than 127 years. Kennedy Wilson owns, operates and manages multifamily and office properties in the Western U.S., United Kingdom and Ireland.

Kennedy Wilson’s stock price closed Wednesday at $22.63 per share, up slightly from $21.00 per share a year ago.

— Alex Tostado

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