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Deals of the week – 31 August 2020
Posted by Development Ready on Aug 31, 2020

South Australia

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ADELAIDE - $174.65 million
Despite restrictions preventing an in-person viewing, a Melbourne-based petrol tycoon has splashed out close to $175 million for the CBD home of People’s Choice Credit Union, in the biggest office deal in Adelaide for more than two years.

Nick Andrianakos leads Nikos Property Group which will take over 50 Flinders Street as the new proprietors from vendor Cbus Property. Nikos Property also owns the adjacent Santos Centre, paying $101.35 million for that property in 2018. 

Nikos Property investment manager Paul Lachal said COVID-19 restrictions prevented the family from inspecting the property before its purchase, but it had a “fair degree of confidence in the Adelaide market”. 

“We actually bought the building without inspecting it – we had experts review it and we knew it because we own the building next door,” Mr Lachal said.

“We look at Adelaide and while we may not get the type of capital growth that we could get in other centres there’s a consistency of income.”

The 15-storey building comprises around 22,000sqm of space and is fully leased to anchor tenant People’s Choice Credit Union and other tenants including oil & gas giant Santos.

Knight Frank’s Guy Bennett handled the transaction.
 

Victoria

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MULGRAVE - $11.5 million
A 1.67-hectare development site in Melbourne’s south-east has sold to a private syndicate for $11.5 million. The same site last traded hands in July 2019 for $5.5 million.

149 Hansworth Street in Mulgrave presents a vacant landholding and was sold with development approval for two residential towers and 30 townhouses.

JLL's MingXuan Li handled the off-market sale.

WANTIRNA - $4.319 million
With essential services being granted a spotlight due to the current health crisis, a medical centre in Melbourne's east has sold successfully for $4.319 million.

Previously held by owner-operators Guy and Helen Campbell, 230 Mountain Highway Wantirna presents a 378sqm freestanding building on 2,093sqm of land just 100m from Knox Private Hospital.

The sale was negotiated by CBRE’s Josh Twelftree, Sandro Peluso, Marcello Caspani-Muto and Jimmy Tat.

SEAFORD - $1.88 million
Pandemic restrictions have proven no obstacle for online auction success, with an industrial warehouse in the Melbourne suburb of Seaford selling for $1.88 million following successful post-auction negotiations.

19-21 Peninsula Boulevard encompasses a 1,605sqm landholding with a 1,050sqm building securely leased to publicly listed company Paragon Care Group Australia Pty Ltd.

The asset was marketed and sold by Ray White Commercial’s George Kelepouris.

MURRUMBEENA - $1.195 million
Following through with another successful online auction, Ray White Commercial’s Oakleigh team sold a prime retail freehold with dual frontage opposite Murrumbeena Station for $1.195 million - $240,000 above reserve.

The asset, located opposite the train station at 446 Neerim Road, presents a 250sqm building occupying 335sqm of land.

Sales Agent Theo Karkanis managed the deal.
 

New South Wales

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INGLEBURN - $38.2 million
A Western Sydney industrial property has recently changed hands from billionaire property investor Bob Ell to fund manager EG for $38.2 million. The sale marks a 54% boost from Mr Ell’s original purchase price of $24.75 million just three years ago.

5 Williamson Road in Ingleburn presents a 19,000sqm multi-tenanted facility on more than four hectares of land and returns an annual income of $2.07 million.

The property was marketed and sold by CBRE’s Jason Edge and Elijah Shakir, in conjunction with Colliers International’s Sean Thompson and Gavin Bishop.

PENRITH - $6.3 million
A Penrith industrial facility that was home to a frozen food supplier has changed hands for $6.3 million, with the new owners announcing plans for subdivision.

A former base of PFD Food Services, 51-69 Leland Street has been purchased by local developer Rise Projects. The property currently holds a building of 5,347sqm across its 9,394sqm landholding, which Rise Projects intends to subdivide into four freehold lots; renovating two existing warehouses and constructing two new 1,500-1,800sqm facilities. 

CBRE’s John Micallef and Moshe Greengarten facilitated the sale.
 

Queensland

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ORMEAU - $12.2 million
A prime Gold Coast investment property has been bought by a Queensland-based syndicate for $12.2 million.

Located at 18 Motorway Circuit in Ormeau, the asset presents a 7,980sqm landholding with a building of 4,598sqm, returning a net income of $973,480 from leases with a high-level food production and cold store facility.

Ray White’s Jaems Balfour handled the deal off-market.

MAROOCHYDORE - $1.85 million
A Brisbane based passive investor has purchased a former Church site in Maroochydore from long-time local owners for $1.85 million.

The 1,551sqm site, located at 22-26 Beach Road, offers approximately 470sqm of lettable area, and is positioned on the corner of Beach Road and Duporth Avenue, in the heart of Maroochydore. The property remains occupied by long term tenants Coast Life Midwifery who recently signed new 5 year leases over the church and former hall building, with a further lease was in place to popular Beach Road Coffee Co.

The deal was negotiated by Jason O’Meara of Savills Australia.
 

Western Australia

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MOUNT PLEASANT - $1.42 million
A vacant block near the water’s edge in Mount Pleasant has sold for $1.42 million.

Offering considerable potential for sub-division, 111 Bateman’s Road presents an elevated 1,05ysqm regular shaped block with views across the water.

Ian Barnes of Evolution Realty handled the deal.



A Dexus-managed wholesale fund has divested a 22-storey A-grade CBD tower in Melbourne, in a deal speculated to be more than $450 million; A a seven-year-old cold storage asset in South Australia’s Direk has traded for just over $63 million - 18.96% above book value.; A five-storey office building in Wollongong's CBD that is home to the Australian Taxation Office has traded hands, from Black Opal Bay to property fund manager Castlerock, for more than $57 million; plus more
September 11, 2020, SYDNEY – A parcel of land within the highly prized Western Sydney Aerotropolis has sold for $5.37 million through Colliers International
​As the report indicates, supply of new projects is quickly slowing across most of Sydney’s regions, with DAs showing the same trend as was evident pre-Covid. As a result, there’s general agreement that there will be a dramatic fall in in 2021-2022 and an even stronger under-supply trend beyond 2022, when supply is expected to collapse.