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Fitzroys Weekly Wrap - 20th December 2019

Posted on 20th December 2019

602-604 High Street, Kew
The 2-level, 180sqm building has an 11.5m frontage which sold for $1.135 million, at a land rate of $7,000/sqm.

55-57 Railway Parade North, Glen Waverley
The triple-fronted 379sqm building sold for $7.35 million, with a lease to IMB Bank returning $253,538pa plus outgoings and GST, with 5% annual increases.

186-190 Lygon Street, Carlton
The 2-level vacant former hotel and now office building of 659sqm is on a 416sqm corner site with 40m of frontage and sold for $6.8 million.

225 Cranbourne Road, Frankston
The KFC restaurant sold for $5.7 million at a 4.67% yield. The 1,495sqm site has a 295sqm building.

20 Church Street, Brighton
The 135sqm fish and chip shop on a 177sqm site sold for $3.13 million, with a 5-year lease to Fish Tank returning $91,585pa plus outgoings and GST.

429-431 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Zoned Commercial 1, the 288sqm corner site with a 192sqm retail building sold for $2.72 million.

736 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
A local investor bought the 2-level 287sqm shop and dwelling for $975,000. The ground floor retail space is vacant.

Corner Hamilton Street & Brantome Street, Gisborne
Gisborne Square sold for $6.15 million at a 5.3% yield. The fully-leased 1,068sqm complex has 10 shops on a 2,031sqm site with 69 parking spaces and returns $329,000pa net.

321 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Azuo Desserts leased the 100sqm CBD space for its first store for 10 years, at $155,000pa gross.

7 Ormond Boulevard, Bundoora
Investors and owner occupiers have bought the 4 respective office suites, ranging from 74sqm to 383sqm within a MAB development, for a combined $1,587,400.

196-200 Bulleen Road, Bulleen
A local developer bought the 641sqm corner site, zoned Commercial 1, for $1.5 million.

60 Tarnard Drive, Braeside
The 1,430sqm food production facility, on a 2,683sqm site, sold for $2.385 million at a 5.94% yield, with a 3+3+3+3-year lease.

65-67 Overseas Drive, Noble Park
A local investor paid $1.61 million for the 1,774sqm site over 2 titles, which has 2 warehouses of a combined 1,045sqm. It has a new 5+3+3-year lease returning $100,000pa plus outgoings.

Horsburgh Drive, Altona North
Appliance retailer Winning Group leased a 45,500sqm warehouse within ISPT’s $300 million PortLink Logistics Estate for 12 years in an off the plan deal. ISPT bought the 26ha site earlier this year for around $60 million.

10 Alvina Street, Oakleigh South
The former Clayton West Primary School site of 2.037ha sold for $23 million, with approval for 96 townhouses designed by architects Rothelowman.

67-69 Palmerston Crescent, South Melbourne
A local developer paid $8.55 million for the 592sqm office building site, which has a permit for a 10-level project with 29 apartments.

557-599 Harness Road, Melton West
The 13ha site has a 321m frontage sold for $7.5 million. It is located within the Urban Growth Boundary.

396-400 Spencer Street, West Melbourne
The 458sqm site sold for $5.71 million. Zoned Mixed Use, it has an 800sqm commercial building with 9b certification.

15S Australcorp Drive, Clyde North
Zoned Urban Growth 6, the 2,843sqm site sold to a local developer for $2.1 million.

Offices in Vogue on St Kilda Road
Melbourne-based fund manager Vantage Property Investments has bought the 10-level 574 St Kilda Road office tower for $58 million from the Lederman family’s SHL Nominees, with plans to refurbish the building.

Built in 1988 as the Unisys Centre, the 7,742sqm building, opposite Wesley College and on the corner of Moubray Street, is 35% vacant and Vantage is targeting a 6.1% fully leased yield through next year, according to the Financial Review. Tenants in the building include stationary supplier Bic, advertising agency McCann Worldgroup, and geographic information systems company Esri Cartonet.

Vantage and partners KKR had sold 420 St Kilda Road for $98 million in April this year to Hong Kong group Mars Family Holdings, after paying $68 million for the tower in 2017.

After a period of stock withdrawals for residential conversion and redevelopment along St Kilda Road, tenant demand and tight vacancies have spilled over from the Melbourne CBD and commercial refurbishments and office plays are being favoured over apartment projects.

Recently, Singapore private equity firm SC Capital Partners $107 million for the former police complex at 412 St Kilda Road to Malaysian developer UEM Sunrise, which had proposed a 152-apartment development, and Woodlink sold Iloura House at 424 St Kilda Road for more than $70 million. The building will now be refurbished and re-leased after previously being earmarked for a $360 million residential project.

Also recently, Brendan Sullivan bought a mostly vacant St Kilda Road block at 1 Bowen Crescent for just under $18 million, also to refurbish and re-lease.

Scentre Buys Up Around Westfield Doncaster
Retail landlord Scentre and co-owners of the Westfield Doncaster have bought a suburban office building on a 2,000sqm site to shore up their footprint around the shopping centre.

The 3-level building at 651 Doncaster Road sold for $15.15 million, and was previously owned by LaManna family, known for their popular fruit and vegetable business.

Scentre has a 50% share in Westfield Doncaster, and the balance is equally held between are super fund investor ISPT and British fund M&G Real Estate.

Scentre won approval from the State Government earlier this year for the $500 million redevelopment masterplan at Westfield Doncaster, that will include a 14-storey tower above a 2-level podium for retail outlets, and will have an additional 43,000sqm of retail and 18,000sqm of office space.

University of Melbourne Boosts Development Options
The University of Melbourne has bought two office building sites to $46 million from the Red Cross that will add to its future development capabilities around its Parkville campus.

The neighbouring Carlton office buildings, at 163-167 Bouverie Street and 147-155 Pelham Street, are tenanted by Super Benefits Administration and RMIT University on short-term deals until May 2022. They bring more than $800,000pa combined and are on sites zoned Capital City 5, which would allow for commercial, student accommodation and education uses.

Lascorp Buys Charter Hall Supermarket Trio
Retail property investor and developer Lascorp bought three supermarkets across regional Victoria supermarkets for $62.35 million from ASX-listed Charter Hall Retail REIT.

The assets included:
- Coles Bairnsdale, East Gippsland for $18.4 million at a 5.45% yield
- Kyneton Shopping Centre, which includes a freestanding Woolworths supermarket and 4 shops for $22.85 million at a 5.5% yield
- Coles Moe for $21.1 million at a 5.7% yield.

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