AGENT EXITS, LOW LISTINGS HURT MCGRATH

AGENT EXITS, LOW LISTINGS HURT MCGRATH

PROFITS have dived 72 per cent at real estate group McGrath (ASX:MEA) to $2.4 milllion on the back of low property listings.

Listings with company-owned offices were down 20 per cent in the half year, and there's been an exodus of agents, which has dampened sales results.

McGrath speculates Australians have been put off selling ...

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INTEREST IN RETAIL PROPERTY SPIKES AS INTERNATIONAL BRANDS LOOK TO ROLL OUT IN AUSTRALIA

INTEREST IN RETAIL PROPERTY SPIKES AS INTERNATIONAL BRANDS LOOK TO ROLL OUT IN AUSTRALIA

AN influx of international retail brands into Australia over the next five years are expected to push up demand for floor space, says CBRE head of research for Australia, Stephen McNabb.

The retail commercial property sector is attracting keen interest, despite a modest rental growth of 1-2 per cent forecast in the year ahead, according to CB...

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RECEIVERS SELL SPRINGFIELD TOWER FOR $17 MILLION

RECEIVERS SELL SPRINGFIELD TOWER FOR $17 MILLION

SPRINGFIELD Tower has been sold in a $17 million deal around five months after it was placed into the hands of receivers.

JLL sought expressions of interest over a five-week period until late September 2016, on behalf of receivers PPB Advisory.

Located in Springfield Central, the ten-storey office building provides 9,459sqm net lett...

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SURREY HILLS HOTEL SELLS FOR $26.1 MILLION

SURREY HILLS HOTEL SELLS FOR $26.1 MILLION

LANTERN Hotels (ASX:LTN) has divested the last of its hotels with the sale of Surrey Hills Landmark Crown Hotel for $26.1 million to Peak Investments.

The transaction represented the final pub sale in the group's repositioning and divestment strategy. It was sold at a 51 per cent premium to the June 2016 book value of the hotel.

The sa...

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BEAUDESERT SITE SELLS FOR $5.5 MILLION

BEAUDESERT SITE SELLS FOR $5.5 MILLION

A SITE with preliminary approval for residential development in Beaudesert, south-west of Brisbane, has been sold for $5.5 million. The 81.25ha site at Kerry Road, Beaudesert, was sold to developer Beaudesert Oasis by Mark Creevey and Tony Williams of Ray White Special Project Queensland. There were 58 enquiries and four offers received. ...

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WAREHOUSE SALE SETS MASCOT RECORD

WAREHOUSE SALE SETS MASCOT RECORD

A MASCOT warehouse has sold for $2.9 million, a new record for the Sydney suburb.

Located at 295 King St, in a B5 business development zone, the property comprises a 562sqm free standing building on a 740sqm site. It was sold to a private Investor following more than fifty enquiries during the auction process and competitive bidding on t...

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LENDLEASE AND IIG PARTNER TO BUILD BRISBANE'S NEW TIMBER TOWER

LENDLEASE AND IIG PARTNER TO BUILD BRISBANE'S NEW TIMBER TOWER

IMPACT Investment Group (IIG) has entered a $140 million partnership with Lendlease Group (ASX:LLC) to develop, lease and manage the 5 King office building, at Brisbane's Showgrounds.

IIG will fund the property through development, and own the property at practical completion, which is due in late 2018. The purchase price reflects a net p...

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RIPLEY TOWN CENTRE CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY

RIPLEY TOWN CENTRE CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY

THE $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre that will service the rapidly growing Ripley Valley region in the Western Corridor of Ipswich is set to become a reality with construction under way on the highly anticipated project.

The milestone development will create an exciting new regional hub that will service up to 120,000 people expected to call t...

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ABACUS DOUBLES ITS MONEY ON WORLD TRADE CENTRE SALE

ABACUS DOUBLES ITS MONEY ON WORLD TRADE CENTRE SALE

MELBOURNE's World Trade Centre has sold for $267.5 million, having more than doubled in value since 2014.

Abacus Property Group (ASX:ABP), with joint venture partners KKR and Riverlee Group, has exchanged contracts for the sale of World Trade Centre in Melbourne CBD for $267.5 million.

Abacus and KKR purchased 70% of the property from ...

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NORFOLK VILLAGE SELLS FOR $9.7 MILLION

NORFOLK VILLAGE SELLS FOR $9.7 MILLION

A MELBOURNE-based syndicate has bought Norfolk Village in Ormeau for $9.7 million, reflecting a yield of around 7.2 per cent. Located at 174 Pascoe Road on a 6,161sqm site, the single level neighbourhood centre has net lettable area of 1,481sqm and comprises 16 shops varying in size from 49sqm to 199sqm. The centre is fully leased with annu...

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BRISBANE AND GOLD COAST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MARKETS TIGHTEN

BRISBANE AND GOLD COAST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MARKETS TIGHTEN

BRISBANE'S commercial property market performed at five times its historical average in the six months to 31 December as the city's vacancy rate dropped from 16.9 per cent to 15.3 per cent, according to the latest Property Council's Australian Office Market Report.

This result has come despite, or perhaps because of, the Quee...

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TRIGUBOFF TAKES APARTMENT PORTFOLIO ABOVE 3000 UNITS

TRIGUBOFF TAKES APARTMENT PORTFOLIO ABOVE 3000 UNITS

HARRY Triguboff has reached a new milestone with his property investment portfolio by breaching 3,000 apartments. The 3,066 apartments, all in Sydney, have been accumulated over 15 years by the Meriton group founder and owner and are worth more than $3 billion. They are in addition to nearly 4,500 serviced apartments owned by Meriton and a ...

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ROBINA PROFESSIONAL CENTRE GETS $2 MILLLION UPGRADE

ROBINA PROFESSIONAL CENTRE GETS $2 MILLLION UPGRADE

ROBINA Group has commenced a $2 million refurbishment of the Robina Professional Centre, after purchasing the vacant three-level commercial building late last year.

Woollam Constructions has been appointed to undertake the revamp and extension of the centre, at 36 Laver Drive in CBDRobina.

Demolition of the former interior fit-out has alre...

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SOUTH BRISBANE PROPERTY SELLS FOR $30.30 MILLION

SOUTH BRISBANE PROPERTY SELLS FOR $30.30 MILLION

A SOUTH Brisbane commercial property at 163 Grey Street has sold for $30.30 million.

The sale was negotiated off-market to Moelis Australia Asset Management and Marquette Properties by Luke Billiau and Seb Turnbull of JLL's Sales and Investments team.

Marquette Properties' Managing Director Toby Lewis says it is an exciting ...

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DAYDREAM ISLAND TO GET $50 MILLION UPGRADE

DAYDREAM ISLAND TO GET $50 MILLION UPGRADE

DAYDREAM Island Resort and Spa's owners China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) will spend more than $50 million on redeveloping the island's infrastructure.

The redevelopment will take the resort into the 4.5 star bracket to attract more tourists from China.

"Our owners have recognised the need to revamp Daydream's faciliti...

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RETIREMENT VILLAGE PLANNED FOR $6 MILLION MAROOCHYDORE SITE

RETIREMENT VILLAGE PLANNED FOR $6 MILLION MAROOCHYDORE SITE

AURA Australia Management has purchased a 9,154sqm site in Maroochydore for $6 million to build an apartment-style retirement village as it continues its plan to build an 800-dwelling portfolio on the eastern seaboard of Australia.

The vacant corner site at Anzac Avenue and Baden Powell Street Site has council approval for 123 apartments with...

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OREANA WINS GOLDEN PUNT WITH ASCOT DEVELOPMENT

OREANA WINS GOLDEN PUNT WITH ASCOT DEVELOPMENT

THE OREANA Property Group has bought the last slice of ISPT's Pakenham Racecourse development in Melbourne for $7 million, following a heated expressions of interest campaign. Oreana secured the 25.48 hectare Ascot Central site in the sale, a development consisting of 475 residential lots. Ascot Central forms a primary hub for the...

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BUYER SPENDS $14 MILLION IN SINGLE TRANSACTION AT LUXURY NEWSTEAD APARTMENTS

BUYER SPENDS $14 MILLION IN SINGLE TRANSACTION AT LUXURY NEWSTEAD APARTMENTS

A BUYER has purchased $14 million worth of property in a single transaction at Kokoda Property's $119 million Ella development in Newstead, Brisbane.

This purchase follows the project launch in late November, when $22 million in sales was transacted at the development.

The $14 million buyer purchased a complete floor, plus three additi...

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US PROPERTY GIANT SNAPS UP BRISBANE'S IBM BUILDING

US PROPERTY GIANT SNAPS UP BRISBANE'S IBM BUILDING

US PROPERTY group, Hine has purchased the prominent IBM tower overlooking 348 Edward St, King Edward Park for $49 million.

The deal was struck at an equivalent yield of 8.53 per cent and was negotiated by CBRE's Bruce Baker, Flint Davidson and Tom Phipps on behalf of private Brisbane-based company, Harburg Investments.

CBRE's David...

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MELBOURNE GROUND FLOOR SHOP SELLS FOR $4.71 MILLION

MELBOURNE GROUND FLOOR SHOP SELLS FOR $4.71 MILLION

CHINESE property developer Hengyi has sold the home of a popular Melbourne café for $4.71 million marking the largest ground floor shop sale in the CBD for 2016.

The 518 Little Bourke Street property, which is leased to Little Billy Café on a 10-year term, forms part of Hengyi's William Court portfolio - listed for sale...

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THE STAR'S STUNNING ANSWER TO CROWN'S BARANGAROO

THE STAR'S STUNNING ANSWER TO CROWN'S BARANGAROO

THE Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR), not to be outdone by James Packer's Barangaroo development across the pond from Darling Harbour, has revealed the stunning winning design for a proposed $500 million hotel apartment tower at its flagship Sydney property. The 60-storey project, which will see a return of The Ritz Carlton brand to...

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NOVOTEL SALE REFLECTS HOT BUYERS' MARKET

NOVOTEL SALE REFLECTS HOT BUYERS' MARKET

AFTER two decades in the hands of a private syndicate, The Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley has been sold to the Sydney-based iProsperity Group for $73.6 million. Colliers International's Gus Moors, Neil Scanlan and Guy Wells finalised the deal with the Asian offshore investment advisory firm, following an expression-of-interest campai...

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BLUE SKY FINALISES SECOND NEW YORK ACQUISITION

BLUE SKY FINALISES SECOND NEW YORK ACQUISITION

BLUE Sky Alternative Investments (ASX:BLA) has finalised its acquisition of a second office tower in New York through Cove Property Group. Located in Manhattan, 441 Ninth Avenue represents a transaction value of more than $400 million and follows the purchase of 2 Rector Street in March. The majority of the equity for the deal was pro...

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NEW REAL ESTATE PLATFORM LETS YOU BYPASS THE AGENT

NEW REAL ESTATE PLATFORM LETS YOU BYPASS THE AGENT

THERE'S a new player in the digital economy that allows you to buy a house online without the need for human contact. Sydney-based property portal iBuyNew (ASX:IBN) has launched an online reservation system for new home buyers to reserve their preferred properties 24/7 rather than waiting for a real estate agent. Buyers can view fu...

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GOLD COAST SHAPES UP BEST IN A POTENTIAL APARTMENT CRASH

GOLD COAST SHAPES UP BEST IN A POTENTIAL APARTMENT CRASH

THE Gold Coast is emerging as Australia's most resilient property market with capacity to ride out a potential collapse in the capital cities' apartment boom, even though sales have hit their highest levels in eight years, says a property researcher. The latest Urbis Gold Coast Apartment Essentials report for the September quarter...

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NEW LOOK ADELAIDE MALL ATTRACTS NATIONAL PLAYERS

NEW LOOK ADELAIDE MALL ATTRACTS NATIONAL PLAYERS

A NEW look Citi Centre Arcade in Adelaide has snared a number of high profile lease deals, including McDonald's and Westpac. The facelift features a glass entrance to the arcade's Rundle Mall entry, a canopy upgrade and new public facilities. Two tenancies have been combined to create a new 177sqm site which has been leased to...

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HOTEL DEVELOPER PICKS UP NEWCASTLE SITE FOR $39M

HOTEL DEVELOPER PICKS UP NEWCASTLE SITE FOR $39M

SYDNEY-based hotel developer Iris Group has secured a Newcastle site for $39 million, which offers mixed residential, retail and commercial potential. GPT and NSW Government's transformation agency UrbanGrowth sold the 1.66-hectare property, with the majority bordered by Hunter, Newcomen, King and Perkins streets. The Joint Region...

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PALM BEACH SALE MARKS 'GOLDEN' RETAIL INVESTMENT

PALM BEACH SALE MARKS 'GOLDEN' RETAIL INVESTMENT

A PRIVATE investor has scooped the Palm Beach McDonald's and 7-Eleven service station for $8.525 million in the retail block's first time on the market. Both McDonald's and 7-Eleven have occupied the site since it was developed in 2001 and are secured on long-term net leases with fixed annual rental increases. Located on t...

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EVERTON PARK SET FOR REDEVELOPMENT AFTER SALE

EVERTON PARK SET FOR REDEVELOPMENT AFTER SALE

A SHOPPING centre in Brisbane's inner northern suburbs has been earmarked for a major redevelopment after selling to private investors for $27.7 million, at a yield of 7.1 per cent.

Everton Plaza's new owners, together with retail property development firm Reds Group, plan to invest significant capital to renovate the 1969-built centr...

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AUSTRALIA FAIR BREAKS GROUND ON $25M MAKEOVER

AUSTRALIA FAIR BREAKS GROUND ON $25M MAKEOVER

CONSTRUCTION on the first phase of Australia Fair Shopping Centre's $25 million transformation kicks off this week, signalling another step towards Southport's revival. The 13-month project includes new fitouts and relocations of existing national retail brands, as well as new tenants. Coles will be expanded into the adjoining...

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