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QUT Buys $84m Kelvin Grove Office Building

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QUT Buys $84m Kelvin Grove Office Building
Queensland University of Technology has snapped up an A-grade office tower in the heart of Kelvin Grove’s Urban Village.

The seven-storey building is a cornerstone building of the inner north Brisbane business hub and has gone unconditional to the main tenant, QUT, with settlement due in April 2018.

QUT leased 9,474sq m from the Queensland-based Cromwell Property Group in the building prior to the acquisition.

In an ASX statement Cromwell chief executive Paul Weightman said Musk Avenue had been a strong 10-year investment.

“Musk Avenue is another example of Cromwell’s ability to invest wisely and actively manage our assets. We continuously review our property portfolio to deliver optimal returns for our investors,” Weightman said.

At its half-yearly results in February, Cromwell announced pro-forma gearing of 38.9 per cent exclusive of the contracted sale of the property.

The office building comprises ground floor retail, six floors of office space and 217 basement carparks.

The 14,144-square metres of net lettable area is leased to QUT, Boral Resources and three ground floor retail tenants.

The building has a 5-Star Green Star Rating and a 5.5-Star NABERS Energy Rating.

On Thursday, Singapore-based ARA Asset Management Limited picked up a 19.5 per cent stake in Cromwell in a deal worth $405 million.

Originally Published: theurbandeveloper.com

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Dexus Snaps Up Brisbane Audi Centre for $91.2m

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Dexus Snaps Up Brisbane Audi Centre for $91.2m
Property giant Dexus has purchased the Audi Centre and the Euro Marque complex in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane’s inner north.

Dexus has paid $91.2 million for the property located at 570-586 Wickham Street, realising an initial 6 per cent yield.

The property comprises two adjoining, purpose-built automotive dealerships known as Lighthouse, constructed in 2011, and the Euro Marque building, built in 2006.

The 7,123sq m site has been home to high-end brands such as Audi, Lamborghini, Maserati and Bentley.

Currently, the property features 13,288sq m of office and showroom space across two levels and a hardstand and external area of 2,556 square metres.

CBRE’s Mike Walsh, Peter Court and Tom O’Driscoll, in conjunction with Glen Wright and Nick Spiro of Cushman & Wakefield, were appointed to market the 570-586 Wickham Street property.

Walsh described the deal as a “landmark transaction” for Brisbane’s fringe market.

Nine offers were reported from local and offshore property companies eager to maximise the site’s underlying value.

The site has attracted strong interest due to its future development potential of up to 20-storeys.

An important part of the deal was the lease recommitment last year by the ASX-listed Autosports Group to the end of 2026 plus two five-year options.

Dexus, Australia’s largest landlord, will now collect a net passing income of $5.472 million a year.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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Clarence Property Buys Brisbane Shopping Centre for $31.25m

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Clarence Property Buys Brisbane Shopping Centre for $31.25m
Property funds manager Clarence Property’s unlisted Westlawn Property Trust has acquired The Zone Shopping Centre at Underwood for $31.25 million.

The 2.85-hectare retail complex is home to national retailers including OfficeWorks, Rebel Sport and Good Price Pharmacy.

Located on the corner of Compton and Kingston roads, the centre benefits from a high-profile position in a high growth catchment between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

This is the sixth acquisition for WPT, with other commercial and retail assets purchased in Hamilton, Spring Hill and Northgate totalling $34.74 million since October 2017.

Clarence Property managing director Peter Fahey marked Underwood as a good fit for WPT, which has more than $250 million in assets between Yamba and the Sunshine Coast.

“Our target asset allocation for WPT is about 30 to 45 per cent retail, with a focus on high yield neighbourhood shopping centres in growth regions,” he said.

Clarence Property’s flagship unlisted Westlawn Property Trust is also offloading a retail centre in Robina with a price tag of $30 million.

Located on a 20,407sq m in Robina, the centre is currently 94 per cent occupied and delivered an 18.6 per cent return to investors in 2017.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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Clarence Property Buys Brisbane Shopping Centre for $31.25m

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Clarence Property Buys Brisbane Shopping Centre for $31.25m
Property funds manager Clarence Property’s unlisted Westlawn Property Trust has acquired The Zone Shopping Centre at Underwood for $31.25 million.

The 2.85-hectare retail complex is home to national retailers including OfficeWorks, Rebel Sport and Good Price Pharmacy.

Located on the corner of Compton and Kingston roads, the centre benefits from a high-profile position in a high growth catchment between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

This is the sixth acquisition for WPT, with other commercial and retail assets purchased in Hamilton, Spring Hill and Northgate totalling $34.74 million since October 2017.

Clarence Property managing director Peter Fahey marked Underwood as a good fit for WPT, which has more than $250 million in assets between Yamba and the Sunshine Coast.

“Our target asset allocation for WPT is about 30 to 45 per cent retail, with a focus on high yield neighbourhood shopping centres in growth regions,” he said.

Clarence Property’s flagship unlisted Westlawn Property Trust is also offloading a retail centre in Robina with a price tag of $30 million.

Located on a 20,407sq m in Robina, the centre is currently 94 per cent occupied and delivered an 18.6 per cent return to investors in 2017.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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