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High-rise developer Ken Woodley is looking for more service stations to top up his personal Brisbane Investorinvestment portfolio.

With a long-term lease in place, the veteran Brisbane property player recently snapped up a newly-built service station at 2009 Sandgate Rd, Virginia.

The transaction reflects the continuing strong level of investment activity in the retail service station sector.

It is Mr Woodley’s third acquisition of a service station asset after shifting the focus of his investment portfolio from convenience retail centres.

His other purchases include a Woolworths Petrol at Kenmore and a Caltex in North Lakes.

“With shopping centres you’re dealing with multiple businesses and co-ordinating a number of tenants,” Mr Woodley said.

“But with the service stations I’m only dealing with one company for each of them. It’s absolutely trouble free.”
The Virginia service station was purchased on a yield of 5.75 per cent and Mr Woodley said he was achieving returns of up to 7 per cent from his other two assets.

Developed by Evans Long on a high profile 2843sq m site, it is leased to 7-Eleven on a 15-year lease plus four five-year options. The tenant is responsible for all outgoings, excluding land tax.

Savills’ Michael Harcourt, who negotiated the asset’s sale, said the agency’s Brisbane office had been involved with 10 service station investment and development site transactions over the past 12 months totalling almost $25 million.

“Investor demand for blue chip, long term-leased service station assets remains very strong,” he said.

“The lack of available stock coupled with record low interest rates has resulted in substantial yield compression across the country.

“But with the aggressive expansion of major fuel retailers — namely Coles Express, Woolworths, Caltex, 7-Eleven, Viva (Shell), BP and Puma — developers are actively seeking suitable sites to satisfy tenant demand and generate potentially substantial capital returns.”

According to construction activity analysts Cordells, there are 100 potential new or redeveloped service stations in Queensland that have been recently delivered or are in planning and development stage.

Mr Harcourt said the acquisition of the three service station assets by Mr Woodley followed his divestment of two retail convenience centres — Holland Place at Holland Park West in Brisbane’s inner southeast for $3.4 million, and the Sherwood Court in the city’s southwest for $3.9 million.

The sale of the site for the Virginia service station in October 2014 for $1.75 million to Evans Long also was negotiated by Mr Harcourt. It was sold with a lease agreement in place with 7-Eleven.

Mr Harcourt said the completed service station appealed due to its high-exposure main road location underpinned by a secure long-term lease.

“It is in a very prominent left-hand inbound location adjoining Virginia Golf Course on Sandgate Rd, one of the main arterial roads in Brisbane’s northern suburbs with an average of over 54,000 passing vehicles each day,” he said.

“The combination of the high-profile positioning, strategic inner Brisbane location, new construction and long-term lease presented a prime service station investment proposition.”

 

Article originally published by Phil Bartsch, The Courier Mail, 27/5/2016

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Singapore Logistics Trust Snaps Up Coles Distribution Centre

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Singapore Logistics Trust Snaps Up Coles Distribution Centre

Singapore Logistics Trust Snaps Up Coles Distribution Centre

Singapore Logistics Trust Snaps Up Coles Distribution Centre. Singapore real estate investment giant Mapletree its maiden Brisbane asset, a Coles distribution centre in the city’s south west for $105 million.

Mapletree’s Singapore-listed logistics trust picked up the 55,739sq m Heathwood asset on a 5.7 per cent yield.

The purchase brings Mapletree’s Australian portfolio to 10 assets of more than S$600 million ($613m).

Demand for Australian logistics property is offsetting an otherwise dour property market, with the e-commerce boom driving high demand in the large format logistics space.

Brisbane’s industrial sector has seen vacancy rates drop by 3 per cent over the last quarter, as larger tenants compete for limited space, according to a recent Knight Frank Brisbane industrial vacancy report.

 

Singapore Logistics Trust Snaps Up Coles Distribution Centre

Mapletree’s listed logistics trust has snapped up a Coles distribution 28km south-west of Brisbane.

Mapletree logistics trust chief executive Ng Kiat said that the acquisition would provide a stable and growing income to its unitholders.

The massive Coles distribution complex sits on a 151,600sq m land parcel with the opportunity to yield an additional gross floor area of up to 19,000 square metres.

The centre is located along the Logan Motorway 28 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.

“Brisbane’s logistics market poised to benefit from several major infrastructure developments [such as] Brisbane Airport’s second runway, the inland rail connecting Melbourne and Brisbane, and various rail and intersection upgrade projects,” Mapletree said.

Coles has a remaining lease term of 4.3 years until January 2023.

Mapletree has four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts and six private real estate funds, with a S$46.3 billion ($47bn) portfolio of assets in the UK, USA and Asia Pacific.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

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Developer Lodges Plans for 138 Apartments in Brisbane’s Middle Ring

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Developer Lodges Plans for 138 Apartments in Brisbane’s Middle Ring

Developer Lodges Plans for 138 Apartments in Brisbane’s Middle Ring

Developer Lodges Plans for 138 Apartments in Brisbane’s Middle Ring. Developer Keylin Group has lodged plans with Brisbane City Council for a $75 million residential development in Brisbane middle ring suburb Upper Mount Gravatt.

The subject site, located at 22-40 Dawson Road, comprises 10 lots on a 4860sq m parcel of land.

The proposal, designed by architect Group GSA, is grouped into three separate buildings along Dawson Road, stepping down in height from seven, six and five levels.

 

Dawson Road Site

Developer Lodges Plans for 138 Apartments in Brisbane’s Middle Ring

Keylin Group’s Louis Cheung said the group is a big believer of Brisbane’s growth in the middle ring.

The developer says the project is planned in a thriving precinct with a “record growth rate and a high rental demand and yield”.

The development will comprise a total of 138 units offering a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments, with the project itself split across two stages.

Historically, Cheung says the trend in development for the area has catered towards the investor market.

“The design of this project focuses more on the owner occupier market, with a large portion offering three bedroom apartments,” Cheung told The Urban Developer.

“One of the key components for the development is car parking and ample storage areas. More than 50 per cent of our two bedroom apartments have two car parks, a point of difference to your typical offering.”

“Throughout the design process we have referenced the New World City Design Guide: Buildings That Breath document and where possible integrated philosophies and key elements into the design,” GSA said in their design statement.

 

The proposal has been grouped into three separate buildings along Dawson Road. Building three will be constructed within the first stage and buildings one and two to be constructed in the second stage.

The proposal has been grouped into three separate buildings along Dawson Road. Building three will be constructed within the first stage and buildings one and two to be constructed in the second stage.

The precinct is close to existing infrastructure such as Griffith University, QEII Jubilee Hospital and Brisbane Technology Park and has proximity to public transport, the M1 and the proposed Brisbane Metro which is set to benefit the area.

The Mount Gravatt area is considered a key economic hub roughly 15 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, with estimates it will deliver more than 10,000 jobs by 2031.

Other nearby developments include an eight-storey residential building by Brisbane-based developer Opalyn Property Group, which will comprise 67 apartments.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com

 

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Healthy Demand for Large Format Industrial in Brisbane

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Healthy Demand for Large Format Industrial in Brisbane

Strong demand in Brisbane’s A-grade industrial sector has seen vacancy rates drop by 3 per cent over the quarter, according to latest research.

Healthy Demand for Large Format Industrial in Brisbane. The 3 per cent drop over the three months to October reflects a 2.8 per cent decrease over the past year as larger tenants compete for limited space, according to Knight Frank’s Brisbane Industrial Vacancy report.

Knight Frank’s Mark Clifford said tenants with larger requirements were very active, with the improvement in A-grade vacancy for the quarter largely due to speculative space absorption.

The company recently negotiated more than 48,900sq m of leases across six assets in a six-week span.

“These deals have been for existing A-grade facilities, above 5000sq m in size, with the tenants being large scale businesses either expanding or looking for efficiencies in their warehousing and distribution strategy by occupying newer well-designed facilities,” he said.

The report found the improvement in vacancy in the A-grade market dropped by 18 per cent to 227,161sq m, in contrast to available secondary accommodation which increased by 18 per cent to 238,921sq m.

Due to limited existing or speculative stock, Knight Frank Partner Chris Wright said there would be a greater focus on design and construct options.

“We don’t expect tenant demand to slow down, with all the fundamentals in the market being positive including the Queensland economy and population growth ticking along, upcoming infrastructure projects and reasonable business confidence.

“But it’s going to be hard for tenants to find existing buildings of 5000sq m plus.

“This has to translate into more activity in the design and construct sector at key industrial land estates. We are going to start seeing some spec activity as well given the healthy demand for 5000sq m plus.”

Related: Futuristic Warehouses, E-Commerce Drives Industrial Market

Source: Urban Developer – Healthy Demand for Large Format Industrial in Brisbane

 

 

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