Aldi to sell $700 million worth of Australian east coast distribution centres

Aldi will offload $700 million worth of distribution centres on Australia’s east coast – with leasebacks. The four warehouses return annual rent totalling about $30 million. Sale proceeds will be used to fund the opening of more supermarkets, it is being reported. The Australian and AFR both broke news of the upcoming listing on Tuesday.

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Mirvac paying $249 million for Nine’s outgoing Willoughby studio and neighbouring TX Australia transmission tower

Mirvac is acquiring as a development play the 2.9 hectare Willoughby site occupied by Nine Entertainment Limited. The holding was offered last April by Lotus Property Fund and Hong Kong based Euro Properties, shortly after approval was granted for a residential redevelopment with 460 dwellings (artist’s impression, top). At the time, the 24 Artarmon Road

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Property Council of Australia 1H20 Office Market Report shows vacancy in Sydney, Melbourne, still tight

The Property Council of Australia released its twice annual Office Market Report today. The national stock comparison showed vacancy in Adelaide and Perth improved since the 2H19 (known in industry circles as ‘the July’) OMR. Melbourne’s CBD had he highest occupancy rate of any capital – at 96.8 per cent. The PCA said more than

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Coles sells West Ryde CBD supermarket with a leaseback for $23.85 million

Coles Group Property Developments has sold another supermarket with a leaseback, this time in Sydney’s West Ryde CBD. A Victorian private investor is paying $23.85 million for the stratum-titled Coles West Ryde complex. Based on the asset’s annual rental return ($1.395 million), the deal is being struck on a 5.85 per cent passing yield. Coles

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Withers family offers 18 more 7-Eleven service station investments

EXCLUSIVE The Withers family – which controls Australia’s 7-Eleven franchise – is offering another tranche of service stations via a sale and leaseback arrangement. The 18 properties, in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, will be offered separately at a live-streamed auction event starting in Sydney, then moving to Melbourne, on

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Ascot Capital picks up Port Macquarie office from Sentinel for $37.9 million

Ascot Capital is paying $37.9 million for a Port Macquarie office with a long lease to Essential Energy. The asset, 8 Buller Street, was offloaded by Sentinel Property Group which paid $20.6 million in January, 2017. A subsequent renovation improved the building quality to A-grade. Sentinel PG re-offered the office for sale after securing the

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Coronation Property pays Stockland $41 million for Merrylands build-to-rent site

A 1.25 hectare development site within Merrylands’ Town Centre has sold between Sydney developers. Family owned Coronation Property is paying ASX-listed giant Stockland $41 million for 52-54 McFarlane Street. The parcel is next door to a Stockland owned shopping centre and a block from Merrylands train station. Stockland had previously won permission to replace the

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Mount Falcon cattle station sells for more than $13.2 million

A family already with Upper Murray interests has paid over $13.2 million for Tooma Valley’s Mount Falcon cattle station. The 2887 hectare Holbrook holding near Kosciusko National Park and Snowy Mountains was offloaded by China’s Union Agriculture which paid about $6 million in late 2011. The vendor during that campaign, OzEmail founder, Sean Howard, acquired

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Texas owner to close 19 Australian EB Games stores this month

The Dallas-based owner of video entertainment chain EB Games intends to close 19 of its 300-plus Australian stores by the end of the month. GameStop – the world’s biggest video game retailer – sent suppliers emails overnight confirming the news. Gaming website kotaku.com.au broke the story this morning, with this item. News of which stores

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Vicinity Centres buys 50 per cent stake in Uni Hill Factory Outlets, now to be known as DFO, and sells half-share of Lennox Village

Vicinity Centres is paying MAB Corporation $67.8 million for a half share interest in the Uni Hill Factory Outlets complex in Melbourne’s Bundoora. MAB Corporation will retain the balance of the 11-year old centre, which was expanded in 2014. At 2 Janefield Drive, Uni Hill Factory Outlets contains 19,580 square metres of lettable area tenanted

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Charter Hall Retail REIT sells five east coast investments – three to Lascorp

Melbourne-based specialist retail investor and developer Lascorp is paying Charter Hall Retail Management Limited, as responsible entity for Charter Hall Retail REIT (CQR), $62.35 million for three regional Victorian supermarket-based assets. The centres form part of a portfolio of five properties CQR has just sold off-market to fund the recent $840 million purchase of a

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Scape pays $2 billion for Urbanest’s Australian student accommodation portfolio

Scape Australia is paying $2 billion for a portfolio of student accommodation units in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. The property deal with Urbanest – owned ultimately by the Washington Investment Board care of M3 Capital Partners’ Evergreen Real Estate – is Australia’s biggest this year. It comes less than three months since Scape Australia

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