Caltex sells portfolio of 25 service stations for $136 million, or $92 million after costs

Caltex – whose management last week rejected a takeover bid from Quebec’s Alimentation Couche-Tard, saying the $A34.50 per share offer under-valued the company – has sold a portfolio of 25 Australian service stations, for $136 million. The sites were identified as having a highest-and-best use outside of selling petrol. Targeted to residential developers, the properties

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Scentre pays $575 million for half-share of Booragoon’s Garden City Shopping Centre – and rebrands it a Westfield

Scentre Group is paying AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund (ADPF) $575 million for a half share, and the management rights, of the Garden City Shopping Centre in Booragoon, about 14 kilometres west of the Perth CBD. The deal, negotiated by AMP Capital for the Fund – which will retain the other half – is the

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Charter Hall resets leases with Coles for distribution centres in Adelaide, Perth

EXCLUSIVE In a surprise and strategic move, Charter Hall Group and Coles have extended tenancy terms for major distribution centres in Adelaide and Perth. The 15-year deals, which kick in on January 1, 2020, will see the leases for both properties expire at the same time, in December, 2034. Coles’ rental agreement at Adelaide was

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Mair Property Funds spends $27.55 million on commercial real estate investments in Adelaide, Perth

Mair Property Funds (MPF) has spent $27.55 million on commercial assets in Adelaide and Perth – its fourth and fifth major real estate acquisition this year. With these deals, the 35-year old West Perth-based commercial property trust and managed funds group has assets under management valued at more than $260 million. It controls them via

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Withers family banks $77.9 million from sale of 15 7-Eleven outlets

Melbourne’s Withers family today sold a national portfolio of 7-Eleven outlets for a total of $77.915 million. The 15 properties, offered as sale and leaseback investments with starting 12 year terms, exchanged on passing yields of between 3.82-6.07 per cent. An outlet in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Campbellfield was the most valuable – trading for

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iProsperity, ZACD Group buy AccorInvest portfolio of 23 hotels for $212.6 million

iProsperity Group (iPG) and Singapore-based fund manager ZACD Group have acquired a portfolio of 23 hotels from AccorInvest for $212.6 million. The investments – 17 real estate assets and six lease interests – provide 3046 rooms across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and major regional cities (a full list of the portfolio is at the

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Caltex lists c$120 million portfolio of 25 development sites

Petroleum giant Caltex is selling a portfolio of 25 metropolitan service stations, speculated to be worth a total of about $120 million. The properties are squarely being targeted to builders – the marketing agents saying “the portfolio offered a timely opportunity for apartment, mixed use, retail, hotel and build-to-rent developers” to stock up. The assets

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Settlers Group enters voluntary administration

Retirement village operator Settlers Group is the latest Australian property company to enter voluntary administration. On August 28, the company appointed FTI Consulting’s Joseph Hansell, Ian Frances and John Park as Receiver and Manager. Settlers Group operates 687 units within retirement villages known as: Settlers Rockhampton (in Queensland); Settlers Forest Lake (Queensland, pictured, top); Settlers

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Singaporean investor pays Woolworths $27.3 million for Banksia Grove shopping centre

A Singaporean investor is paying Woolworths $27.3 million for the recently constructed Banksia Grove shopping centre in Perth’s north. The 5721 square metre complex on a 2.5 hectare block at 103 Ghost Gum Boulevard, Banksia Grove, hit the market in February with c$35-million price hopes. The retail investment contains a 3850 sqm supermarket leased to

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Nationwide Towing & Transport founders list a national portfolio of four industrial investments

The founders of Nationwide Towing & Transport, a company now majority-owned by the RACV, are selling a portfolio of four industrial investments across Australia. Offered with a leaseback, in one line or individually, the properties return annual rent of $901,160 and are expected to trade for a total of more than $14 million. All up,

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Hiap Hoe speculated to be spending more than $100 million on Perth hotel and adjoining office

Singapore’s Hiap Hoe is speculated to be paying more than $100 million for the Aloft Perth Hotel, and an adjoining office building, in Western Australia. The Rivervale hotel (pictured, top) is one of numerous assets belonging to the late construction tycoon Len Buckeridge, which is being sold down by his family. The Buckeridge estate, as

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Vicinity Centres banks $631 million from sale of 11 shopping centres across Australia

Vicinity Centres has sold 11 shopping centres spread across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, for a total of $631 million. One asset, the Belmont Village shopping centre in Geelong, and worth $58 million, sold in a deal which settled last month to a Sydney-based investor, the Geelong Advertiser reports. Ten more assets

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Hawaiian and QIC pay $4 million for retail asset adjoining their Claremont Quarter shopping centre

Hawaiian and Queensland Investment Corporation have paid $4 million for a historic building next door to their Claremont Quarter shopping centre, in west Perth. The consortium acquired 21 Bay View Terrace (pictured, top) in Claremont from private investors which previously occupied the building. The double-storey retail asset includes 340 square metres of lettable area, which

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Ascot Capital Limited sells West Perth office for $33 million to first time Singaporean investor

A Singaporean investor has made their first foray into the Perth commercial property market, paying $33 million for an office opposite Kings Park and Dumas House. The building, 1 Havelock Street, West Perth, was offloaded by WA-based Ascot Capital Limited, an investment house directed by David Van Der Walt, Greg King and Peter Agostino. The

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Perth commercial building sells off-market to Malaysian investor for $12.35m

A Malaysian investor is buying a double-storey, mixed-use asset with redevelopment potential in Perth’s ritzy south-west. Following an off-market deal, 22 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont (pictured, top), which is fully leased, is trading for $12.35 million, a yield of 4.6 per cent. Opposite major shopping centre, Claremont Quarter, the St Quentin Avenue holding covers 1952

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Famous Taj on Swan block appears to have found a buyer, less than a week after it passed in at auction

The Perth property which until recently accommodated an incomplete, distinctive mansion which became dubbed around the world as the Taj on Swan, appears to have found a buyer. The Peppermint Grove site, pictured above and left, and advertised during its most recent public sale campaign as “the most famous block in Australia”, is speculated by

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Lend Lease Buys Northgate Shopping Centre, Geraldton

LEND Lease Retail Partners 3 Fund has paid $46.5 million for the Northgate Shopping Centre in Geraldton, Western Australia. Supermarket giant Coles, and variety store Target anchor the large centre which also includes 36 specialty shops. The closed ended fund now has five assets in its portfolio,worth a total of $411 million, according to the

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