An Indonesian investor, in its maiden Australian purchase, has snapped up the former Valuer General’s office in Melbourne’s legal precinct.
The price for 235 Queen Street – $45.4 million – is some 20 per cent over expectation.
It also reflects a low 3.99pc passing yield.
Thomson Geer director Eu Ming Lim acted for the buyer.
235 Queen Street
On a 454 square metre block at the south west corner of Lonsdale St, the 11 storey investment is fully leased.
It contains 3878 sqm of modernised office area and ground floor retail (story continues below).
A telecommunications tower rented to Telstra is on the rooftop.
“The sales campaign generated excellent enquiry from active and passive investors, owner occupiers, hoteliers and developers from Australia and countries across wider south east Asia such as Malaysia, China and Singapore,” Mr Hay said.
“We have handled some very prominent CBD office buildings in recent times but this was a major legal precinct corner and the market reacted accordingly,” according to the executive.
The result is especially strong given the short Weighted Average Lease Expiry, he added.
Mr Burke said the city continues to be highly regarded by offshore groups.
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