Ralph Carr offers two high-profile Melbourne offices for rent, including his HQ

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Sport and entertainment manager Ralph Carr is offering his historic and high-profile Richmond headquarters for rent.

The businessman (pictured, top) has also listed a newly renovated Abbotsford office which he controls with footballer Dustin Martin, for lease.

Two months ago, Mr Carr – who owns substantial commercial property – also hung a For Sale sign outside his Hawthorn mansion, asking between $12 million and $13.2 million.

Lennox House at 229 Lennox Street, Richmond.

The Richmond building, Lennox House, at 229 Lennox Street, is on the south-east corner of Rowena Parade, about two kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD.

The Richmond Hill Hotel is in the vicinity as is the suburb’s famous Pelaco sign, church St Ignatius and historic mansion Lalor House.

Lennox House is also a few hundred metres from the suburb’s Dustin Martin Mural, at the Rowena Corner Store.

Mr Martin is one of Mr Carr’s highest-profile clients.

Inside Ralph Carr Management’s Lennox House HQ.

Jones Real Estate director Paul Jones is representing Mr Carr who occupies an upstairs space at Lennox House.

It is understood that following the vacancy of a ground floor tenant, Mr Carr is offering the whole building, to attract larger occupiers.

Mr Carr would vacate Lennox House if a suitor can be found.

The double-fronted building contains 450 square metres of high-quality area and five off-street car parks.

It has been owner-occupied by Ralph Carr Management for about 25 years.

Mr Carr is asking annual rent of more than $500 per square metre, per annum, for Lennox House. Otherwise put that’s more than $220,000 a year.

Victoria House at 367 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, is also for lease.

Ralph Carr co-owns a second inner-east property for lease at present: 367 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, has just undergone a swank refurbishment.

Known as Victoria House, this double-storey building contains 560 sqm of area, and is expected to rent for about $168,000 per annum..

Victoria House has undergone a swank renovation.

Mr Carr owns a speculated $30 million worth of commercial property in Richmond including renovated office warehouses at 25 and 29-31 Butler Street, both which Mr Jones has leased over the past 12 months. It is understood these sites are also owned with Mr Martin.

In April, media giant Sony rented a 440 sqm local headquarters at 5 Stewart Street, Richmond. Sony is thought to be paying about $500 per square metre, per annum, for the high-quality office space, fitted into a historic warehouse opposite the Richmond train station.

Abercromby’s is closing an expressions of interest campaign for Mr Carr’s Hawthorn mansion (outlined) tomorrow.

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Marc Pallisco

A freelance property analyst and journalist, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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