TAL Leases 10,500 Sq m in Sydney CBD

THE life insurer formerly known as Tower, and now, TAL, will relocate across from Sydney’s north to the CBD after committing to lease 10,500 square metres at 363 George Street, near Martin Place.

TAL will leave Milsons Point and Albert Street which it has called home for 40 years. The move will bring together the company’s 850 staff – including some currently located at another Martin Place office.

It’s new George Street office will spread across 12 levels. It fills part of 60,000 square metres being vacated by the Commonwealth Bank (which is moving to the Darling Quarter).

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Abacus and Kirsh Buy Sydney CBD Offices

PRIVATE investor Kirsh Group has paid a combined price of $153.5 million for two Martin Place, Sydney office towers.

The private group worked with the ASX listed Abacus Property Group to acquire No 14 Martin Place for $95 million. Kirsh purchased 4 Martin Place on its own, for $58.5 million. Wealthy publican Cyril Maloney was the vendor of both properties.

The sales reflect market yields of about 8 per cent.

Last August, Kirsh and Abacus paid $174 million for the Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre and Marina, also in Sydney.

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