Archives: Victorian Retail Investments

The CBRE Victorian Retail Investments team is a dedicated group of individuals with a pure specialisation in supermarket and shopping centre activity. With a wealth of experience and knowledge around retail trends, shopping centre forecasts, rental rates, anticipated yield and offshore investment, our team has a wide variety of expertise to suit any needs related to shopping centres.

106 shopping centre have been transacted since 2010, ranging from $20,000,000 to $181,500,000 and totalling approximately $3.5bn in sales.


Secure neighbourhood centres buck retail headwinds

Victoria’s neighbourhood shopping centres are on track to record strong 2019 sales results despite negative sentiment around the retail sector generally, according to a CBRE review of the sector. The review found that while buyers were naturally more cautious around vacancy, pending expiries and the overall performance of the shopping centre itself, they remained attracted…


Demand for Service Station Investments Tipped to Drive Interest in Baldivis Sale

A Melbourne based private developer is offering the new Puma service station in Baldivis for sale in a national campaign with the CBRE Retail Investments team. Located at the corner of Ridge Boulevard and Nairn Drive, the service station opened for trading in early July to service the growing residential area of Baldivis, south of…


Sydney investor pays $47m for Coburg North Village

The prized Coburg North Village shopping centre has been snapped up by a Sydney based investor after an expressions of interest campaign which drew strong competition from local and off-shore buyers. The price, on a 4.7 per cent yield, represents a hefty premium on the previous sale in November 2016 when another private investor paid…


Freestanding Retail Market Update – Saturday 22nd June

Buyer confidence is up after the election, especially when it comes to income producing assets.


Coles Lalor sold under the hammer for $7.38m

The Coles supermarket that anchors the strata titled Lalor Plaza neighbourhood shopping has been sold at auction to a domestic investor with Hong Kong heritage for $7.38 million. The purchaser outbid two local underbidders to secure the property, which occupies 40% of the Lalor Plaza Neighbourhood Shopping centre at 22 McKimmies Road, 18 kilometres north…


Darwin shop centre offers $7m income stream

Darwin based developer Gwelo Developments has put its Coles and Kmart anchored Coolalinga Central shopping centre to the market offering investors an estimated $7.17 million net  annual income fully leased. According to CBRE Director Retail Investments, Justin Dowers, who is managing the sale with Mark Wizel and Trent Weir, the near new Stuart Highway centre…


Private investors active in sub $10m service station market

Private Melbourne-based development fund PE Capital has exchanged contracts on the final portion of its Amstel convenience retail development in the south eastern growth corridor of Cranbourne. The project incorporated a three lot subdivision with a total end value of circa $13 million. A 7-Eleven anchored service station, which sold this week, represented the final…

Dual Woolworths and ALDI-anchored Newcomb Central shopping centre listed for sale

In what has remained a tightly held sector, the Victorian neighbourhood shopping centre market is soon to be tested with the offering of Newcomb Central Shopping Centre in Geelong, Newcomb Central is a double supermarket anchored neighbourhood shopping centre of 8,727sqm, complemented by 24 predominantly non-discretionary specialty shops. The major tenants include Woolworths and ALDI…


Victorian supermarket sector heats up with Coles Lalor set to go under the hammer

Coles Lalor in Melbourne’s northern corridor has been listed for sale – representing the first single tenanted Coles supermarket to be offered for sale in Victoria this year. Located within the Lalor Plaza Shopping Centre – on the corner of McKimmies and Darebin roads in Lalor – the 2,050sqm supermarket generates a net income of…


Non-Discretionary Supermarkets Still in Demand from Domestic and International Investors

CBRE Victorian Freestanding Retail Investments have just transacted through auction the Supa IGA Supermarket in Ringwood East. Owned and run by the Corcoris family, the IGA supermarket was offered with a leaseback with a 10 year lease. The supermarket sold under the hammer for $7,340,000 on a yield of 5.4%, with multiple bidders bidding at…


Curlewis SC/Woolworths on the market

The Woolworths anchored Curlewis Shopping Centre at Clifton Springs – one of the City of Geelong’s fastest growing areas – has been put on the market. Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, about 15 minutes from the Geelong CBD, the relatively new property opened in 2015 with Woolworths and BWS and has since added a medical…


Standalone Woolworths Lara to test the market

The listing of the standalone Woolworths Lara supermarket will test the market for a product that has long been an investor favorite with their non-discretionary spend and long lease profiles to blue chip tenants. Located at 50 Centreway, the recently constructed , freestanding, 4195 square metre supermarket, sits on a generous 8804 square metre site…

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