Deague family sues over Ambrose, Milton apartment investment

Deague family sues over Ambrose, Milton apartment investment
Deague family sues over Ambrose, Milton apartment investment

The Melbourne-based Deague family is suing over its recent $3 million investment in a $150 million Brisbane apartment project.

Deague Capital has sued the Australian arm of Alvarium and its local managing director Bernard Treacy.

The Brisbane Times reported a Supreme Court of Victoria writ was filed last month.

The Deague's investment arm alleges Alvarium informed it of a development opportunity in the Ambrose apartment complex in Milton (above and below) shortly before the envisaged $48 million to $50 construction contract was set to be signed in February this year.

Deague family sues over Ambrose, Milton apartment investment

Designed by architects, Cottee Parkerand Glam Studios, the 19-storey development will have 181 apartments.

The Deague investment was $3 million via a cash loan and the purchase of shares.

The Deagues allege they were misled into investing in the project which had a much larger signed $62 million construction cost signed off in July.

Tracey and Alvarium are yet to file their defences in the proceedings, The Brisbane Times advised.

The Brisbane Courier Mail reported in April it was a $150 million project.

It was in July last year when the 19 McDougall Street development got its current approvals.

The pricing was advised as from $400,000 for one-bedders and up to $2.4 million for three-bedroom apartments,

The developer purchased the 2000 square metre site for $12.75 million in 2017.

There has been an initial proposal by Kokoda Property, when it was known as the Obsidian site, in early 2017 with an $87 million estimated value.

Construction had been scheduled on the initial proposal to start in mid-2018 and completed in 2020.

 

 

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