Property developer BPM pays $8.2 million for Brisbane site

Property developer BPM pays $8.2 million for Brisbane site
Property developer BPM pays $8.2 million for Brisbane site

Melbourne-based property developer BPM has paid $8.2 million to purchase its sixth development site in Brisbane's Toowong.

But tougher financing requirements for investors has turned the group focus towards the owner-occupier market. 

The Young Rich lister LU Simon's newly acquired properties, combining two sites at 15 Archer Street and 628 Coronation Drive, required agreements with 10 separate vendors and took almost 11 months to negotiate, he said.

Current BPM projects in Brisbane include its 60-apartment White Dawn project, in which 15 apartments remain unsold, and a 273-apartment project in Fortitude Valley, on the 358 Wickham Street site it purchased in 2014, which is due to be released to the market in May. 

The deal comes after BPM sold a 5984-square-metre site with permit for 742 apartments on Gladstone Street in Melbourne's Fishermans Bend to Singapore-listed developer Chip Eng Seng for $52 million. 

Hallinan told The Australian Financial Review that finance equity requirements are much greater.

"But that is being drive by the financial markets, not the property market. 

"The larger-scale developments are much more difficult to finance at this time."

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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