Billionaire Lindsay Fox buys another commercial holding in Sorrento

Billionaire Lindsay Fox buys another commercial holding in Sorrento
Billionaire Lindsay Fox buys another commercial holding in Sorrento

Billionaire Lindsay Fox has bought another commercial holding in Sorrento on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

The Fox family have paid $3 million for a 1,660 sqm fringe land holding at 856 Melbourne Road (above).

Currently on the land are two 1920s built homes.

It it's likely given its location one street back from the main shopping strip on Ocean Beach Road, that it will be developed into commercial premises.

One of the homes was known as Mayfair. They were sold as a tenanted investment, according to the Commercial Real Estate website.

The site sits along the road from where Fox owns a 4000 square metre site on the corner of Melbourne Road and Ossett Street, the busy roundabout at the far end of the retail strip.

Running from 839-843 Melbourne Road and on Ossett Street, Fox acquired it for $4.1 million in December 2015, settling October 2016.

CBRE secured the recent sale which was bought by a family run company Fox Shelf No 1 Pty Ltd.

The Fox family have their weekender compound at Portsea, a 16,000 sqm compound on the cliffs.

The most recent retail sale within the Sorrento township was $4.07 million for 54-56 Ocean Beach Road, the Sportsgirl premises - $1 million above reserve.

Investment company, developer and retirement living specialist Knowles Group bought the premises, paying more than $22,000 a square metre — a record for the popular coastal shopping strip. It is headed by Melbourne socialite Coral Knowles, the wife of John Knowles.

The Country Road concept store fetched $7.125 million in 2018 when the former Post and Telegraph office and postmaster’s quarters was sold. 

The 10-16 Ocean Beach Rd property on 750sq m had been expected to sell for over $6 million.

The vendor, former Rothschild Australia chairman Peter Griffin, paid $2.53 million in 2013 for the property.

It is currently leased until 2022 with two further five-year options available.

It sold to Anna Maria and Giuseppe Pollio.

In 2016, the Mitre 10 hardware store at 80-98 Ocean Beach sold for $11.47 million to Melbourne property developer Colin DeLutis on a yield of 0.4 percent.

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