ICPF have leased out 95,000 square metres of office space in 2019 so far

ICPF have leased out 95,000 square metres of office space in 2019 so far
ICPF have leased out 95,000 square metres of office space in 2019 so far

Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF) announced it has finalised over 95,000 square metres of office leasing over the last year.

ICPF said they achieved a 97% occupancy and a WALE of 5.1 years as of the 30th June.

In Sydney, ICPF leased over 72,800 square metres during the year, including a lease renewal of 8,700 square metres to Deutsche Bank at Deutsche Bank Place, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney (pictured above), 3,500 square metres to a life insurance firm at 40 Mount Street, North Sydney (pictured below) and 4,400 square metres to flexible workspace provider IWG’s Spaces brand at ICPF’s development at 60 Martin Place Sydney.

ICPF have leased out 95,000 square metres of office space in 2019 so far

In Melbourne, ICPF finalised over 9,600 square metres of leasing, with asset 120 Collins Street, Melbourne the stand-out, with 19 leases transacted.

120 Collins Street has capitalised on historically low vacancy levels and strong demand for prime office accommodation especially in the desirable East End precinct, as the building nears 100% occupancy.

ICPF have leased out 95,000 square metres of office space in 2019 so far

In Brisbane, a new lease was signed at 259 Queen Street (pictured below) over 4,500 square metres.

ICPF have leased out 95,000 square metres of office space in 2019 so far

Finally, at QV1 in Perth two existing tenants signed lease renewals totalling circa 6,800 square metres.

Jason Leong, Fund Manager, ICPF said: "Australia’s major capital cities continue to outperform, with vacancy in the Sydney and Melbourne markets near 10-year lows and, specific to Sydney, there is very limited new office supply on the horizon."

David Cannington, Head of Research and Strategy, Investa said: "Looking ahead, we expect that the recent strength in office demand will moderate on softer economic conditions. However, office market vacancy in both Sydney and Melbourne will stay low and high-quality prime office space will remain the preferred option of CBD office market tenants."

"Both pre-commitment of office projects currently under construction and continued prime market rental growth are positive indicators of a strong preference for high quality office."

Ben Christie and Milly Stockdale from Colliers International said: "These new leasing transactions at 120 Collins were a result of the high level of building and surrounding amenity coupled by accommodation quality and building services."

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