Muswellbrook marketplace in Upper Hunter region hits the market

Muswellbrook marketplace in Upper Hunter region hits the market
Muswellbrook marketplace in Upper Hunter region hits the market

A private owner has placed his Woolworths and Big W anchored sub-regional retail centre in the Upper Hunter Region – Muswellbrook Marketplace – up for sale in a move calculated to take advantage of a strong retail investment market.

The single-level mall at 72-78 Brook Street is the single largest landholding in the regional city’s CBD. 

The mall comprises 12,838 sqm of building area on 1.65 hectares.

The Centre includes a Woolworths Supermarket, Big W DDS, three mini majors and 28 specialty stores, and offers an estimated fully leased net annual income of $2.99 million, according to listing agents Steven Lerche and Andrew Palmer of Savills.

The property will be sold by expressions of interest closing March 8.

Lerche said he expected strong interest from investors given the dearth of sub-regional shopping centre assets currently available and particularly those which could offer such significant value add potential. 

“Obviously, Muswellbrook Marketplace offers exceptional income security through Woolworths Limited and Big W et al, but it also offers investors significant scope to add value through a refurbishment and remix and that is going to be particularly attractive to investors in what is set to be a busy 2017,’’ Lerche said.   

According to Savills Research, investors spent $6.5 billion on retail assets nationally in 2016, including $1.94 billion in NSW, pushing yields in some instances below 5 percent.

Lerche said all indications were that demand for well-located assets with strong lease profiles, would be as strong or greater in 2017.

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Commercial Retail Supermarkets

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