Tenant contraction in Macquarie Park expected to not continue: Colliers

Tenant contraction in Macquarie Park expected to not continue: Colliers
Tenant contraction in Macquarie Park expected to not continue: Colliers

Tenant contraction in Macquarie Park is not expected to continue, according to Colliers International’s latest Metro Office report.

“While Macquarie Park has experienced tenant contraction over the last six months, we don’t expect this to continue as tenants continue to be priced out of North Sydney and Chatswood leading them to consider Macquarie Park as a viable alternative.

"After a decade of next to no net effective rental growth over the last six months, net effective rents have increased 9.8 per cent and 13.6 per cent for A and B Grade respectively.

"Underpinning current and future rental growth is the ongoing residential rezoning taking place in peripheral suburban markets such as Epping and Frenchs Forest, as displaced tenants seek alternative accommodation within Macquarie Park,” the report stated.

Colliers says that Macquarie Park is able to outcompete Chatswood for office tenants.

“Despite Chatswood being seen as a direct competitor for office tenants, the floor plates offered are restricted by size and Macquarie Park is able to accommodate tenants looking for larger, more efficient floor plates.

"The next two years should see 90,000sqm of office space supplied at 45 Waterloo Street (25,000sqm is precommitted to the NSW Government) and we expect this to satisfy demand for larger floor plate users that are unable to secure such space in denser metro markets,” the report advised.

Macquarie Park is expected to be the centre of office organisations Colliers says.

“Furthermore, Macquarie Park is expected to become a primarily residential and office centre as organisations begin to shift their industrial function to dedicated western and south western industrial markets.

"According to the PCA, vacancy increased from 7.1 per cent to 7.5 per cent in the six months to January 2017 with net absorption registering -7,475sqm for the period,” the report stated.

A 90 sqm office at 32 Dehli Road, Macquarie Park (above) has been listed for $575,000.

Similarly a 214 sqm office at Suite 11 19 Bridge Street, Pymble (below) has been listed for $800,000.

Tenant contraction in Macquarie Park expected to not continue: Colliers

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