Brisbane shopping centre anchored by Woolworths listed for sale

Brisbane shopping centre anchored by Woolworths listed for sale
Brisbane shopping centre anchored by Woolworths listed for sale

A neighbourhood centre anchored by Woolworths and Aldi in Brisbane’s northern suburb of Warner has been listed for sale.

MarketPlace Warner is a ‘best in class’ shopping centre, with the Woolworths supermarket believed to be one of the best performing Woolworths in Queensland by MAT, with turnover well above Urbis benchmarks for a double supermarket anchored shopping centre.

It is being marketed by JLL through an expressions of interest campaign closing July 27. 

The listing agents are JLL’s Jacob Swan and Sam Hatcher.

Swan said neighbourhood shopping centres remained tightly held with only $347.6 million transacted this year, compared to a total of $1.6 billion in 2016. 

“Interestingly, of the 15 transactions that have occurred this year, nine have been in Queensland, highlighting investor confidence within Queensland’s retail market,” he said.  

He said private investors, syndicators and funds management groups were still actively seeking to invest in neighbourhood shopping centres, with competition for quality centres remaining strong.

“The defensive nature of these non-discretionary-based assets continues to appeal to the market.”

“The low-volatility of the spending profile within prime neighbourhood centres presents an ideal vehicle for capital preservation, while also providing a stable and attractive running yield.”

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Brisbane shopping centre anchored by Woolworths listed for sale

The shopping centre was redeveloped in 2014 to include an upgraded Woolworths supermarket spread on 4,485 sqm, a new Aldi supermarket and 37 other stores.

The site area is about 6.5 ha. 

The offering also includes a freestanding development pad site of 2,456 sqm, freestanding Goodstart Early Learning Child care and an adjoining balance land component of 4,305 sqm.  The centre provides a total combined GLA of 11,477 sqm.

JLL’s Sam Hatcher said there was significant growth to be had locally.

“We see growth in the retail spend and rental profile being realised through a large population of almost 70,000 in the Main Trade Area, projected to increase at 1.7% to 87,280 persons by 2036. In addition there are a total of 712 new dwellings under construction in the catchment/region, due to be completed in 2020.”

Total trade area retail expenditure is estimated at $905.5 million and is projected to grow to $2.3 billion by 2036, an average growth rate of 4.6%, he added.


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