Strata owners come together to sell Pitt Street office tower

Strata owners come together to sell Pitt Street office tower
Strata owners come together to sell Pitt Street office tower

Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank have been jointly appointed by various strata owners to sell the majority of strata lots within 70 Pitt Street, Sydney. 

70 Pitt Street will be presented to the market through the sale of 23 lots, equating to approximately 85% strata interest in the commercial office tower by unit entitlement and total lots.

The site holds significant redevelopment potential under current planning controls and its location, on the southern edge of one of the four identified tower clusters, is expected to benefit from amendments in density and maximum heights under the Sydney Local Environmental Plan (LEP).

The 16 storey commercial office tower was originally constructed in 1963 and was strata subdivided in 2003. The building comprises two levels of sub-ground accommodation, ground and basement level retail totalling 959 square metres, and 4,931 square metres of office accommodation over 13 levels.

The property, holding 26 lots in total, benefits from flexible floorplates as 10 of the office levels are full floor lots, ranging between 348 to 462 square metres, whilst the remaining three levels have been further subdivided into smaller suites ranging in area from 41 to 108 square metres.

Strata owners come together to sell Pitt Street office tower

Cushman & Wakefield’s Associate Director of Capital Markets, Brad Hamilton and Director of Sales and Investments, Ryan Cross are jointly managing the sale with Knight Frank’s Director of Commercial Sales Jonathan Vaughan, Head of Commercial Sales NSW John Bowie-Wilson and Head of Asian Markets Dominic Ong, via an international expressions of interest campaign.

"The sale of the available lots at 70 Pitt Street are expected to generate strong interest from local and global investors seeking to acquire an underdeveloped asset in the heart of Sydney’s financial core," Hamilton said. 

"The 85% interest (both lots and unit entitlement) provides the purchaser ordinary and special resolution voting rights which creates the potential to unlock value add opportunities.

"The Sydney CBD continues to gain appeal as a global destination and will further benefit from the NSW Government’s planned $50 billion investment into Sydney’s infrastructure and transport revolution, including; Sydney Metro, Sydney Light Rail and major upgrades to Circular Quay Ferry Terminal."

Vaughan said: "The opportunity to acquire office assets in the financial core for less than $100 million is extremely rare. With the vacancy rate in the Sydney CBD the lowest it has been in years at 4.6% and B grade office buildings outperforming the broader market in terms of rental growth, 70 Pitt Street’s low rental base and favourable lease expiry profile will provide excellent growth via staggered exposure to the leasing market."

The Owners’ Representative, Chris Spanos added: "The owners participating in this collective sale have taken over 6 months to prepare in order to ensure we are bringing the best possible product to market. We have entered a deed binding ourselves to the process before marketing, so that prospective purchasers have certainty when assessing this opportunity. We could not be more excited to be bringing 70 Pitt Street to market."

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