60 Martin Place sets record Sydney rent

60 Martin Place sets record Sydney rent
60 Martin Place sets record Sydney rent

Sydney's newest office building has set the record for the most expensive office rental in the Sydney CBD.

It is at an annual net face rate of more than $1800 a square metre at 60 Martin Place.

The 33-level premium-grade building topped out on Wednesday, in a project being undertaken by Investa Commercial Property Fund and Gwynvill Group.

Higher floors have been leased at an annual net face rent of more than $1800 a square metre, while lower floors were averaging around a net annual face rent of between $1200 to $1300 a square metre, Investa group executive Michael Cook said.

Its three latest tenant signings have taken leases of over 9000sq m on terms of between 10 to 15 years.

 60 Martin Place sets record Sydney rent

Flexible workspace provider International Workplace Group has agreed terms on 4500 square metres within the building's podium across levels one to three, with plans to use them as a co-working hub called "Spaces".

Financial services group, Munich Re secured 2600sq m of space on levels 27 and 28, moving out of its own building on Macquarie Street.

The Japan megabank, Mizuho Bank will relocate from 60 Margaret Street to levels 29 and 30, occupying 1900 square metres.

Other tenants which have committed to 60 Martin Place include Norton Rose Fullbright and Banco Chambers.

"The interesting thing is that incentives had been stubborn, and we are into the teens. I am surprised prices have been sticky on the way down but it is a function of the fact that a lot of organisations struggle to justify the capital expenditure of a fitout," Mr Cook told Nine Entertainment.

"There is more elasticity in rents than fitout costs. I would rather have my incentives and rents a little higher because we are producing a cashflow, and I use the incentives to support a cashflow."

Mr Cook said only four to five floors were still available for lease.

The HASSELL-designed building with state-of-the-art end-of-trip facilities is on track for September completion.

In 2016 Investa Office Management Pty Ltd raised $600 million in equity and another US$150 million through a US private placement after it acquired a 50 percent stake in the 40,000 sqm office redevelopment.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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