Hong Kong investor buys adjoining prime St Kilda retail spaces

Hong Kong investor buys adjoining prime St Kilda retail spaces
Joel RobinsonDecember 7, 2020

A Hong Kong investor has bought two prime retail shops across from Luna Park in ST KILDA.

He paid $2 million for 4 Shakespeare Grove, occupied by Bay City Burrito.

It was the bigger of the two spaces at 149 sqm. Bay City Burrito recently signed a 5+5+5 year lease at $118,660 per annum with three per cent annual rental increases.

The smaller 89 sqm retail space, 5 and 6 Shakespeare Grove, is currently the home of Japenese restaurant Gyoza King. That cost $1.45 million.

Gyoza King have a 5+5 year lease since December 2018. They pay $82,400 per annum, also with three per cent annual rental increases.

Both spaces are located just 50 metres from the premium Acland Street retail strip.

Savills agents Nick Peden, Mark Stafford, and Dorothy He negotiated the deals viatwo swift private sale campaigns, achieving tight yields and building rates of $13,423 and $16,292 per sq m. 

Peden said both local and offshore investors were drawn to the properties due to the high quality tenants and renowned location.

“Ultimately these two prime retail investments offered the buyers significant confidence, and highlight the strong buyer demand we are experiencing for revenue generating property.” 

“As interest rates continue at record lows, more and more people are looking to property investment for their savings, making these affordable investments highly sought after in the current market.” 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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