Three service stations auctioned at yields between 6% and 8%

Three service stations auctioned at yields between 6% and 8%
Three service stations auctioned at yields between 6% and 8%

Three service stations in the NSW localities of Gundagai, Wyong and Salt Ash went under the hammer at Burgess Rawson's 100th portfolio auction. 

The one at 11 Dog on the Tucker Box Road (Hume Highway) Gundagai (above) , anchored by Shell-Coles Express, fetched $7.71 million.

The 14.94 hectare site with a major truckstop facility comes with an abundance of customer parking and bus/truck access.

A KFC, Subway, a 24-hour diner and cafe make up the rest of the property.

It earns a net $646,095 pa, with the Shell-Coles station making up nearly 48% of it.

At the winning bid, the yield works out to about 8.3%.

The selling agent was Rhys Parker.

The Salt Ash centre at 2893 Nelson Bay Road is leased out to the ASX-listed Caltex and fetched $4.7 million at the auction. 

Built in 2012/2013, it is currently on a 10-year lease to 2024, with options until 2039.

The site is spread over 2,164 square metres. 

The estimated net income is $275,858 pa + GST (Sept 2015), translating to a yield of about 5.9%.

The location is on the main road and has a traffic volume of 22,800 cars per day.

The Wyong station at 140 Pacific Highway fetched $1.25 million.

It is leased out to Westside Petrol for a 10-year period to 2025 with 3 x 10 year options.

The service station is a single tenant investment and earns a net estimated $87,964 annually, giving a yield of about 7%. 

There is a fixed 3% rental increase.

The tenant pays the outgoings (excluding land tax).

Wyong has a population of 154,976 people, which is expected to rise to 220,000 by 2031 and is less than 90 minutes from Sydney.

Both the Wyong and Salt Ash properties were sold by Rhys Parker and Darren Beehag. 

Commercial properties such as service stations are a big draw with investors because of a number of factors. The initial investment in a commercial property may be higher, but so are the returns, according to a blog on Burgess Rawson's website.

Also, major players as tenants means they take care of the outgoing payments, against residential property where the costs are borne by the landlord.

Beginning in 1975, Burgess Rawson established a nationwide network of offices and is Australia's largest locally owned and operated commercial property agency, marketing more than 10,000 properties and generating sales in excess of $25 billion over the past 40 years. For more information, click here.

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