North Geelong McDonald's reaps $3 million at auction

North Geelong McDonald's reaps $3 million at auction
North Geelong McDonald's reaps $3 million at auction

An investment property leased to fast-food giant McDonald’s at Norlane in North Geelong fetched $3.05 million at Burgess Rawson's portfolio auction.

Twelve bidders went head to head for the property at the $35 million auction, pushing the yield down to 3.7 percent.

Reflecting strong investor appetite for blue-chip assets on long leases, 400 Melbourne Road was expected to go for more than $2,000,000.

“The low, affordable rental of $117,434 per annum reflects the property being subject to a ground lease with McDonald’s owning the building and all other above ground improvements” said Raoul Holderhead, managing director of Burgess Rawson ahead of the auction.

“With McDonald’s having re-built the building in 2003 and in recent years adding a McCafe, it is safe to say McDonald’s plan is to stay.” 

The lease is for 5 years plus 20 years of options through to 2038 with rental reviews annually to CPI and to market, the next due in 2018 upon the exercise of option.

The 3,277 square metre site with 48 onsite car spaces is almost double that of a normal fast-food outlet.

"The busy and proven location is evident by some 37,000 cars passing the property each day," he said.

The site has been a McDonalds since 1980.

Greater Geelong is a growing regional city of 220,000 plus, predicted to double by 2050, according to the G21 Regional Growth Plan.

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. fro more information, click here.

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