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Kennards locks onto former Masters hardware store site

Kennards is aiming to redevelop a site in Melbourne’s north through a mixed-use scheme with retail, fast food and self-storage.

  • Nick Lenaghan
Still confident on the outlook: ESR Australia’s Phil Pearce.

Rental growth to ‘compensate’ for lower industrial values: ESR boss

ESR Australia boss Phil Pearce is confident industrial rents will rise strongly over the next two-three years after snapping up $107m of assets across Melbourne.

  • Larry Schlesinger

This Month

Customers can drive straight to the warehouse to get their groceries

Woolworths brings customers straight to its warehouse

Woolworths new online fulfilment centre in Brisbane is the first to offer car boot delivery services for time-poor customers.

  • Larry Schlesinger
Jesse Curtis: Rising rents will support valuations.

Industrial property’s ‘spectacular’ run coming to end: analysts

After registering huge valuation increases in recent years, the latest update from $4 billion landlord Centuria Industrial REIT suggests this run may be over.

  • Larry Schlesinger
It was considered one of the city’s automotive jewels, but now is among most notorious examples of urban blight in the US.

Why Detroit’s car making history faces the wrecking ball

Once one of the city’s industrial jewels, the massive Packard complex is now one of the United States’ foremost examples of urban blight.

  • Corey Williams
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Australia is in the grip of a talent shortage.

Migrants the fastest way to fill 500,000 job vacancies: boards

Skilled migration and employee share schemes are key to solving the skills shortage, according to company directors. They warn it’s become the biggest problem for business.

  • Patrick Durkin

Forrest’s Tattarang sells out of Perth logistics park

The deal comes as the long boom in industrial investment shows no sign of slowing. Australia has the world’s tightest logistics market. 

  • Nick Lenaghan

Long industrial leases spell doom for fund managers: Sentinel

Funds that purchased industrial property at the peak of the market are ‘going to get smashed’, says real estate investor Warren Ebert.

  • Larry Schlesinger

Australia’s industrial property market ‘tightest in the world’

All the major capital cities recorded falls in vacancy rates over the first half of 2022, led by Perth which registered a 130 basis points contraction to 0.5 per cent.

  • Larry Schlesinger
The site bought by Livv is on farmland next door to Avalon Airport

Developer, fund manager snap up 141ha site next to Avalon Airport

Livv plans to develop a $1 billion business park at the Avalon site, which is expected to be rezoned for mixed use by 2025.

  • Larry Schlesinger

June

Commercial rent collection falters in May as rising costs bite

The industrial real estate sector has been hit particularly hard as rising petrol prices forced up the cost of transport and the price of goods. 

  • Nick Lenaghan
Higher interest rates should be partially offset by rent rises for logistics and industrial facilities.

Industrial property’s golden run to ‘lose steam’ as debt costs rise

Signs are the bull run of Australia’s industrial property sector is easing, but a leading analyst predicts a soft landing and positive outlook.

  • Martin Kelly
One of the three warehouses - 1 Magnesium Place - acquired by Frasers.

Goodman offloads Melbourne portfolio on sub-4 per cent yield

The three new warehouses in Truganina, in Melbourne’s west, sold fully leased to Singapore’s Frasers for $61 million.

  • Larry Schlesinger
KMD Partners invests in logistics and industrial assets near Brisbane CBD.

Property investor KMD Partners raising $10.8m

Property outfit KMD Partners is running a $10.8 million top-up raise for its Brisbane Industrial Trust, which invests in warehouses and the like near Brisbane’s central business district.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Dexus launches $800m industrial partnership

The boom in appetite for industrial assets comes as Dexus looks to accelerate its own efforts in fund management.

  • Nick Lenaghan
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Green financing takes off in commercial property

It was a long time coming, but it’s now clear that Australia’s commercial property sector has finally embraced sustainable financing.

  • Martin Kelly
The Cobblebank site will be developed into $215m of large-format logistics facilities.

Frasers adds $42m site to logistics pipeline in Melbourne’s west

The vendor, developer Baycrown Property Group, will walk away with a massive capital gain having paid just $11.15 million for the site in 2018.

  • Larry Schlesinger
Campbell Hanan, Richard Seddon and Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz from Mirvac with NSW Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres at the site of the Aspect Industrial Estate in Kemps Creek, Sydney.

Mirvac’s new Aspect on Western Sydney Aerotropolis site takes off

Mirvac is making up for lost time in the booming logistics sector, rapidly expanding its industrial developments in western Sydney.

  • Martin Kelly
Centuria Industrial REIT now owns 10 assets across 25 hectares at Derrimut in Melbourne’s west.

Centuria Industrial REIT takes $20m gain on $13m purchase

The listed investor is following a broader strategy of acquiring adjoining assets within key infill markets to drive scale and tenant diversity.

  • Martin Kelly
Link REIT’s Australian portfolio includes a stake in 388 George Street, Sydney.

Link REIT eyes more deals in Australia as office, retail rebound

The Hong Kong-listed trust is keen to add to its stakes in landmark office and retail buildings in Sydney and Melbourne such as the QVB Building and 388 George Street.

  • Larry Schlesinger