March 2017 Market Wrap Up

Commercial Market Wrap: Central Coast

Investment Trends, Leased, Sold, New to the Market and Coming Soon.


2017 has hit the ground running with the property market in full swing. Investment sales have remained extremely strong, with 2 very solid results last week.

120-124 Pacific Highway,Tuggerah NSW
ASX listed tenant, major bulky goods location, large population growth

      - SOLD - $5.61 Million

      - Yield - 7.6%
      - 10 year lease to 2024 plus options to 2034.
      - Net Income: $426,889 pa + GST. (approx) 


107-109 Koolang Road, Green Point, NSW 
Highly sought after childcare investment

      - SOLD - $2.405 Million
      - YIELD - 5.61%
      - Long 15 year lease to March 2029, two further 5 year options to March 2039
      - Net income: $134,984 pa (March 2017) (approx.)  

Across the board, stock levels for industrial properties available for sale remain very tight with areas such as Kincumber and Erina not having a single industrial property currently available for sale. Thankfully new stock in Tuggerah should help soak up some of the market demand.

On a negative front, commercial leasing is wearing the brunt of the market, with a lot less activity in this market sector, vacancy rates are expanding. Tuggerah Business Park and Erina continue to see more vacant office suites becoming available with vacancy periods becoming longer. Erina now has in excess of 6,000m2 available for lease, spread over some 65 vacant office suites and retail positions. There appears to be more waiting and possible rental pain on the horizon for these owners as enquiry levels remain very low.


Enquiry for investments and industrial warehousing opportunities remain at the forefront of demand throughout the market.

- Whilst local investors are subjected to consider lower yields than previously considered, the key to investment sales remains the strength of the tenant. The majority of investment enquiry falls between the $300,000 - $1 million mark, mainly generated from the SMSF market. Properties falling within these parameters can expect to achieve a lot of enquiry.

- Industrial factory bays/warehouses remain popular with tradies and small businesses looking to owner occupy and secure their future in a property. West Gosford has experienced some very strong results along these lines and it is safe to say that should there be more units developed throughout Erina, Kincumber, West Gosford, Somersby, Tuggerah and North Wyong, there is enough demand in the marketplace to produce results. The key to development sales will be price. West Gosford has entered unchartered territory with results greater than $2,500/m2 and it will be interesting to see if these numbers can be sustained and repeated in other areas.

- There is a shortage of large industrial warehousing available throughout the Central Coast for sale and for lease. Enquiry for warehousing between 2,000m2 - 6,000m2 has increased within the past 6 months (local businesses expanding as well as a migration from Sydney). An increase in stock levels at the larger end could see some very good growth throughout the coast.
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