New South Wales
The sale of a hotel-approved site at 2-8 Sarah Street in Mascot, close to Sydney airport, has settled to a private hotel developer for $12.2 million.
Plans currently exist to build an eight-level property with 169 rooms; including a business centre, a gym, a sky-bar lounge on level 8 and 69 car spaces.
This corner site drew 25 offers and comprises of two older style office-warehouse buildings. The sale was conducted by Colliers International's Michael Crombie and Christopher Milou.
An American hospitality giant has recently snapped up two Brisbane pubs for a total of more than $30 million.
The New York-based, Delaware North, purchased the Shafston Hotel in Brisbane’s east that has at least 34 poker machines. The Aspley Hotel on Gympie Rd in the city’s northern suburbs (which has about 40 pokies) was the second pub to quickly join their portfolio. Both were acquired from Colin Macleod’s Oz Pub Group.
This is just the start of Delaware North’s aggressive expansion into Australia’s gaming and entertainment sector
The deals were negotiated by Savills agents Tony Bargwanna and Leon Alaban.
Colliers International Toowoomba's Justin Eastwell has been busy handling sales from a range of private families in Toowoomba.
The combined sales surpassed at total of $6 million.
- The New Zealand-based Longs family sold the commercial property at 199-207 Margaret Street to a private syndicate of investors.
- A retired Gold Coast private investor sold 183-187 Margaret Street to developers, Barry and Mitchell Bernoth.
- Not-for-profit owner-occupier QPASST scooped up 103-107 Russell Street to use as their offices.
The Blazing Stump Hotel, in regional Victoria’s Wodonga, has recently sold for $6 million.
The sale was kept local, being sold from private investor, Wodonga Holdings, to another wealthy local investor. The hotel retains a long-term lease on its 5708sqm. The freestanding, fully permitted gaming hotel was recently refurbished and features a main bar, sports bar with TAB facilities and a gaming room. There is also a bistro, with outdoor decking, two function spaces and a drive-through bottle-shop.
CBRE Hotel's Scott Callow and Will Connolly brokered the deal and achieved a regional hotel yield of 6.76%.