Caroline Springs medical site reaches healthy $12.5m sale
A Hong Kong buyer has splashed $12.5 million on a medical supersite in Caroline Springs – the highest price paid for a medical centre in Melbourne so far this year.
The sale of the property at 224-226 and 228-232 Caroline Springs Blvd is the fourth-highest price paid for a property in the suburb, according to CoreLogic.
The centre attracted investors and medical fund companies from across Australia and overseas, with strong competition pushing up the price beyond its estimated $11 million, according to CBRE’s Sandro Peluso.
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“This represents the largest medical centre sale of 2018,” he says.
“The yield is also the tightest achieved for a healthcare asset over $10 million in the past 12 months.”
The sale trumped the $9.5 million price paid in May this year for a tri-level medical complex at 12 Thames St, Box Hill, and the $9.3 million sale in March for a medical centre on a 5332sq m corner block at 1-11 Dunnings Rd, Point Cook.
Containing five tenants including a radiologist, dental clinic and general practitioners, the centre is on a substantial 3135sqm corner block with 42 on-site car spaces.
“Rubbing shoulders with two shopping centres, it is a significant income-producing landholding with potential for future development,” Peluso says.
CBRE’s Josh Twelftree says the property has potential for an multi-storey extension.
“With Quest apartments across the road, it is granted a height precedent of more than six levels,” he says.
Peluso says the buyer, who has invested in supermarkets and shopping centres across Victoria, plans to retain the property and reap a rental income of $610,921 a year.
“The buyer will also take advantage of the property’s capital appreciation in Victoria’s fast-growing northwest corridor,” Peluso adds.
This article from Leader Newspapers originally appeared as “Healthy multimillion-dollar mega deal for Caroline Springs medical supersite”.