Owners pull together to sell South Sydney development opportunity



163 McEvoy St

Seven owners have banded together to offload a prime South Sydney development opportunity in Alexandria for $30 million, seeing each owner achieve a circa 300 per cent uplift above standalone industrial value.

A local, private investor/developer purchased eight of the 10 units most of which were owner occupied within a strata industrial estate located at 163-173 McEvoy Street from vendors including Clark Corporation, Peaty Group and MRecht Accessories. It is likely the purchaser will look to develop in the future.

All units are modern and highly functioning office warehouses, with high clearances and access for container height roller-doors. The complex offers a total internal gross strata area of 4,378sqm whilst offering ample on site car parking for approximately 35 cars as well as truck turning space. Each strata unit varies in size from 313sqm and 588sqm.

The approximate 5,590sqm land area is zoned B4 Mixed Use and was sold through Adam Bodon and Peta Antoniou of Knight Frank.

According to Adam Bodon, Knight Frank’s Associate Director, Residential site sales in South Sydney “There are huge future growth prospects and an immediate upside waiting to be unlocked, including but not limited to a medium density mixed use development. “

“The surrounding streets of Fountain and Lawrence Street have prospered in recent years, undergoing a radical gentrification which has seen them turn into the most desirable streets in South Sydney” he said.

The property is just 7kms from the Sydney CBD and 800 metres to Green Square train station. McEvoy Street provides an eclectic mix of residential developments on the northern side and a wide range of high tech commercial and retail properties on the southern side.

Peta Antoniou, Knight Frank’s Associate Director, South Sydney, said the property is a highly desirable end product, with strong recent sales in nearby developments within Alexandria. Lawrence Street is widely accepted as the premier residential street in the suburb, due to its close proximity to transport, parks and eateries all within a quiet, low density setting. The nearby developments on Fountain street have set the benchmark and opened up this small pocket of Alexandria to a whole new demographic of occupier and weekend visitor.

Owners pull together to sell South Sydney development opportunity
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