Online retail changing the industrial landscape

Thursday 18 May 2017

The unabated growth of online retail is driving major changes in the industrial and retail landscape, with the lines between the sectors becoming increasingly blurred amid supply chain fragmentation.   That was one of the key outtakes of CBRE’s annual Perth Market Outlook presentation, which highlighted the changing shape of both retail and industrial markets

Innovation & convenience reign in competitive retail environment

Monday 15 May 2017

Convenience and innovation are emerging as the key drivers shaping Australia’s retail landscape, as brands look to more sophisticated strategies to secure their share of consumer wallets. CBRE’s Q1, 2017 Retail MarketView report highlights the growing emphasis on providing a retail offering that exceeds customer expectations with a seamless and experience-rich buying experience. CBRE’s Australian

Woolworths Metro sells as investors continue to seek secure supermarket investments

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Victoria’s retail investment property market has again illustrated why it is the most sought-after asset class in the country, with the recent sale of the Woolworths Metro Supermarket Brunswick for $13.5 million. Located at 808-818 Sydney Road opposite the Brunswick Tram depot on a part of Sydney Road that has previously been home to factories

Renovators delight large format retailers

Wednesday 23 November 2016

A flurry of recent renovation activity across Australia continues to bolster the large format sector, with a range of retailers expected to benefit from sales growth over the medium term. With house prices remaining high in most capital cities across the country, particularly on the east coast, renovations are emerging as a more cost effective

Australia and New Zealand in fashion as retailers fuel a race for space

Thursday 6 October 2016

International retailers are continuing to fuel a race for space in the Pacific region, with more than 90 groups seeking to roll out stores in Australia and 50 retailers eyeing New Zealand, according to a new CBRE report. The Viewpoint report, Pacific Retail – International Brands Driving Change, highlights that – despite the pick-up in

Foreign investors drive over half of shopping centre transactions

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Foreign investment in Australian shopping centres increased significantly in Q2, with offshore buyers accounting for 51% of transactions in the first half of 2016. This is one of the key findings from CBRE’s latest Retail Marketview research report, which highlights the strong offshore demand currently being experienced for strategic retail investments. CBRE Senior Research Manager,

Sydney CBD retail remains in prime position

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Sydney CBD retail remains in prime position | CBRE Sydney’s CBD continues to lead the way nationally in terms of retail rent growth, with a 28.4% increase in NSW prime rents recorded for the year to Q2 2016. Growth in clothing, footwear and personal accessories retailing, strong tourism arrivals and continued international brand entrants are

West Australian Investor Insight

Thursday 28 April 2016

Investor Insight is a fortnightly report which highlights current market trends, drivers of market fundamentals and macro points of interest influencing market activity. This week’s report looked at offshore investors and retail activity, as seen below. 2015 constituted another strong year of sales in Australian commercial real estate markets (including office, retail and industrial), with