Gold Coast’s corporate power tower hits the market

GDI Property Group has moved to sell 50 Cavill Avenue following an extensive refurbishment program that has reaffirmed its position as the Gold Coast’s premier commercial tower. 

Comprising an NLA of 16,625sqm over 22 levels with 446 secure car parks, the tower is the Gold Coast’s largest A-grade office building and boasts an impressive line-up of tenants including, the Mantra Group, Regus, Nine Network Australia, Ray White Group, Bell Potter, PWC and McCann World Group, as well as CBRE’s Gold Coast headquarters. 

Following its purchase of the tower in 2016, GDI Property Group completed significant upgrades, including new energy efficient air-conditioning, high speed destination control lifts, ground floor retail and state of the art end of trip facilities. The tower, which offers extensive views and receives natural light from all sides, is currently at 97% occupancy. 

CBRE’s Scott Gray-SpencerJonathan O’BrienKyle Youngson and Steve Clark have been appointed to market the building via an Expressions of Interest campaign. 

Mr Gray-Spencer said the opportunity to secure the Gold Coast’s most recognised corporate tower would ignite strong local and international investor interest due to its strong yield, brilliant floor plate and 360 degree views.

“As of result of recent refurbishments, 50 Cavill Avenue boasts one of the most attractive tenancy profiles for a corporate tower on the Gold Coast, and offers both the benefit of continued rental growth and low future capex requirements,” Mr Gray-Spencer said. 

Mr O’Brien said given the limited competition of A-grade commercial space in the strengthening Gold Coast market – and with no new significant projects in the pipeline –the building would be strongly sought after. 

“50 Cavill boasts lower leasing incentives than other major centres as well as rental upside given many tenancies are still at below market rates,” Mr O’Brien said. 

 “The Gold Coast offers investors a more compelling value proposition compared to other eastern seaboard centres such as Sydney and Melbourne, where yield compression is already nearing its peak.” 

Expressions of Interest close November 13, 2018.