One with the lot: McDonald’s Geelong listed for October Auction with more than $2m expectations

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Written by Jonathan Chancellor, Property Observer

An investment property leased to McDonald’s has come to the market at Norlane at North Geelong.

400 Melbourne Road is available for purchase with an expected price of just over $2,000,000.

“The low, affordable rental of $117,434 per annum reflects the property being subject to a ground lease with McDonald’s owning the building and all other above ground improvements” explained Raoul Holderhead, managing director of Burgess Rawson.

“With McDonald’s having re-built the building in 2003 and in recent years adding a McCafe, it is safe to say McDonald’s plan is to stay.” Mr Holderhead added.

The lease is for 5 years plus 20 years of options through to 2038 with rental reviews annually to CPI and to market, the next due in 2018 upon the exercise of option.

The site 3,277 sqm with 48 onsite car spaces is almost double that of a normal fast food outlet.

“The busy and proven location is evident by some 37,000 cars passing the property each day,” he said.

The site has been a McDonalds since 1980. Greater Geelong is a growing regional city of 220,000 plus, predicted to double by 2050, according to the G21 Regional Growth Plan. The tenant pays all usual outgoings including land tax.

Burgess Rawson is a leading investment sales specialist, pioneers of the portfolio auction system, which celebrates its 100th auction this October.

Beginning in 1975, Burgess Rawson established a nationwide network of offices and is Australia’s largest locally owned and operated commercial property agency, marketing more than 10,000 properties and generating sales in excess of $25 billion over the past 40 years.