After record run Burgess Rawson confirms final auctions of 2021 with 13 ECEC centres on offer

Published on: 23/11/2021

Burgess Rawson, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) focused real estate and business broker, has confirmed its final series of portfolio auctions for 2021 will be held in December after records fell at its two prior auctions in November and September.

“Investors’ hunger for high-quality commercial investments is unabated,” said Mr Thomas, “Year to date, Burgess Rawson has sold 442 properties for more than $1.5 billion. That is an incredible number of transactions.”

He added that savvy investors will always seek out essential service tenants that continue to thrive and survive during unpredictable conditions.

“Childcare has been a clear example of this. Quality tenants, strategic locations, long leases and secure rental returns prove highly desirable.”

Demand is expected to be high for the thirteen ECEC assets on offer with a large number of underbidders from Burgess Rawson’s November portfolio scheduled to participate alongside new entrants to the market.

Sydney Auction – 14 December

  • Artarmon, NSW – 149 licence place centre leased to G8 Education
  • Frenchs Forest, NSW – 94 licence place centre leased to MindChamps
  • Hurstville, NSW – 36 licence place centre leased to Bridge St Kids
  • Kellyville Ridge, NSW – 58 licence place centre leased to Kellyville Ridge Preschool and LDC
  • Turramurra, NSW – 49 licence place centre leased to G8 Education

Brisbane Auction – 16 December

  • Buderim, QLD – 75 licence place centre leased to Sparrow Early Learning
  • Deception Bay, QLD – 118 licence place centre leased to Day One ELC

Melbourne Auction – 15 December

  • Brunswick West, VIC – 134 licence place centre leased to Only About Children
  • Hadfield, VIC – 126 licence place centre leased to Advance Childcare
  • Huntfield Heights, SA – 75 licence place centre leased to Huntfield Heights Early Learning
  • Mill Park, VIC – 124 licence place centre leased to G8 Education
  • Tarneit, VIC – 122 licence place centre leased to Aspire Early Education
  • Torquay, VIC – 141 licence place centre leased to Child’s Play Early Learning

The December portfolio auctions follows Burgess Rawson’s November campaign that saw four outright records achieved with lowest ever yields of 4.99 per cent in South Australia, 4.84 per cent in regional Queensland, 4.69 per cent in Brisbane and 4.36 per cent for a centre priced at more than $10 million in metro Melbourne.

“This portfolio shows the depth of the market with a diverse mix of asset types, locations and price points,” and Mr Thomas. “I expect we will see great competition for both metropolitan and regional locations along the eastern seaboard.”

The auctions will be held with bidding available online, via phone or in person at offices not impacted by COVID restrictions in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House on 14 December; Melbourne at the Crown Casino on 15 December and Brisbane at the Hilton Brisbane on 16 December.

Jason Roberts, The Sector


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