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19 Feb Belmont investors called to bank on Bendigo

WITH Australia’s fifth-largest retail bank as a long-term tenant, there’s a big reason why investors will see this Belmont property has a safe bet. The 434sq m home to the Bendigo Bank’s Belmont branch at 142-146 High St is being offered for auction in March. Darcy Jarman, Geelong West agent Simon Jarman said a $2…

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19 Feb Leader of the Pak

A RECORD price has been set for commercial property in Newtown’s Pakington St shopping strip. A 775sq m retail property at 313 Pakington St, Newtown, sold for $2.4 million after auction on Friday. The property was passed in at auction for $2.25 million, selling immediately after to a local investor. Darcy Jarman agent Simon Jarman…

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22 Jan Big appetite for rare river end offering

A RARE commercial property in Newtown’s Pakington St is poised to set a new price record for the premium retail strip.

20 Nov High life awaits in Torquay

A PRIME in-fill site with planning approval for a rare four-storey development has hit the market in central Torquay. Two shopfronts and 10 residential apartments are part of the approved permit that would reshape the streetscape at 3 Zeally Bay Rd. The 809sq m commercially zoned site is within the town centre, opposite Taylor Park and just a few doors down from the foreshore. Darcy Jarman,…

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14 Nov Prime Spot for Development

A LARGE residential block with approved plans for an eight-dwelling development has been listed for sale in Highton. The 1705sq m property at 45 South Valley Rd is sched­uled to be auctioned on November 23 with price hopes of $11 million to $1.2 million. Permits are in place for the medium-density development, which can replace…

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06 Nov COFFEE CULTURE’S INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION

GEELONG workers’ craving for great coffee and good food is creating a niche for cafe operators in the city’s industrial estates.

09 Oct Top price for Pako property

THE biggest price ever paid for a commercial property on Newtown’s Pakington St has underlined the investment strength of the inner Geelong shopping strip. A Geelong investor paid a strip-record $2.29 million at auction for the corner property containing Newtown’s pharmacy and a fashion boutique in the river end village. The buyer was one of…

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11 Sep National tenants make a prime opportunity

LONGSTANDING lease agreements with national tenants will bankroll a buyer’s investment in a pair of prime industrial properties which go to auction in September. The pair of impressive tiltpanel warehouse showrooms are occupied by Midas and Nisbets on long, secure leases, giving buyers the security of a regular income stream. The warehouses at 9-11 Curtis St, Belmont, are about 10 years old and occupy a 1378sq m site…

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27 Aug Primo Pako St position

NATIONAL retailers are tipped to fight for the first chance in years to secure a large tenancy in the heart of Pakington St after a blue chip commercial property netted more than $3 million. An investor paid $3.21 million for the 382sq m freehold property at 196-198  Pakington St, Geelong West, which is home to Murphy’s Newsagency. It’s the biggest price paid for a single retail…

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07 Aug Wholesale food service distributor licks lips over North Geelong warehouse site

A SUBSIDIARY of listed wholesale food service distributor BidFood has secured potential future premises for its Geelong operations in a deal speculated to be worth about $3 million. The company emerged as the buyer for the 7000sq m industrial warehouse facility at 111-121 Mornington St, North Geelong. Darcy Jarman selling agent Tim Darcy said the property was…

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31 Jul Newsagency move opens the door to rare retail auction on Pakington St, Geelong West

GEELONG West’s Murphy’s Newsagency is on the move, creating a multi-million dollar opportunity in one of the best retail positions on Pakington St. The newsagent is preparing to relocate in Pakington St later this year, precipitating the most highly-anticipating commercial auctions in Geelong West in some time when 196-198 Pakington St is offered on August 23….

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11 Jun New life for old Ford site

GEELONG’S busiest commercial strip stands to benefit as potentially thousands of people return to work at the old Ford site over the next few years, a leading real estate agent says. Darcy Jarman agent Tim Darcy said the Ford site’s new owners Pelligra’s plans to create the Fortek Geelong precinct on the old factories would…

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