Property Observer online, Thursday 18 April 2019
Diversified property group Pellicano has announced its strongest quarterly results on record.
The results are on the back of securing $29 million in pre-commitment deals at Innovation Park, Dandenong South – a joint venture business park between Pellicano & ISPT.
The park incorporates 20,000 square metres of custom-built facilities for a mix of industries including construction supplies, imports and distribution, medical products and transport.
Businesses who have taken up deals include Defries, Hopper Transport, Exclusive Tyre Distributors and ICCONS.
The new deals will take Pellicano’s Industrial portfolio to 550,000 square metres under ownership, with a vacancy rate of 2.9%.
The industrial assets are forecast to outperform the broader commercial property market over the next several year, a recent Moody’s report suggests.
Global real estate agency JLL recently suggested that as much as $21 billion of investor capital is looking for a home in Australia’s industrial market.
Pellicano Managing Director, Renato Pellicano, said the results are a sign of the strength of the industrial market.
Pellicano, said this level of pre-lease volume over a single quarter was unprecedented.“This is the strongest demand for industrial stock Pellicano has seen in the last decade,” said Pellicano.
“As land values continue to rise and available stock levels diminish, demand is outstripping supply. Accordingly, we expect to see industrial rents rise 10-15% over the next three years.
“Our goal has always been to maintain healthy occupier-owner relationships across our portfolio and as a family-owned business, these relationships have been a key factor in our success.”
Philip Rose, Managing Director of new client, ICCONS said the philosophy impacted his decision to make a pre-lease commitment at Innovation Park. “We appreciated the open and collaborative communication between senior stakeholders at Pellicano, which led to an efficient and timely outcome,” said Rose.