Hope Island Fund

Hope Island Centre
340 Hope Island Road, Hope Island, QLD

Property Description

Hope Island Central comprises seven buildings around an at-grade car park, providing a range of accommodation options which have attracted a diverse mix of tenants. This includes cafes and restaurants, small business operators, professional services firms as well as the Queensland Department of Education and Training (south-east Queensland regional headquarters), which is the single largest tenant (41% of passing income). The Property is well located at the gateway to Hope Island, opposite the site for the proposed Hope Island Train Station.

Investment Rationale

The opportunity for Investors was to acquire a high-yielding retail/office asset with potential to add-value through active management and tenant re-mixing. Since acquiring the asset, various improvements to the Centre have been completed, including a reconfiguration of the car-park, end-of-trip facilities and new signage pylon. The Investment Manager has improved the occupancy rate from below 80% at the time of acquisition to above 90% and maintained strong distributions to Investors along with a lift in property valuation.

Longer-term, the large 2.05ha site represents an attractive land bank for potential redevelopment.

Key Fund Stats

Fund StatusFund Open
Acquisition Price$39.64m (January 2018)
Equity Raised$23.5m
Current Distribution Yield (% p.a.) 8.00% p.a. (paid quarterly)
Key Tenants Department of Education, Derivco Australia