A ROBUST growing population that is well supported by investment into new infrastructure projects has resulted in a pickup in commercial property development in Tweed, according to Ray White’s latest Between the Lines
“This combined with record lows in interest rates has seen enquiry levels elevated by out of town buyers looking to capitalise on the sound fundamentals of the region and attractive investment yields,” said Ray White Head of Research Vanessa Rader.
“The Tweed region is an established commercial market that offers a mix of industrial product, retail both in showroom assets and strip retail, as well as office accommodation.
“This has historically been a very locally driven market with a high volume of sales transacting to local investors, developers and a growing number of small businesses looking for owner occupation.”
Ray White Commercial (GC South) Sales and Leasing Specialists Darren Jones and Aaron Neylan said the Tweed region continued to excite.
“Tweed has a vibrant growing population and strong tourism trade all aiding in local business and investment into the Shire,” Mr Jones said.
“While traditional private investors have actively invested into the local economy, State investment into infrastructure has spurred on buyers from further afield looking to take advantage of competitive yields in this improving economy,” Mr Neylan said.
Mr Jones said across the Tweed region the industrial market continued to be the most active of them all.
“The high level of smaller industrial holdings including industrial units has dominated sales activity over the past 12 months, representing $41.453M during the 2018/2019 period, up 28.59 per cent on the prior financial year,” he said.
“These smaller assets with an average price of $943,000 are well suited to the smaller local investor keen to capitalise on low interest rates and yields averaging sub 6.75 per cent.