Newport’s Seagulls Nest Club listed for sale

Melbourne, 10 November 2014 – The Seagulls Nest Club in Newport, Victoria has been listed for sale by a local private investor, with price expectations in the order of $15 million.

CBRE Hotels has been exclusively appointed to sell the Freehold Interest of the Seagulls Nest Club, located at 1 Mason Street, Newport. The Freehold Investment is being offered subject to an attractive long term lease to the Williamstown Football Club, who finished fourth in the Victorian Football League this year. The club itself operates as a modern gaming venue in a historic three storey structure, with an extensive sports bar and bistro dining for approximately 70 patrons.

Joseph Du Rieu and Scott Callow have been exclusively appointed to market the property, which has a passing income of approximately $1 million per annum. It is located approximately ten kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD, via the West Gate Freeway in the evolving suburb of Newport.

Mr Du Rieu said; “Given the pent up demand for quality hotel investments backed by strong underlying businesses within the CBD and inner metropolitan Melbourne suburbs we consider it likely that the asset will attract strong buyer demand.”

“The second half of the 2014 calendar year has seen a surge in the sales of pubs with strong gaming businesses underpinning the freehold investment. Four major venues have been sold since June, reflecting a worth in excess of $42m. These sales have also brought about some yield compression, as evidenced by the sale of the Junction Club Moonee Ponds which transacted on a 6.3% initial yield,” Mr Callow added.

The property is for sale via an Expressions of Interest campaign, closing in late November.

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