Laundy Hotels, a prominent hospitality company, has acquired the office building in Lane Cove, Sydney for $33 million, intending to use it as their new head office.

Property Bank Australia, the seller, has owned the 71 Longueville Road building for nearly a decade, and this sale leaves them with just one asset remaining from their post-GFC acquisitions.

The property, which offers 4,096sq m of net lettable area on a 1,880sq m corner site, is located in the heart of Lane Cove, surrounded by the Lane Cove Plaza shopping district.

It boasts modern office spaces, abundant natural light, and an open floor plan. The building is conveniently positioned near public transportation and various amenities.

The sale was brokered by Chris Hartigan of Hartigan Bolt and Tyler Talbot of Knight Frank. The deal represents a yield on passing income of approximately 6%, and a rate of $8,056 per square metre.

The office building’s strategic location and proximity to Sydney’s central business district, just 11 kilometres away, make it an attractive investment opportunity.

Nick Tindall of Laundy Hotel Group said that the new head office’s location would help attract top talent to their business operations.

Chris Hartigan also commented on the successful transaction, citing the exceptional investment opportunity and strategic location of the property for Laundy Hotels.

Tyler Talbot of Knight Frank said there was strong demand for quality boutique assets in the sub-$50 million range, despite the challenging market conditions.

The property’s potential for mixed-use development added to its attractiveness as an investment, he said.

Property Bank Australia has recently sold other assets, including 51 Berry Street, North Sydney, for $66.3 million to a Hong Kong buyer in 2022, and 53 Berry Street, North Sydney, for $54 million to the Lederer Group the previous year.