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Sydney

Cinemas are Sydney’s property stars, with one sold and one on the market

Beverly Hills Cinemas and Subway Restaurant has sold for $6.5 million at an approx. net yield of 9.36% to a private investor, while Cronulla Cinema and Retail Complex is currently on the market


​SYDNEY, 12 September, 2014 – Cinemas are Sydney’s property stars, with one cinema sold and one currently on the market. Beverly Hills Cinemas and Subway Restaurant has sold for $6.5 million at an approx. net yield of 9.36% to a local private investor. Cronulla Cinema and Retail Complex is also currently up for sale. 

JLL’s Director of Sales and Investments for South Sydney, Michael Ajaka, and Director of Sales and Investments for the City Fringe and Greater Sydney, Ari Danas, handled the sale of the Beverly Hills Cinemas and Subway Restaurant, located at 447-453 King Georges Road, Beverly Hills. The site is sized at approx. 1,450 sqm and features six cinemas.  

According to Mr Ajaka, this is the first Australian cinema sale in 12 months or more. “As far as we’ve seen, this is the first cinema to be sold in Australia in at least a year. We received enquiries from local investors as well as offshore. The strong interest highlights the value of cinemas as part of an entertainment asset class – particularly in a great location such as this,” said Mr Ajaka. 

Greater Union, trading as Beverly Hills Cinemas, and Subway Restaurant are a part of the local entertainment precinct, located in the heart of a long-established café and restaurant district within the St George Area. Beverly Hills Cinemas has been operating for over 30 years and was renovated in 2008.

According to Mr Danas, “This is a solid, long-term investment in a unique entertainment and retail asset with two flagship national tenants on long-term leases.”

Mr Ajaka and Mr Danas are also currently managing the sale process of the Cronulla Cinema and Retail Complex, another entertainment and retail-based asset well-located in the popular beachside suburb, and said they are in discussions with several interested parties. 

Mr Ajaka said, “Both Beverly Hills and Cronulla Cinemas are head-leased by Greater Union, with Cronulla offering a variety of blue-chip tenants including McDonald’s, Boost Juice, Tree of Life and several other tenancies with long-term leases. 

“The Cronulla Cinema and Retail Complex is in a landmark, multi-level building at the entrance of Cronulla Plaza, in the area’s main beachside retail precinct,” said Mr Ajaka.

Cronulla is a beachside suburb in Southern Sydney, approx. 26 kilometres south of the Sydney CBD. It is a popular food and entertainment destination for locals and visitors. The suburb is easily accessible from Princes Highway and General Holmes Drive. Cronulla railway station and beaches are just minutes’ walk from the property.