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New Apartments in Adelaide CBD area fetch higher rental yields than Sydney & Melbourne

19th October 2017

Rental yields for new apartments in Adelaide City, or the innermost locality of Greater Adelaide, are beating Melbourne and Sydney, according to the latest Urbis Intelligence Report.

 

Adelaide City has a unit rental yield of 5.4 per cent, which is 0.9 per cent higher than Metropolitan Adelaide’s average of 4.5 per cent.

Metropolitan Sydney has an average gross yield 3.8 per cent while Metropolitan Melbourne has 4.1 per cent gross yield, according to data sourced from APM PriceFinder.

“Adelaide is very affordable compared to other Australian cities and the yields are also outpacing their eastern seaboard counterparts,” said Alex Stuart, associate director at Urbis.

Stuart added that Adelaide’s CBD apartment market was booming with buyers cashing in on the boom times.

Both owner occupiers and investors are active, with West Franklin witnessing multiple purchases.

The first stage of West Franklin is located on the corner of Elizabeth and Franklin Streets and has 271 apartments spread across two towers of 20 and 18 storeys each.

The project is also close to the bio-medical precinct, China Town and Central Markets, which would mean strong rental demand.

APM PriceFinder’s data also shows that Adelaide City’s new apartment products are attracting significantly higher weekly rental rates.

The median weekly rental rate for new one and two bedroom apartments are higher than existing apartments.

For a one-bedroom unit, the median weekly rental rate is $380 per week, which is 21 per cent higher than an existing one bedroom apartment ($315).

Similarly, new two-bedroom apartments have a median rental of $460, well above the $430 for existing apartments.

“Over the past five years, the new apartment market in Adelaide has been strong with population growth having helped underpin demand in the inner city,” Stuart added, pointing to a trend towards higher density living.

Jobs are increasingly located in the city centre which is where professionals like to live.

Residential facilities in the podium area, adjoining the two towers include a wet edged pool, gym, a landscaped barbecue area exclusive cinema and shared library/office.

The north tower’s level 20 boasts a roof top terrace and bar, indoor/outdoor seating and fireplace for residents.

Construction is underway with Stage one due to be completed early 2019.