Australian Prime Property Fund Retail
Established in 1989, the Lendlease managed Australian Prime Property Fund Retail (APPF Retail) is a core wholesale unlisted property trust, allowing institutional investors to benefit from exposure to a portfolio of prime direct retail properties across Australia. The Fund seeks to deliver its target return and superior risk adjusted core returns to unit holders through the long term ownership, development and repositioning of quality diversified, predominantly core Australian retail real estate assets.
The Fund invests in predominantly quality Major-Regional and Regional shopping centres across Australia, which:
- Are key retail facilities in their trade area;
- Exhibit above average market characteristics; and
- Have the capacity to be expanded over time.
Property PortfolioAPPF Retail is the largest wholesale retail fund in the Australian market with gross assets of circa A$5 billion.
Its property portfolio comprises interest in 12 predominantly Major-Regional shopping centres, with circa 2,800 tenants.
The Fund was recognised as the number two regional retail fund across 15 retail specific funds in Australia in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey.
Lendlease AdvantageAPPF Retail leverages Lendlease’s integrated end-to-end business model, providing asset management, development, construction and project management expertise.
Critical to the management of these centres is the master-planning process which is a preferred and proven growth model that incorporates the needs of the current retail asset and the surrounding community.
Recent and current APPF Retail projects that have been, or are being developed and constructed by Lendlease include:
New South Wales
The A$240 million redevelopment will create south-west Sydney’s largest shopping centre. It will include approximately 16,000sqm of retail space, 45 new specialty stores, a new spacious al fresco dining precinct, in addition to the region’s first H&M and a newly refurbished David Jones department store. APPF Retail owns 50% of the asset.
The A$330 million redevelopment created the largest shopping centre in Western Australia. This transformed the centre into a 100,100sqm GLA Major-Regional asset. It included a 12,000sqm Myer, Perth’s first next generation Coles, an Aldi supermarket, Western Australia’s first H&M store, and 800 additional parking spaces. APPF Retail owns 50% of the asset, alongside a mandate client.
Located in one of the fastest growing suburbs in Melbourne, the Lendlease built 65,000sqm shopping centre includes: three supermarkets - Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, two discount department stores - Big W and Target, a diverse range of specialty, service and convenience stores as well as over 2,600 car spaces. APPF Retail owns 75% of the asset.
Responsible Property InvestmentAPPF Retail has a vision to be recognised as the leader in the delivery of ESG outcomes in the Australian unlisted property sector. It acknowledges the sustainability aspirations of the broader Lendlease Group and is aligned with Lendlease’s key sustainability objectives.
The Fund has had a Responsible Property Investment strategy in place since 2009.
The Fund was ranked second across 15 retail specific funds in Australia in the 2016 GRESB assessment. The Fund was also ranked 22nd out of all 759 global participants.
|Overall Score||63%||88%||88%||No change|
|Management & Policy||74%||98%||92%||-6%|
|Implementation & Measurement||59%||84%||87%||+3%|
|All GRESB participants||41 of 339||9 of 707||22 of 759||↓ 13 places|
|Global, retail||12 of 67||2 of 123||6 of 129||↓ 4 places|
|Oceania, retail||-||1 of 13||2 of 15||↓ 1 place|
|ASSET||GREEN STAR DESIGN/AS-BUILT RATING1||CURRENT RATING||2018 TARGET||CURRENT RATING||2018 TARGET|
|Cairns Central, QLD||-||4.0||4.5||N/A3||4.0|
|Caneland Central, QLD||4 Star||4.5||4.5||4.0||4.0|
|CS Square, VIC||-||1.0||3.5||4.0||4.0|
|Craigieburn Central, VIC||4 Star||4.5||4.0||4.5||4.5|
|Erina Fair, NSW||-||4.0||4.5||3.0||4.0|
|Harbour Town Gold Coast, QLD||-||1.5||3.5||N/A4||4.0|
|Lakeside Joondalup, WA||4 Star||4.5||4.0||2.5||3.0|
|Macarthur Square, NSW||-||4.5||5.0||3.0||4.0|
|Sunshine Plaza, QLD||-||3.5||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Westfield Carindale, QLD||4 Star||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.0|
|Westfield Marion, SA||-||4.0||4.0||2.5||3.0|
|1 New developments/centre redevelopments are certified using the Green Star rating system. Ratings only apply to the area under development.|
|2 Reported NABERS Energy performance and targets exclusive of GreenPower.|
|3 NABERS Water rating not available due to lack of metering on municipal recycled water or bore water supply.|
|4 NABERS Water rating not available due to utility metering issue.|
|5 NABERS Water rating not possible due to shared services with 420 George Street, Sydney.|
|6 Area and equity adjusted portfolio average performance, including prior ratings, but excluding unrated assets.|