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.

Investment Strategy

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
  • Have the capacity to be expanded over time

Property Portfolio

APPF Retail's property portfolio comprises interest in 11 predominantly Major-Regional shopping centres, with approximately 2,700 tenants.

The Fund was recognised as the number one global retail fund (listed and unlisted) across 136 retail fund entities globally in the 2018 GRESB assessment. 

Lendlease Advantage

APPF 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:

Macarthur Square

New South Wales

The A$257 million redevelopment transformed the asset into south-west Sydney’s largest shopping centre. It will include approximately 15,000 square metres of additional 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.

Lakeside Joondalup

Western Australia

The A$260 million redevelopment created one of the largest shopping centres in Western Australia. This transformed the centre into a 99,700 square metre 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.

Craigieburn Central


Located in one of the fastest growing suburbs in Melbourne, the Lendlease built 61,400 square metre 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 per cent of the asset.

Responsible Property Investment

APPF 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.
APPF Retail has participated in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) since 2011. 

The Fund was ranked first across 136 global retail funds and first in 15 retail-specific unlisted funds in Australia in the 2018 GRESB assessment. The Fund was also ranked 5th out of all 874 global participants.

   2011 2017 2018  2018 CHANGE
GRESB Scores        
Overall Score  63% 93% 96%  +3%
Management & Policy  74% 99% 99%  No Change
Implementation & Measurement  59% 91% 95%  +4%
GRESB Rankings        
All GRESB participants  41 of 339 12 of 823 5 of 874 ↑ 7 places
Global, retail  12 of 67 6 of 138 1 of 136  ↑ 5 places
Oceania, retail  - 2 of 12 1 of 15  ↑ 1 place

Green Building Certification
Green building ratings for each asset as at 31 December 2018 are disclosed below:

                                               NABERS ENERGY
waste recycling
Cairns Central, QLD  - 4.5  5 3 4  28% 40%
Caneland Central, QLD  4 Star 4.5  5 3.5 3.5  28% 30%
Harbour Town Gold Coast, QLD  - 3.5  5 3 3  39% 45%
Sunshine Plaza, QLD  - 4  4.5 3.5 4  47% 50%
Westfield Carindale, QLD  4 Star 4  4 3.5 3  37% 40%
Erina Fair, NSW  - 4  5 3.5 3.5  58% 60% 
Macarthur Square, NSW  - 4  4 3.5 3.5  27% 40%
CS Square, VIC  - 2  3 4 4  23% 40%
Craigieburn Central, VIC  4 Star 4.5  4.5 4.5 5  28% 45%
Westfield Marion, SA  - 4 4 3.5 3 49% 50%
Lakeside Joondalup, WA  4 Star 4.5  5 2.5 3  35% 40%


 4.5 3.74 4  38%  45%
1New development/ centre redevelopments are certified using the Green Star rating system. Ratings only apply to the developed area portion of the asset.
2 Reported NABERS Energy performance and targets exclude GreenPower.
3 Waste recycling performance as at 30 September 2018.
4Area and equity adjusted portfolio average performance.