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The week in global real estate - 26 January 2021

The week in global real estate  26 January 2021

A weekly update of the biggest real estate news from around the globe.


  • Linkcity Australia is planning an $80M 11-storey commercial building in Sydney, Australia. The 18,000 sqm development will have six levels of office space with floor plates of 2,800 sqm. More info here.
  • The Commercial Union Chambers office building in Melbourne, Australia has sold for $40M. The 3,267 sqm building has nine levels of office, retail space and basement car park. The building is anchored by Alibaba. More info here.
  • Icon Developments and Zagame Group are planning an $80M commercial office building in Yarra, Australia. The 10-storey building will include 6,868 sqm office space, ground floor retail, 66 car parks and 38 bicycle spaces. More info here.
  • Meal provider Freshly has leased 8,575 sqm in New York. They will occupy two levels in the 16-story building as their new headquarters. More info here.
  • The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have announced the best tall buildings for 2021. More info here.


  • Penta Properties has started construction on a $65M cold storage facility in Toronto. The 26,012 sqm facility is purpose-built for Sierra and includes 23,225 sqm of storage space and 2,787 sqm processing space. Construction will be completed in 2022. More info here.


  • Urbanspace is opening its sixth food hall in New York. The food hall will be on the ground floor of a 29-storey office building, occupying 1,367 sqm. The hall will include 16 vendors. More info here.

Hotel and tourism

  • Property Markets Group and E11even partners are planning a 65-storey hotel tower in Miami, Florida. The 400-unit development will include a wellness centre, gourmet food hall, sports lounge, and 1,858 sqm multi-level pool and club area. More info here.
  • The TWA hotel in New York has won the best design and best development in the Commercial Property Executive 2020 awards. The 512-unit hotel includes a 4,645 sqm event centre, 929 sqm fitness centre, and 18,580 sqm of open public space. More info here.
  • The Citizen Hotel in Tucson, USA is set to be renovated to a boutique hotel. The 10-bedroom hotel will be a wine-centric hotel with a 464 sqm tasting room. The renovation will cost $2.5M. More info here.


  • Rastegar Property Co launched a $200M REIT that will invest in multifamily properties in Texas. The fund will target old multifamily properties and renovate them to modern standards. More info here.
  • Star Entertainment Group will begin construction in February of a 63-storey residential and hotel tower in Broadbeach, Australia. The $400M tower will include 210 hotel rooms and 457 apartments. More info here.
  • Meriton is planning the second stage of their $3B Eastgardens residential development in Sydney. The $115M stage includes two high rise residential buildings with 383 units and ground-floor retail. Meriton also purchased a 2.7 ha site for $68.5M. More info here.
  • Brookfield Residential Properties has gained approval for a $141M residential tower in Brisbane. The 19-level tower will include 150 units and ground-floor retail space. The tower is the next stage in their $1.3B Portside Wharf Project. More info here.
  • Construction has started on a $10M senior living apartment building in Harrison, USA. The development is converting a former elementary school building to create 30 units. Rents will vary between $285 and $850. More info here.


  • Frasers Property has set a net-zero carbon commitment by 2050. They are also aiming for 80% of their owned and managed assets to be green certified by 2024, with new developments certified by 2021. More info here.

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Renee Lintott

Strategic Analyst


Renee was the recipient of the Blair Hargrave/Colliers  Scholarship in 2019 before joining the  Strategic Advisory team as an analyst in the same year. Renee worked part time in the team for 2 years whilst completing  her tertiary qualifications and joined full time in mid 2021. 

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