Sydney’s Inner West sees unusual hotel sale

03 December, 2018 by Craig Hawtin-Butcher

Real estate agency HTL Property has confirmed the sale of Sydney’s multi-level Salisbury Hotel in the Inner-West suburb of Stanmore.

The unusual sale sees the Salisbury Hotel pass into unnamed hands through the ‘equity refresh’ model.

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“We are seeing the equity refresh model gain greater frequency,” said HTL’s Dan Dragicevich, “with recent examples including the sale of the Allawah Hotel in Sydney’s South-West for around $30m illustrative of this less traditional but equally effective exit model.”

The agreed price for the freehold hotel was not disclosed, with HTL only revealing “the price achieved was consistent with the earlier guidance given.”

The Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore

Ground floor at The Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore

 

The hotel, last sold in 2015 for around $8.5m, underwent a strategic capital expenditure program to reposition the business.

“Our private equity styled clients, led by Brendan Madden’s L90 Capital, engaged us to operate a national EOI sale process which attracted inter-state interest,” said Dragicevich, “and ultimately extracted from the investor landscape new equity, which sought to retain the existing management structure.”

Comprising multiple street frontages, the three storey Salisbury Hotel is less than 100m from Stanmore Train Station and was sold following a public EOI campaign.

“Suburbs such as Stanmore which are situated within 10mins of the Sydney CBD are readily attractive to investors who are seeking to match cash flow generating hospitality functions with AAA grade commercial property investment,” said HTL’s Andrew Jolliffe.

While enjoying a rejuvenated bar, restaurant and gaming facilities, the Salisbury Hotel hadn’t taken advantage of the accommodation options over the top two floors.

“Notwithstanding the surfeit of short stay accommodation options in the development pipeline for Sydney, fringe CBD suburbs remain under-resourced in terms of room inventory; and properties such as The Salisbury Hotel remain well placed to capitalise on the need for a range of accommodation options to meet both tourism and business based short-stay requirements,” said Jolliffe.

The Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore

Bar area at The Salisbury Hotel, Stanmore