Australian Financial Review, 10 Aug 2017

“Blundy-backed Aventus defies retail gloom with surge in leasing.

The Aventus Retail Property Fund, defied the gloom spreading across retailing and retail property with a record year of leasing activity as it lifted occupancy rates to 98.7 per cent across its $1.8 billion-strong portfolio of 22 homemaker centres.

Backed by retail billionaire and co-founder Brett Blundy, Aventus negotiated 133 leasing deals covering 107,000 square metres of lettable area over the past financial year, a 50 per cent increase on the prior year, with leasing spreads positive and incentives low.

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