So called Mum and Dad investors are starting to look outside Australias weakeningresidential sectorfor a place to grow their cash.

Longer leases on commercial property and greater income certainty, combined with the relatively small liability on outgoings, have made the commercial sector an attractive proposition for astute adults making investments through self-managed super funds (SMSF).

They are also navigating their way around banks lending restrictions through peer-to-peer lending, further boosting their investment prospects.

There are currently 597,000 SMSFs in Australia with combined assets of about A$700 billion, representing about one-third of Australias total superannuation sector, according to the Australian Tax Office.

Its records also show that over the five years to 30 June 2017, the number of these funds grew by 5 percent each year, and in the five years to March 2017, commercial property SMSF investment grew nearly 47 percent to A$78.2 billion.

As knowledge-sharing grows and the number of seminars and other information platforms that target mum and dad investors increases, so does their financial muscle, says Marty Janes, Head of Metropolitan Sales in Australia for JLL.

Mums and Dads have always aspired to invest beyond the family home and residential historically has always been seen as the safe harbour, given it was what they knew. But they are getting more educated now and growing the confidence to invest in higher value property asset classes.

The growing presence of Mums and Dads in commercial property is writ large in theservice station marketwhere they are increasingly trading among themselves on assets valued between A$2.5 million and A$6 million.

The number of private buyers bidding for service stations outnumber larger investment funds, says Janes, adding that it is not unusual to see family members pool their funds so they can bid for higher value assets where there is less competition among buyers.

Strong covenants make service stations an appealing investment compared to non-real estate assets, says Dylan McEvoy, a Director in JLLs Metropolitan Markets Sales & Investments team.

We are seeing more and more Mums and Dads coming out of residential and equity stock markets and looking at service stations. They get long leases of typically 15 years with top-tier tenants, plus 5 to 6 percent returns for assets in Sydney. Its a strong proposition.

In Albion Park, just over 100km south of Sydney, a service station where 7 Eleven is two years into a 15-year lease with options, sold earlier this year for A$5.95 million, delivering the vendor a yield of 6 percent.

Another 7 Eleven-occupied service station in Sydneys lower north shore suburb of Lane Cove, sold more recently for A$4.4 million. Its favourable location made it a compelling buy despite only having three years remaining on the lease, according to McEvoy.

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