Jobs queen and richlister Sarina Russo has renewed a push to let out her luxury apartment by slashing the rent dramatically.
Jobs queen and richlister Sarina Russo has renewed a push to let out her luxury apartment by slashing the rent dramatically.

Jobs queen Sarina Russo takes rental hit

JOBS queen Sarina Russo has embarked on a renewed push to rent out one of her luxury Brisbane CBD apartments.

The richlister has slashed the advertised lease price for the three-bedroom, three-bathroom pad from $1800 a week to $1500 a week.

An apartment in Riparian Plaza owned by Sarina Russo in the Brisbane CBD is up for rent. Image: CoreLogic.
An apartment in Riparian Plaza owned by Sarina Russo in the Brisbane CBD is up for rent. Image: CoreLogic.

The 283 sqm apartment comes fully furnished and is located in the sought-after Riparian Plaza skyscraper at 4105/71 Eagle Street.

Records shows the entrepreneur and founder of the Sarina Russo Group has amassed an impressive portfolio of residential properties, including this one.

Inside the apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, which is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.
Inside the apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, which is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.

 

The apartment offers sweeping views of the Brisbane River and beyond. Image: CoreLogic.
The apartment offers sweeping views of the Brisbane River and beyond. Image: CoreLogic.

She snapped up the Riparian Plaza apartment from a family member for $389,000 back in 2011, according to CoreLogic records.

It has been rented out ever since, at times earning as much as $2000 a week.

 

This apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.
This apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.

 

This apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.
This apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.

The apartment has river and city views, a master bedroom with a walk-through wardrobe, ensuite and a large balcony.

There are two more large bedrooms with ensuites - both with baths.

The kitchen features a glass splashback offering spectacular views, along with gas cooking and quality appliances.

The view from the kitchen in the apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, which is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.
The view from the kitchen in the apartment at 4105/71 Eagle St, Brisbane CBD, which is for rent. Image: CoreLogic.

 

The apartment offers incredible views from almost every room. Image: CoreLogic.
The apartment offers incredible views from almost every room. Image: CoreLogic.

 

The huge living area opens onto a large balcony, with a built-in gas barbecue.

The apartment also comes with two secure car parks and a separate powder room and laundry.

Shared amenities include a private, river-facing entry foyer with 10m high ceilings, 24-hour security personnel and concierge services, a huge indoor/outdoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room and gym, function rooms and an outdoor barbecue area.

 

The spa in Riparian Plaza in Brisbane CBD. Image: CoreLogic.
The spa in Riparian Plaza in Brisbane CBD. Image: CoreLogic.

 

Ms Russo recently splashed out on a home in trendy New Farm with her nephew, Andrew Pennisi.

Records show the pair paid $2.175 million for the split-level house at 10 Griffith Street in November last year.

 

The house Sarina Russo bought at 10 Griffith St, New Farm.
The house Sarina Russo bought at 10 Griffith St, New Farm.

 

The home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a pool and two outdoor entertaining areas.

Ms Russo also owns an apartment in the same Brisbane CBD building where former prime minister Kevin Rudd and Therese Rein own a penthouse.

 

Inside the house Sarina Russo bought in New Farm.
Inside the house Sarina Russo bought in New Farm.

 

Records show Ms Russo paid $2 million for the apartment in Admiralty Quays at 32 Macrossan Street in 2000.

The Courier-Mail revealed last month that Mr Rudd and Ms Rein were open to buyers for their luxurious penthouse.

Originally published as Jobs queen Sarina Russo takes rental hit

One of three bedrooms in the apartment. Image: CoreLogic.
One of three bedrooms in the apartment. Image: CoreLogic.
The spa and sauna in the Riparian building at 71 Eagle St, Brisbane. Image: CoreLogic.
The spa and sauna in the Riparian building at 71 Eagle St, Brisbane. Image: CoreLogic.

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