As the housing boom continues, landlords of large format retail property are set to cash in, with the latest report suggesting that rents will rise over the short to medium term as an upturn in demand outweighs the impact of new supply additions.

In its latest forecast, industry research firm BIS Shrapnel says it expects investment in the sector (which is formerly known as the ‘bulky goods’ sector and includes the likes of Bunnings, Mitre 10, IKEA and Masters) to deliver returns which exceed those of many other property sectors. Return on investment…