Property goals! Footy superstar Dustin Martin goes on a $14million spending spree – buying three houses in a ritzy Melbourne suburb on the same street
- Dustin Martin has gone on a $14million property spending spree in Melbourne
- The AFL superstar has snapped up six houses in trendy inner-city suburbs
- The 29-year-old bought three redeveloped warehouses on one street for $6m
AFL superstar Dustin Martin has gone on a property spending spree splashing $14million in trendy Melbourne suburbs.
Martin, who signed a contract extension with Richmond in 2017 worth $1.1million per season, has been investing some of that salary into property, recently buying $6million worth on one street.
The 29-year-old’s manager says Dusty is using his national profile and lucrative sponsorships with Bonds and Nike to set up a post-footy career, likening him to some of global sport’s biggest names.
‘(He is) not only one of the best players that has ever played the game, he is probably the most bankable sports brand in Australia,’ Martin’s manager Ralph Carr told the Herald Sun.
‘I always thought with the right support and guidance he would become Australia’s Michael Jordan or David Beckham.’
Dustin Martin has gone on a $14million property shopping spree including this re-designed warehouse in Richmond
Martin and his manager bought three developed warehouses in Richmond for a combined $6million
Martin is looking to set himself up post-footy using his $1.1million per season salary to invest in houses around the Victorian capital
Martin and model Jessica Gomes (pictured) are believed to have been dating for several weeks and have been spotted around Melbourne at restaurants and bars
The three-time premiership winner has been investing in property around his footy team’s area of Richmond, buying three redeveloped warehouses on Butler Street for a combined $6million.
The suburb, close to the Melbourne Cricket Ground where he’s won three Norm Smith medals as best on ground in the grand final, was formerly an industrial hub but now has some unique properties on offer.
Martin and Carr, who are close friends as well as business partners, have started a company together and purchased the properties under that title.
Martin bought this converted warehouse for $2.2million – one of three properties on Butler St
It’s not known whether Martin will turn the warehouses into single homes or develop the sought-after locations into units
Dustin Martin is a current Bonds model, while Jessica Gomes (pictured) has represented the brand in the past and it’s believed they may have met while doing a shoot
They paid $2.915million for a re-designed warehouse on Butler Street, a narrow road just off the busy Victoria Street 2018.
They also bought two other properties worth $2.2million and $1.275million on the same road.
The biggest deal they’ve done together was their most recent, a massive $4.8million for a huge home in Abbotsford, another surging suburb in value and popularity.
The warehouses back onto quiet Butler Street from the busy Victoria Street
Martin is a three-time premiership winner and Norm Smith medallist for the Tigers
They own another house in the leafy area that lines the Yarra River which they paid $3million for in 2018.
Martin’s six-house, $14million portfolio provides another insight into the private life of the AFL’s biggest star.
Martin is believed to be dating swimsuit model Jessica Gomes as the pair have been repeatedly spotted together in Melbourne.
He is currently in New Zealand visiting his deported bikie father after a concussion last week forced him to sit out.
He return from New Zealand in the coming days and is expected to play for the Tigers next weekend after serving his mandatory 12 days off for concussion.