Archives for March 2009

CBD Office Markets

CBD Office Sales

CBD Office Sales


As a result of the global financial crisis … sales of Melbourne CBD Offices fell in 2008 (to $425.2m) from the level achieved in 2007 (of $850.9m) — according to research released by CBRE.

Institutional buyers and REITs have virtually withdrawn from the market … leaving private syndicates, wealthy families and overseas buyers to transact most of the deals.
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Bring along your Friend, Spouse or Partner?

The question has been raised as to whether you could bring along a “significant other” with you to attend the full-day Workshop on Saturday 4 April?

And over the years, I’ve found some of the most successful results have been achieved when people act as an Investment team. So, the answer is a resounding … “Yes!

But given the turbulent times, I’m happy to play my part in helping you out.

Simply enrol yourself and you can then bring along your “Investment Partner” absolutely FREE.

That’s how serious I am about seeing you gain the upper hand in the current market.

Looking into the Future for CBD Offices

An earlier post outlined my view on how the various CBD Office Markets would perform around Australia.

Future CBD Office Vacancies

Future CBD Office Vacancies


And a report by the ANZ Bank (in yesterday’s Financial Review) pretty much confirmed that previous advice.

Interestingly, their take on the level of vacancies is that it will not reach anything as bad as the 1990s.

But Perth, Brisbane and Sydney will be the most affected … and slowest to recover.

Are You Passing Up A Truly Great Opportunity?

Only every 18-20 years do you get the chance to take advantage of the Commercial Property market, when it’s in a state of flux!

As such, this year’s full-day Property Workshop (on Saturday 4 April) is probably even more important than in past years — to help you to gain that upper hand.

But remember, the “Early Bird” discount expires — if you are not enrolled by this Sunday.

Therefore, if you haven’t done so already … make sure you grab your self a seat over the weekend.

Demand Finally Surfaces!

The pent-up demand for housing serves to underline that this downturn is more like the credit squeeze of the mid-1970s, than the recession of the early 1990s.

It’s principally a confidence thing.

Surge in 1st Home-Buyer Activity

Surge in 1st Home-Buyer Activity


However, the recent surge in purchases by first-home buyers confirms that with the encouragement of low interest rates and government hand-outs … the buyers will play their part.

More importantly, the flow-on effect throughout the construction industry will give our economy a much needed lift.

“Early Bird” Discount Ends on 15 March

This year’s annual Property Workshop may not be until Saturday 4 April … but the “Early Bird” discount ends this weekend.

It’s being held at the Athenaeum Club in the Melbourne CBD.

And given the opportunities that are starting to emerge in the current market … have a read of what you’ll cover, and then make sure you grab yourself a seat at the Workshop.

Victoria is Starting to Shine

Victoria may not have grown as fast as Queensland and WA over the whole of 2008.

December Quarter Growth Figures

December Quarter Growth Figures


However, it far outstripped every other State for the December — once the full impact of the global turmoil had started to take effect.

And as mentioned in an earlier posting … the positive impact of the Bush Fire Relief funds will certainly help to shore up Victoria’s position even further.

Property Workshop 2009 ~ Here are the Details …

chris-seated-sqThis year’s Annual Workshop is set down for Saturday 4 April at the Athenaeum Club, 87 Collins Street in Melbourne — and the booking arrangements are now in place.

Come along and learn first hand about a proven 9-Step Investment Formula for Commercial Property — and you can find out now, exactly what you will be covering on the day.

Also you will see there’s an “early-bird” discount there for you, if you’re quick to enrol. And of course, I would love to catch up with you there.

But even if can’t make it along — just have a read anyway.

And if you think the Workshop sounds worthwhile … make sure that you Digg-it. And feel free to share it with any of your friends or colleagues as well.