CBD Offices Shaping Up as a 2-Speed Market

ACCORDING TO the latest quarterly report from JLL (AFR: 14 July p35), the Australian CBD office scene was in much better shape, as at the end of June this year.

However, it was only Sydney and Melbourne that displayed any marked improvement.

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Answers For Commercial Property Investors

MANY OF YOU are now Members and therefore, already receive my Property Briefings podcasts each month. But if you're not, you can simply join here or by clicking on the orange logo above -- because Membership is FREE.

Anyway, I've been regularly receiving requests about providing access to transcripts for the various Episodes -- which number more than 120 so far.

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CBD Office Markets Vary Greatly

THIS IS CERTAINLY a two-speed story, according to the Property Council's most recent Office Market Report.

The vacancy rate in Perth currently sits at around 20%; with office rentals down about 40% since there 2012 peak.

Sydney saw a 100,000 sqm take-up in the 12 months to December -- which is three times its historical average. And the demand for office space was also strong for Melbourne.

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Are We Now Finally Seeing a Retail Revival?

A RECENT ARTICLE in the Financial Review (11 January, page 32) summarised the influx of overseas retailers, who are about to launch new stores within Australia this year.

The key locations being: Melbourne (18), Sydney (10), Brisbane (8) and Perth (4).

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Have You Sorted Out Your Holiday Reading Yet?

ABOUT TWO WEEKS ago, my latest book was launched on Amazon. And I gave first look at it to everyone who had bought some of my training materials in the past -- as well as, to my Inner Circle.

Anyway over the past fortnight, the book reached #1 in its category on the Amazon Best Sellers List for Australia; and made it up to #11 on their US Best Sellers List.

So, it seems to have already gained some traction.

And as well as the book being available in Kindle format for your iPad or Tablet ... you can also download it as a PDF version to your computer or laptop, if you prefer.

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The Truth Behind Falling Office Workspace Ratios

THE QUESTION IS: Have the major corporate tenants been "sold a pup"? Or have their Financial Controllers merely been focusing upon cost savings, rather than employee productivity?

Why not watch this short video and then, make up your own mind?

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Commercial Property Briefings Straight to Your iPad

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A NUMBER OF YOU who follow these articles, also receive my regular Podcasts.

As you're probably aware, these have been coming out weekly for the past two years -- and are completely FREE. Therefore, you can now listen to well over 100 of these podcasts covering a wide range of topics.

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Commercial Property Should Regain Some Normality

SEVERAL RECENT ARTICLES in the Financial Review have flagged a slowdown in Asian money flowing into the Australian property market.

And that is principally as a result of China clamping down on capital movements out of the country.

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CBD Office Markets: June 2015

A DETAILED SURVEY on the current state of the CBD Office markets by Jones Lang LaSalle was recently reported in the Australian Financial Review (16 July 2015).

And as you can see from the table below, there are now significant disparities among the CBD Office markets around Australia.

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Negotiating is a Learned Skill

Negotiation

IT WOULD BE FAIR TO SAY I’ve lost count of the number of times people ask me about the secrets for a Successful Negotiation.

And so, you might care to watch this short Video … to gain a quick understanding of the three Key Elements which underpin every negotiation.

Because, once you know how to Negotiate … this will provide you with your ultimate Passport to Success. [Read more…]

Why Choose Commercial Property Over Residential?

Commercial

OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS the question every residential investor asks … whenever they are considering the transition across to Commercial property.

However, you will quickly discover the reasons are rather compelling. [Read more…]