The Office Market Crown is Set to Move to Melbourne

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SYDNEY HAS traditionally claimed to be the largest office market, with the greatest office space take-up each year.

However, more corporate tenants leased space in Melbourne during the second half of last year, then any other capital city. In fact … 110,000 sqm more space than they actually vacated. [Read more…]

You Need to Look Behind The Economic Data

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A NUMBER of journalists and economic pundits seem to have been focussing solely upon the latest GDP figures.

However, the recent NAB monthly business survey appears to contradict concerns about the shaky household consumption sector – where the main concerns seem to relate to past issues.

Mainly things like … the end of the mining boom, resulting in a collapse of wage growth. [Read more…]

Understanding Total Returns


ONLY RECENTLY, I shared some thoughts with my Mentor group. And they related to the Total Returns investors tend to expect from commercial property.

Here is a graph that appeared late last year in the Australian Financial Review. And it depicts the combination of Income Return and Capital Growth. [Read more…]

Why are Young Couples Flocking to Commercial Property?

IN HIS BOOK Rich Dad Poor Dad, Richard Kiyosaki tells us: “You must know the difference between an asset and liability, and buy assets.”

Because “assets put money in your pocket.” Whereas, liabilities continually take money out of your pocket.

On that basis, you quickly realise your family home is therefore considered a liability — rather than an asset, or an investment. [Read more…]

How Will Trump’s Win Affect Commercial Property?

Trump and Commercial Property

WHILE THE WORLD may be stunned by Donald Trump’s win, you’ll most likely find things will not be nearly as bad as everyone thinks.

And that’s reflected in the huge rebound in the stock market — once investors began studying his policies in more depth.

How did Trump achieve the Win?

In many respects, the media is responsible for the outcome — because so much airplay was given to his outlandish rhetoric. [Read more…]

The Office Scene Revisited

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I gave you an overview of the CBD Office scene around Australia. And that explained there was a 2-speed market between Sydney & Melbourne, and the other capital-city CBDs.

Now the Property Council of Australia has come out with its latest Office Market Report -- as of June 2016.

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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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