​Being Creative Transforms Commercial Property Deals

Creativity brings massive rewards, at virtually no cost.PRICES may be rather attractive at the moment, but the days of quick-and-easy financing are over.

Furthermore, the tight credit market is making it tough for some investors to secure loans.

Nonetheless, with a little creativity and preparation, you can often bring otherwise-doubtful funding options within your reach. [Read more…]

Commercial Property Attracting Overseas Buyers

Melbourne Ofices in hot demand by overseas investorsACCORDING to a recent report by Property Watch, overseas investors appear to be strongly buying Office buildings, within Docklands and the CBD of Melbourne.

Currently, these Office purchases account for around 36% of all very major deals being transacted — and they seem to be driven by Melbourne having the 2nd lowest vacancy rate, after Perth. [Read more…]

How Will the RBA’s Decision Affect Commercial Property?

NOT EVERYONE was expecting the RBA to further ease the cash rate, when its Board met this week.

Some felt the Board would simply “keep its power dry”, and just wait to see how the outcome of the 17 June election in Greece unfolded.

Some economists like Saul Eslake (of Merrill Lynch) felt that the $2.5 billion of cash payments by way of government compensation for the carbon tax, would serve as “enough stimulus” for now.

But maybe, such thinking took too simplistic a view of things. [Read more…]

Emerging Trends in Commercial Property

Traditional Family Businesses have changed over time.SINCE THE 1800s, there has been a procession of younger family members joining long-established family businesses.

Traditionally, it has been sons following in their father’s footsteps.

But things started to change during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when you saw more daughters taking up the challenge, and also joining the family firm. [Read more…]

Time for Some Contrary Thinking with Your Commercial Property Investing

View the current Opportunity for what it is.AMIDST ALL the recent doom and gloom, major global banks are quietly alerting their clients to prepare for a sharemarket surge, if Greece exits the Euro-zone.

That’s because they believe world authorities will be flooding international markets with massive liquidity.

And given the G8 Communique from Camp David, this may well occur anyway — just to keep Greece within the fold. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: Decisions … Decisions?

With Commercial Property you have so many choicesIT’S INTERESTING how many investors seem to “graduate” to Commercial property, after first starting out with residential property.

But when you think about it … that’s probably an understandable progression.

So, why would you Purchase Commercial Property?

Once you grasp even the basics of Commercial property, you quickly discover its NET yield is 2 to 3 times that of residential property. But more importantly, your tenants seem to stay 4 to 5 times longer. [Read more…]

City Office Markets Starting To Reclaim Their Pre-GFC Values

Office Values heading back to pre-GFC LevelsIT HAS TAKEN almost 4 years … but 2012 should see the prime Office markets in Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide expunge the capital value lost through the GFC — according to CBRE research.

In turn, this will impact upon their suburban Office markets as well.

But it might take until 2016 before Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra are able to recoup that same lost ground. [Read more…]