The Time Has Now Come …

h3. “And I decided to Make the Move, as of 1 July!”

You would already be aware … that I merged the entire business of Gardner & Lang with GrayJohnson, in May 2005.

And that simply occurred because I was becoming “stretched far too thin”, trying to provide the level of service that you (as my Clients) deserved.

From then until June 2009 … I have headed up their Acquisition Division, for Clients wanting to purchase Commercial property.

Property Edge Logo

Property Edge Logo

However, I have now left GrayJohnson and set up Property Edge Australia … to “help you turn Commercial Property opportunities into Solid Profit”.
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The “Fund Gap” Threatens …
Higher-Priced Commercial Property

Earlier this year, you read about a funding crisis pending for Property Trusts and Institutional buyers. And this is not helped by the RuddBank failing to materialise.

With a surge in the Share Market since March, several recent capital raisings have helped some of these larger property owners.

However, with the latest hiccup in Share Market confidence, you’re unlikely to see much more capital raised in this way.

Capital Gap

Capital Gap

As such, Quadrant Real Estate Advisors have concerns with the high debt levels for these owners of Investment-grade property.

As you can appreciate, the financiers are proving to be rather difficult.

Therefore, over the next two years, you could see a gap of up to $30 billion emerge, between properly valuations and what bank are prepared to fund.

But these problems seem to relate mostly to commercial properties worth more than $20 million.

Because, for properties less than $10 million … the market appears conservatively geared, and is experiencing strong demand — especially for properties in Melbourne, priced under $5 million.

So it is somewhat a two-tiered market … with a number of good opportunities starting to emerge.

Private Investors Vs the Institutional Buyers

Private Investors continue to dominate the Melbourne Commercial Office market.

Right now, sales around $20 million are slow; and over $40 million are few and far between.

Suburban Office Sales

Suburban Office Sales


However, the suburban market for properties under $3 million enjoy solid demand from cashed-up private Investors.

Research by Knight Frank shows that last year saw $240 million recorded in suburban Office Sales. And already this year, they have totalled some $100 million.

And 97% of those sales have been to Private Investors.

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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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.

“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.

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.