What Can You Do When Your Tenant Leaves?

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Empty-Office

THE FIRST THING you need to do is come up with some creative ways to address this … AND still maintain your sanity, at the same time.

But no matter what your approach may be, there are several things you always need to do. [Read more…]

7 Ways to Add Value, Fast

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Upgrading your property
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES are mainly seen as a longer-term (at least 3-year) investment. And you tend to buy them for their regular, high yields; as well as for some good capital growth over time.

Even so, an investor with a little knowledge and experience can easily find properties able to be “upgraded” and then, on-sold for a quick gain.

Typically, this would involve you in improving the income stream from your property; and perhaps the security of that income. Both of which would result in a boost to the property’s overall appeal AND value.

Your Options for a Fast Turnaround [Read more…]

8 Key Steps in Acquiring Commercial Property

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8-Steps

FOR SOME INVESTORS, the question is: “Where do I start?” And that’s a reasonable question — when buying Commercial property is not your mainstream activity.

So, let’s quickly dissect the process … [Read more…]

Now It’s Priced to Sell

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HardwareLane

LATE LAST YEAR, Tenders were called for this Hardware Lane property — which closed just before Christmas.

Over the holiday break, negotiations progressed with two parties … without actually concluding a deal.

However, in the process, the Vendor has significantly reduce the price at which he is now prepared to sell. [Read more…]

What’s Happening With Offices Around Australia?

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Melbourne-Sydney

AS A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY investor it’s important for you to keep tabs all the separate markets around Australia.

To help with that, a recent market update by Credit Suisse places in Sydney and Melbourne CBD Offices as the best performers over the next three years.

However, Brisbane and Perth are expected to deteriorate further from where they are at present. [Read more…]

Will Lower Oil Prices Mean Improved Economic Growth?

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Oil-decline

THE ANSWER is both Yes and No … depending upon which country you live in.

Oil-GDPLast weekend’s Financial Review reported an analysis by Oxford Economics, which predicted the likely effect upon GDP during 2015-16 … of oil being at $US40 Vs. $US84 per barrel.

And a quick summary of that is included over on the right. [Read more…]

Investment Opportunity … 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melb

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Hardware-Lane

THIS TROPHY BUILDING is being offered for Sale by Tender — closing at 3 pm on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 (AEDT).

The magic of Melbourne’s cafe culture within its streets and laneways is well known throughout the world. And nowhere captures this cosmopolitan mix of food and buildings … quite like Hardware Lane. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: State of The Nation

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Office-Buildings

OFFICE VACANCY RATES have lept towards 15% in Brisbane, Darwin, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth. And this takes the national average to 12.4%, as an overall vacancy level.

However, businesses are now leasing space once again in both Sydney and Melbourne — where their vacancy rates are currently hovering around 10%, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. [Read more…]

How Does The Aussie Dollar Affect Commercial Property?

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Aussie-Dollar

In simple terms, the answer is … both indirectly and indirectly.

The RBA’s Dilemma

General consensus is that our dollar should ideally be trading at around US85 cents. And that would provide a balance between encouraging non-resource export businesses, while not adding unwanted inflationary pressure.

The RBA could achieve this simply by lowering the official interest rate. However, that would then fuel even more local borrowing — especially within the residential property market. [Read more…]

Office Markets Around Australia

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CBD-Offices

NO LONGER are the Office markets in sync, for the main capital cities around Australia.

During the last century, the CBD markets seemed to operate within a fairly regular 18-year cycle — in other words, from “peak to peak”.

However, all at ceased when the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2008. [Read more…]

Understanding Commercial Property Yields Overall

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OfficeSkyline

WHENEVER YOU CONSIDER Commercial property, it’s important to fully understand what the overall Yield is likely to be.

And the simple formula to arrive at an estimated overall figure is:

Yield = Income + Capital Growth

And investors often ask me … How do average Yields vary from one sector of the Commercial property market to the other. [Read more…]