Commercial Property: 6 Guidelines for
Investing with a Private Syndicate

Syndicates can multiply your Equity AND help spread your Risk at the same time.
In essence, a Private Syndicate consists of no more than 20 members. And the appointment of the trustee, the choice of the Commercial property investment and the decision to sell are ALL made by the members.

The following guidelines will help you to set up a successful private syndicate. [Read more…]

Tried-and-True Tips to Profit from Commercial Real Estate Investing

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Tips for your Success with Commercial propertyTHE BEST looking property could actually represent the worst real estate investment you have ever made.

Remember that Commercial real estate investing is all about … the Deal, the Terms and the Return on investment. Here are some tips for successful Commercial real estate investing. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: 5 Key Decisions To Help Guarantee Your Investment Success

 You need to make certain Decisions to Succeed with Commercial property
Investing in Commercial property is not “rocket science”.

Nonetheless, there are certain key steps you do need to follow. And those involve you in making a number of simple (yet vital) decisions.

DECISION #1: Your Goals for the long and short term?
In other words, are you seeking Income on Capital growth — or both? Maybe you are after some good Tax savings — through negative gearing or Depreciation? [Read more…]

Industrial Property
Stages a Strong Surge

The market for Industrial property in Melbourne has remained strong over the past 12 months — enjoying a solid demand from tenants, owner occupiers and potential investors alike.

According to Savills Australia, leasing activity for the twelve months to 30 June this year was up by more than 7% on the five-year average for Melbourne.

The dominant tenants clearly came from the retail and logistics sectors — with over 740,000 square metres being leased. And of that amount, just over 200,000 square metres was by way of pre-commitment.

And according to recent research by Colliers International, the current level of rentals and capital values showed increases of between 5% and 18% across the Metropolitan area, during the last financial year. [Read more…]

Why All The Panic?


Are we really heading for GFC Mark II?

Well, not here in Australia anyway! And even overseas, things are vastly different this time around.

In 2008/09, it was private debt causing the problems … because nobody was too sure which banks were overly exposed to the sub-prime mortgage problem. [Read more…]

Industrial Property on the Move

Today, we will be taking a brief look at the Industrial sector.

Investors have already been snaring some quality Industrial properties — as rentals have begun to climb, following a reasonably static period over the past five years.

Industrial Prices Set to SurgeAs you can see from the table, this increase in activity has been reflected in the dominance of Developers bringing new stock onto the market.

Plus, you’ll notice that Private investors have emerged as the major category of buyers for Industrial property. [Read more…]

RBA Reprieve …
But don’t be Fooled

The RBA appears to be performing a rather fine balancing act.

Key factors affecting the RBA's future decisionsIts Board knows rising inflation is about to emerge. And this is only temporarily masked by a poor March quarter, following the nation’s flooding earlier in the year. [Read more…]

Top Commercial Property Investors
Always Have a Master Plan

You need a good Master Plan
When you’re just starting out, your main aim is probably just trying to secure a worthwhile property.

However, to be truly successful, you actually do need to have a Master Plan.

And to help you, here are 6 Steps towards formulating one for yourself. [Read more…]

Commercial Sales Gain Momentum

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Around Australia, Commercial clearance rates at auction are now about on par with Residential property — averaging at around 50%.

Victoria seems to be leading the way, with Commercial clearance rates for some types of property approaching 70%.

New South Wales is running about six months behind at? around 60%, with firming yields. And Queensland is probably a further 12 to 18 months away in its recovery. [Read more…]

More Good News for
Industrial Property

Industrial Sector
The Industrial sector was probably the one most harshly affected by the global financial crisis.

Nobody wanted to expand — being prepared to operate in cramped premises, until a clear picture of economic growth emerged.

However, there has been a growing and now, strong tenant demand reported within the main east-coast cities. [Read more…]

Industrial Property Back in Favour

Industrial on the move.

Industrial on the move.


During 2011, you should start to see private investors re-enter the market for industrial property, following a fall in vacancies during last year — down some 30% in Melbourne.

A Knight Frank survey shows around 300,000 sq metres of space was absorbed … bringing the overall vacancy rate down to under 3% for industrial property.
[Read more…]