Smashing The 5 Myths About Commercial Property

RIGHT NOW everyone is rather confused because of COVID. And what I generally find is that when investors are confused … they tend to do nothing. 

Yet despite the dire predictions of market collapses, that’s NOT what has occurred. Sure, the share market has been rather volatile. However, the property market has basically held up well. [Read more…]

What’s the New Normal for The Post-COVID Office?

BEFORE COVID, Australians worked less from home than their counterparts overseas. However, now things have apparently been reversed.

And even though Australian office workers say they’ve been far more productive at home … there is a keenness to return to an office environment. [Read more…]

Australia’s Job Recovery Post COVID-19

DESPITE A RECENT surge in positive COVID-19 cases for Victoria, the infection rates detected by its testing blitz have remained at a very low 0.2%.

And so, that would suggest the virus is not widespread within the community.

Furthermore, there hasn’t been any marked increase in the number of cases actually requiring hospitalisation.

Half of the Job Losses to be Back by Christmas

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How Quickly Can Australia’s Economy Recover?

SEVERAL CLIENTS have been asking about how long until things start to get back to “normal”. And what changes investors need to watch for, after we emerged from lockdown.

During times of economic uncertainty, you should focus on the underlying fundamentals driving demand and investment. And these still remain strong.

In my view, you should see a stronger than expected recovery – provided various states don’t unnecessarily delay the steps needed to restart the economy. [Read more…]

The Truth Behind Falling Office Workspace Ratios

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THE QUESTION IS: Have the major corporate tenants been “sold a pup”? Or have their Financial Controllers merely been focusing upon cost savings, rather than employee productivity?

Why not watch this short video and then, make up your own mind?

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Why Choose Commercial Property Over Residential?

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Commercial

OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS the question every residential investor asks … whenever they are considering the transition across to Commercial property.

However, you will quickly discover the reasons are rather compelling. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]