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…]

Your Age and The Full Passage of Time

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I’M IN MY 40s … and well behind where I want or need to be. My career has stalled and the marriage is shaky because we’re constantly arguing about money. This is probably because my partner never returned to serious paid work after we had the children.

We’re far from making any dents in the mortgage. In fact, it’s actually rising slightly each year, what with the kids’ secondary education to pay for on top of all the other demands on our single income. [Read more…]

When is a Bank Guarantee NOT Guaranteed?

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YOUR TENANT’S OBLIGATION to pay rent, care for the premises and abide by the provisions of the lease is usually secured by your right (as the landlord) to terminate the lease and recover possession.

In reality, this does little to remedy the financial loss suffered by a landlord, as a result of a breach by the tenant. [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…]

FIRB Approval for Commercial Property

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YOU SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS when entering into negotiations with foreign purchasers for the sale of property, due to the restrictions imposed by the Foreign Investment Review Board (“FIRB”).

Vendors should ensure that the contract of sale protects them when approval is required by the FIRB. Because, if the purchaser fails to gain approval, the FIRB can reverse the transaction. [Read more…]

Docklands Melb: High-yield Commercial Property Investment

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Aquavista-Building

HERE YOU HAVE 110 car spaces within the Aquavista Building — on separate titles — and with a single tenant leasing them all.

The current Net Rental is $432,274.70 per annum (from 1 July 2014)

This sale by Public Tender only comes about, because two of my clients have agreed to offer their (adjoining) Parcels … where each one contains 55 car spaces. [Read more…]

Does Your Commercial Property Comply?

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regulatory

ONE QUESTION often asked by inexperienced investors is whether or not you can manage your own Commercial property.

And clearly, the short answer is “Yes” … if you know what you doing.

However, owning a Commercial property means that you do have certain legal responsibilities. And among them are your property’s compliance with the various Essential Services requirements, under current Building Regulations. [Read more…]

Demand for Office Space on the Improve

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Office-development

AN ARTICLE in the Weekend Financial Review (Page 39) opened with … “Macquarrie Group, a bellwether for the strength of the office leasing market, is expanding.”

And this clearly accords with a recent report released by BIS Shrapnel, which confirmed the Office recovery would be stronger in “service and trade exposed markets like Sydney and Melbourne, but weaker in the mining-based markets such as Perth and Brisbane.” [Read more…]

Residential and Commercial Property Cycles

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Investment-Cycles

WHERE ARE WE right now? And what actually determines the Cycles for each sector?

As it happens, most people believe every sector is quickly affected by interest rate movements. Whereas, that’s not strictly true.

And where interest rates do have an effect … the actual timing of that also varies. [Read more…]

A Growing Economy is Good For Commercial Property

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Homemaker-Centre

HAVE YOU NOTICED how people are generally now acting in a far more positive manner. And that’s simply because they are starting to feel “wealthy” again. [Read more…]