Your Investment Climate During 2024

THERE IS A BELIEF among many experts that a surge in the stock market typically precedes a recovery in the commercial property market by about six months. And the start of this year saw equity markets gaining some momentum.

Bank of America’s most recent survey of fund managers for 2023 indicates that this momentum is expected to remain strong.

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Empty Industrial Properties Can Still Provide You With Depreciation Deductions 

INDUSTRIAL ESTATES are often strong investments due to their versatility and spaciousness, making them ideal for accommodating diverse industries and businesses.

Not only are industrial properties good investments, but they also generate significant depreciation deductions.

Even seemingly ‘empty’ properties hold valuable deductions – which is why this article delves into industrial estates and highlights some hidden deductions.    [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…]

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.
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The Future for Interest Rates

The RBA’s underlying rate of inflation rose by 3.5% in the year to September — less that what the markets and the RBA itself expected.

However, this figure needs to fall significantly for the RBA will put interest rates on hold again.

Rate Rises

Rate Rises

With low inventories and industry capacity-use levels up over 80% once more … you could well see the economy reach full capacity sometime early in 2010.

And this was highlighted in last week’s job figures — showing employers took on 24,500 new workers in October, compared with the 10,000 expected.
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