Current Opportunities Within The Commercial Property Market

The "Emotional Cycle" suggests an upturn in activityCONTRARY TO THE VIEW of many pundits, it’s certainly not all gloom and doom out there.

The share market may well have been moving sideways within a 4000 to 5000 band, since 2009.

Plus, the two-speed economy only seems to be benefiting the miners and those within the service industries. And unfortunately, increased savings levels are frustrating the retailers no end.

However, my view remains that Australians are now poised ready to come off the bottom of the “Emotional Cycle” — armed with a level of savings seldom seen in previous upturns. [Read more…]

Is The Mining Boom Masking a Major Problem for Commercial Property in Queensland and WA?

Queensland & WA will have the greatest amount of Distressed PropertyTHIS RATHER pressing issue appears to be receiving little or no coverage at all.

But if you listen to the insolvency firms, Western Australia is about to become the “hot spot” for distressed property.

And as you can see from the chart, Queensland well and truly holds the the crown at the moment. [Read more…]

Commercial Property: Global Influence?

Things are picking up within the US EconomyTHE LAST quarter of 2011 saw a definite improvement in the US economy — with consumer spending up, and companies finally replenishing their inventories.

GDP increased by an annualised 3%, with improved sales for durable goods and new homes.

Petrol prices have been cheaper, since mid-2011; and the US jobless rate was the lowest in nearly 3 years.

Therefore, with improved employment figures, consumers have felt more comfortable spending — which represents around 70% of US economic activity. [Read more…]

Industrial Property Set to Surge

Industrial Vacancy Rates are fallingThe Queensland economy may be slow to recover from all its natural disasters. But it’s Industrial property sector has been quick out of the blocks.

The boom in Queensland gas now has Brisbane with the lowest vacancy rate for Industrial property.

Next comes Melbourne — with Sydney well back in 3rd place, according to a recent survey by Knight Frank.

And increasing demand will put further upwards pressure on rentals … thereby, encouraging more developers into the market. [Read more…]

The 9 Benefits You Can Gain …
From Investing in Commercial Property

There are numerous Benefits of owning Commercial property
One of the main attractions of investing in Commercial Property is its security.

Unlike residential property … Commercial Property is generally still there performing for you, if the economy does slow down.

However, when the economy is strong, Commercial Property grows in value and provides you with a steady income.

Anyway, for those of you starting out … here’s a list of the benefits you’ll enjoy from successful Commercial property investing. [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…]

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…]

“Capture Your Firm’s Full Value”

Last week, we talked about what you could be missing out on … when you find the need to move.

Whenever you decide to relocate to new Headquarters, what are the key things you are seeking to achieve? [Read more…]

Mega Truck-Stop Facility

This Track-Stop is simply enormous — probably the world’s largest! And being located at Tarcutta, it is midway between Melbourne and Sydney.
Aerial View of the Development Site

You may have seen the launch of the marketing campaign on Wednesday, in the national newspapers? And the response has been quite extraordinary.

But you can go straight to a dedicated website, and find out everything about this massive Development Site.

  • Location Maps
  • Development Application plans
  • 3-D Perspectives
  • Rider Levett Bucknall costings
  • Letters of Government support
  • Contract of Sale documents

Have a read through all of this material; and then call me if you’d like to talk further, about how to progress things from here.

Never Underestimate …
“The Value of Your Firm”

On several occasions over the past fortnight … I have had to give this very same advice. And so, I thought it might be worthwhile exploring this in some detail with you.

What we’re actually referring to are the times when you need to relocate your Firm’s headquarters. And in the process, unwittingly forego considerable benefits that are rightly yours.
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Biggest Economic Threat For Australia

It might surprise you to hear this, however …

h3. A Strong US Recovery

… would probably be the worst thing to happen for Australia in 2010.

If that occurs, the US Federal Reserve would be forced to quickly raise interest rates, from zero to around 3%. And that would cause the collapse in the Australian dollar from its current level of around US90c.

Up until now, Australia has been shielded from inflationary pressures, with a high dollar holding down the cost of imports.
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