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Cardiff and Inner Industrial Newcastle buck property vacancy trend

As a local business owner and employer, I was determined I would try to address in this column some positive trends for these unprecedented times.

However, after completing the latest Raine & Horne Industrial Average, the news, which I will address shortly, is drearier than I was expecting. That said, my view is … Read the full post »

Landlords and governments must prepare for commercial changes in the post COVID-19 era

Published in Hunter Business Review July 2020

The various impacts of COVID-19 on commercial and industrial property markets are subjects of hot debate.

Prognostications from a plethora of experts have been coming at us fast and furious. Predictions have included the demise of strip shopping, the decreasing need … Read the full post »

Newcastle firm reigns supreme at major industry awards

One of regional NSW’s leading real estate firms, Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle has dominated one of the commercial property industry’s most prestigious property awards.

Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle was named Top Commercial Office – at the 2020 Raine & Horne NSW Awards for Excellence.Top commercial office - Raine & Horne NSW Awards of Excellence 2020

The … Read the full post »

Thinking about a retail investment? Here’s what you should know

Commercial retail investing is often much more complicated than its residential cousin, but its superior cash flow can make it worth the while for enthusiastic investors, a real estate agent has advised.

Published: Smart Property Investment – Click to view full article… Read the full post »

More to do to harness Supercars opportunity

The Supercars have motored off into the sunset. For those in the accommodation industry, the TV coverage of the event is excellent for business as it paints our town in a very impressive light.

Supercars in Newcastle benefit to the hospitality industry

Somewhat ironically, the decision by rock band Kiss to pull out of the … Read the full post »

More money parked in commercial property as Newcastle 500 turbocharges retail opportunities

As I write, another year is ending, and the wind-up parties have commenced in earnest. So how did 2019 shape up from a real estate perspective?

More money parked in commercial property - Newcastle

Investment Sales

The prolonged low-interest rates have been filtering through to the commercial, industrial sector over the course … Read the full post »

Business of the Year & Outstanding Real Estate Agency

RAINE & Horne Newcastle & Stockton and Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle were named Business of the Year in the prestigious Hunter Local Business Awards held at a glittering ceremony at Belmont 16s on October 9.

For full article: Newcastle Herald or … Read the full post »

When connectivity becomes all-important

Published in Hunter Business Review October 2019

I’ve had some challenging experiences of late with the NBN Co, which is particularly important as we venture further into a world where communication connectivity for businesses is paramount. So, I thought it timely to examine where Australia stands in comparison with … Read the full post »

Three top tips for investing in industrial and commercial real estate

Published in Hunter Business Review September 2019.

My three best tips for investing in commercial and industrial property.

Look at your tenant, the lease, and the rent. Now! Don’t buy a vacant property unless you intend to occupy yourself.The tenant and their lease represent the goodwill attached to … Read the full post »

Disbelieving is not being negative

Published in Hunter Business Review September 2019

Spin doctoring is a modern art of media management that often makes my blood boil, and I sometimes use this column to try and cut through the treacle. It’s also, for this reason, some members of the Newcastle business community ask me why some of my articles take the odd negative turn.

Let’s … Read the full post »

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