More to do to harness Supercars opportunity

Supercars in Newcastle benefit to the hospitality industry

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.

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

More money parked in commercial property - Newcastle

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?

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

Business Awards - Raine & Horne Newcastle & Stockton and Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle

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

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 other countries and technologies.

Fortunately, in Newcastle we haven’t yet experienced … Read the full post »

Three top tips for investing in industrial and commercial real estate

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

Disbelieving is not being negative - Hunter Business Review September 2019

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 »

Vacancy Factor For Industrial Remains Low

I’m not sure if anyone other than the mum and dad retailers etching an existence selling you and me their wares, or their landlords, are noticing the changes eating away at their very retail existence.

The changes are multifaceted and have just started to attract the attention of mainstream media as shops disappear from the traditional shopping strips such as Darby Street and The … Read the full post »

Proximity to CBD

Raine & Horne Commercial’s Alan Tonks rated position in an expanding industrial estate as a key selling factor to a level land development site for sale in Steel River Industrial Estate.

The 4185 square metre site in Riverside Drive is being offered for sale by private treaty with a price of $840,000 plus GST.

“Mayfield West is rapidly developing with the addition of … Read the full post »

Commercial Real Estate Databases – The top 3 tips about database marketing!

It is easy to determine that the main and most successful areas of marketing commercial real estate is internet, signboard and in some instances print media publications, but successful agencies also have a comprehensive database with a qualified, cashed up ‘well’ of potential buyers and lessees wanting information about your property.

What you don’t realise is how much enquiry a well maintained buyers database can influence the marketing process and … Read the full post »

Student Accommodation Newcastle Update

The International student population in Australia is continuing to increase in both universities and other education sectors. Australia is now the third most popular global destination students travelling abroad to study.

International student growth has been strong with applications for student visa’s increasing by 11% between 2015 to 2016.

Of the Australia student population, the top five countries of origin are China with 28% of students opting to travel to Australia … Read the full post »

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