Archive for the ‘Management’ Category

AUTUMN – THE SEASON FOR STATISTICS

A quarter of another year has drifted past with the statisticians and economists rattling off
new numbers to help us understand how we are progressing. But can we understand? The St George Banks Economist Hans Kunnan at a recent breakfast says of the Hunter,  things are rosy; no worries go out and spend. Fancy a banker saying that? The Hunter  Research Foundations (HRF) Dr (I’m not an economist) Brent Jenkins basically said things  aren’t bad but why are we feeling … Read the full post »

It seems, as Novocastrians we are forever looking forward to change…..

harbourWe looked forward to change at the last state election and the opportunities of hope for a fairer hearing in Government. Four years on and it seems we are once again looking forward to the same thing – change. Yet this time we will be reliant on a new breed of young politicians of the Labour persuasion, in opposition. Let’s hope … Read the full post »

The Hunter Region Needs Change !

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Over the past few months some of Newcastle and the Hunters’ high profile individuals have been copping a pizzling by the media. A lot of this is just cyber bullying in the name of freedom of the press. Why then are we surprised to hear of kids being cyber bullied in the playground when from the time the News starts through to the current affairs programs they … Read the full post »

Irrational Economics

KS130069 (Small)Last month one of darndest things occurred in real estate that effects just about all who are trying to lease or sell commercial property. That thing was the massive increase in price to promote property online with a publicly listed real estate portal. For instance the Newcastle CBD listing charge went from $1,950 for a (3) month campaign to $5,655.  One explanation for the increase in prices that has been … Read the full post »

IT’S PERFECT FOR US….…BUT WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

NH Cycleway Artist Impression (08-13) (Small)So the time has come to relocate your office space.   The space you have no longer suits as it is too small, too big, too old, too dear…..the list goes on.

You call Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle and they show you through some great commercial premises that really suit your needs.

Your staff like the location, … Read the full post »

Lack of Insurance Can be Costly

Sewer Damage (Small)Just look at the damage one plastic floor waste did when it blocked a sewer system and caused sewer to flow through (2) high class commercial properties, leaving the Landlord with a repair bill of around $6,800.  The cost of not having or having incorrect insurance can be immeasurable both personally and for business.

Fires and floods happen; people slip, … Read the full post »

Can I Get a Lift

disability symbolIn these changing times of modernization, renovation and revitalisation, increasingly we are seeing demand for disabled access and amenities for office buildings.

Quite often a lot of the buildings that we deal with have only stair access and therefore become immediately eliminated off tenants shopping lists.  Many private companies together with government organisations require buildings to comply with the Disability Discrimination … Read the full post »

Commercial Property Management Specialists

95 Pacific Hwy Charlestown - Allianz_mag (Small)The Management of Commercial, Industrial and Retail property is a specialist business. Unlike residential property each and every tenancy will have its own rule book, the Lease.  These leases can be anything from a couple of pages to ones nearing 100 pages of technical legally defined clauses. These are the rules of the game, and as a landlord you … Read the full post »

A Generational Change

Gymnasium (Small)In days gone by, if you wanted to go to a gymnasium or fitness centre you would have gone to a specialised sports club that probably had a gymnasium, indoor cricket pitch, indoor netball court and possibly even a basketball court.

You would attend and either do a weights or cardio vascular work out, an instructed class or play one of … Read the full post »

Newcastle's 2nd Best Tag

Newcastle rai; (Small)Admittedly I too was excited to hear a decision had been made on the rail but when you look at it, what was the decision?

As I said in this very magazine 4 years ago the rail is the least of our concerns as a city and a region. At that time GPT was spoofing about leaving if the rail wasn’t removed! Leaving – were they ever coming … Read the full post »

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