Archive for the ‘Newcastle NSW’ Category

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 »

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 »

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 »

WICKHAM STRATA UNITS POPULAR WITH INVESTORS

A business park in Annie Street, Wickham is seeing plenty of activity of late with 4 of the 8 strata units being sold, whilst another 3 have just been brought to market by Jason Morris of Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle. Built in 2008, the concrete construction units offer a unique mix of ground floor warehouse whilst having a first floor office space above. Each unit includes on-site … Read the full post »

Sizzling September Auction (2017)

Sydney and Newcastle buyers gunning for commercial property at Fort Scratchley auction
Newcastle NSW (19 September 2017) – A private Sydney developer has paid $1.75 million for a 2000 square metre site in the heart of Nelson Bay. The strong result proved to be one of the highlights of Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle’s Super Action held last week at iconic Fort Scratchley.

“Nine commercial properties went under the hammer at the … Read the full post »

Mixed Use Building

Times have certainly changed in the past few years for the West end of Newcastle’s main street. The construction of major projects such as the Wickham rail interchange & Newcastle University city campus; together with multiple residential and office tower constructions have ignited development in this once dormant part of the CBD.
Raine and Horne Commercial Newcastle have listed for sale … Read the full post »

Hunter industrial property vacancy rates fall to lowest levels in four years

The latest Raine & Horne Industrial Average Index has revelaed a fall of 1% in industrial vacancies between January and July 2017.

 

The index measures the vacancy rates of major industrial centres in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter.

 

The fall is a result of the leasing, or sale, of 30,000 square metres of industrial floor space in the past 6 months. Moreover, the average has fallen to its lowest level since January … Read the full post »

A great example of the old meeting the new!

So often these days we hear the terms urbanisation or modernisation, but what does that actually mean in terms of the buildings?

Well generally it all starts with the properties zoning which can free up many more uses than the properties former life. Commonly the properties are industrial or office buildings that have already been surrounded by residential development.

Take the example of 12 Power Street, Islington…. Read the full post »

Future Developments for Newcastle

You can’t help but be excited when you look around our city and see tower cranes doing  their stuff – guys and girls in their fluros heading to their building sites from 5:30am onwards, hanging out in the sandwich bars and coffee shops spending their lunch money.

I hear a lot of talk about too many apartments, Newcastle will be flooded – prices will go down and yes I think some people will miss the mark, … Read the full post »

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