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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 »

Retail & Commercial Leases – Knowing the Difference

[caption id="attachment_1071" align="alignnone" width="300"] Hispanic woman hanging open sign on door[/caption]As an owner it is important to understand the difference between a Retail and Commercial lease, it is essential that the right type of lease is in place as the Lease acts as the legally binding agreement between the Lessor and Lessee.

Retail Leases in NSW are governed by the Retail Leases Act 1994 No 46, Retail Leases
apply to a premises in … 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 »

National Disability Insurance Agency – Newcastle City’s Newest Federal Government Tenancy

It is with great pleasure that I announce National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) disability symbolhave taken up tenancy to establish themselves in Newcastle CBD.

In January this year we were approached by government representatives seeking 2,000sqm of office space with good exposure, easy access to the public and with on-site car parking.

The problem was that we had one floor consisting of approx. … Read the full post »

Spin Doctors at Play with Novacastrians or Selling the Dream Not Reality

GHD 37 (Small)Being a real estate agent, I’m well aware of the need to be upbeat and positive with everything I’m selling or leasing. People don’t want to believe the choices they make are wrong. So a good agent finds a positive spin in everything.

From the roughest property – “Develop and Prosper”, “Renovate and Reap” – to selling a dream where just a block of land sits, an agent’s spin … Read the full post »

COMMERCIAL MARKET HOLDS UP WELL!

web1The release of Property Council figures for commercial office space in Newcastle shows that A-Grade office space has a vacancy rate of only 5%.

Alan Tonks of Raine & Horne commercial said that this is very low compared to other Australian city markets.  “Because there has been little new development in the city centre over the last 5 years the vacancy rate … 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 »

Taking Responsibility for Ourselves

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As anyone who read my last editorial would know I’m concerned for the Hunter Region and where we are headed and where we are being lead.  $340 million seems like a lot of money and those in charge are bending gratefully in subservience to those casting the crumbs over our city. But really what does $340 million buy?  Try 8 km of freeway link, half … Read the full post »

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