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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 »

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 »

An Interesting Part of Newcastle's CBD – Soon to be Sold!

Newcastle City Council are selling one of their assets.

Formerly the Newcastle School of Arts building; 182 Hunter Street is opposite the Urban Growth/GPT development site and also takes in both Wolfe and Scott Street frontages.

Listed as a heritage item of local significance, the site and the building have intrinsic links to Newcastle’s early history.

A study by EJE Heritage gives a timeline of the site stretching back to 1869 when a … 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 »

Case Study – Cross Fit Lake Macquarie – A local success story

CrossfitBack in June 2013, I was approached by a local business partnership that were looking for a premise to open their cross fit gym.

Cross fit puts a modern day spin on fitness training that focuses on core strength and conditioning programs.  It has been hugely popular worldwide and is becoming more mainstream as time goes by.

The two self-confessed cross fit addicts … Read the full post »

Expect the Unexpected

When I first started in Real Estate we were awaiting the final connection of the F3 Freeway (now the M1 Motorway). Being new to the Commercial Real Estate world, life was about to teach me another lesson.  The hype from everyone at that stage was about the number of businesses soon to be relocating up here. This freeway link would supply the Sydney market with cheap land and buildings to relocate!

That year I shifted 14 businesses back to Sydney … Read the full post »

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