Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Investment’

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 »

CAPITALISM OUT RUNS DEMOCRACY

I’ve started using Uber. Yes I have succumbed to the concept in of all places the home of Uber, San Francisco. Is it that I’m mellowing or just giving up on the tide of inevitability where big businesses can defy governments, and the laws to push their own agendas? All for what has become the seemingly sacrosanct right to preserve share holder value.

Whether it’s Uber, a large grocery chain, … Read the full post »

The Evolution of Sport and their Associated Buildings

As most people would have seen or come across, it is not uncommon for a former Commercial office building or an industrial warehouse to be converted into residential dwellings and/or hotels – providing that the zoning allows.

In Newcastle right now we are seeing the CBD post office premises proposed to be converted into a hotel; much like other examples that have happened in other major cities -the Westin in Sydney … Read the full post »

Raine & Horne Industrial Average Just Released

Once a year the big talk in property circles is about is about the Property Council’s Office Market indicator. Yet is this a true reflection of the state of our regional economy? The focus has always been about the CBD of Newcastle when the majority of the people of the region rarely if ever come into the centre of Newcastle. Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle has just released its half … Read the full post »

Sydney Investors Eye Up Newcastle

182-188 Hunter St, Newcastle_High Resolution-1 (Small)With Sydney prices rocketing along Raine & Horne Commercial are seeing an influx of Sydney investors and developers snapping up city properties.

Alan Tonks of Raine & Horne Commercial said “In the inner city there is a real feeling of optimism and positive expectation. We have strong enquiry from Sydney developers seeking mixed use opportunities with 2 … Read the full post »

What's Happening in the Real Estate Sector?

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Recently Newcastle was lauded for having the lowest A-Grade vacancy in Australia at (2.7%).  This is a tremendous result, but is the market really that good?  It’s my belief that the take up in A-Grade space is a clear signal that some of the mature firms around the City are looking to better their image and provide a working environment conducive … Read the full post »

It's Time to Invest – But Should we go Commercial or Residential?

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This is perhaps one of the most common questions I get asked at barbecues, kid’s birthday parties, social events and sometimes even at work!

Sure each person’s circumstances and reason for doing things are different, however in considering the above question, the Pro & Cons for commercial investment are as follows:

Pro’s

Commercial properties generally return more as an investment with … Read the full post »

Local Investors Shine in Commercial Property

Local Hunter and Newcastle investors have been the stand-outs in a recent analysis of investment sales.

In a survey of (8) commercial and industrial investment property sales representing $16,000,000 in value (75%) of the total were purchased by locals.

Yields varied from a low of (8,5%) to (11%) and reflected variations in the quality of tenants and length of leases.

Of the … Read the full post »