Posts Tagged ‘employment’

Newcastle – Commercial Real Estate – Friends Are Not Always Friends

Business is tough enough in this Region and when we do get progressive people looking to put money into a project they should be embraced and welcomed as each enterprise creates jobs. Instead those looking to invest in enterprises (I’m talking of developments that include businesses not just apartments) are treated with disdain through planning
hurdles. If that’s not bad enough we have small but well trained groups of advocates parading, claiming to be “The Friends of…..” this and that. They are … Read the full post »

Newcastle – Beware Media Distraction

From the outside, things are looking pretty good in the Lower Hunter. In the city we have a new court house coming to fruition, we have work started on the new University building and whilst the design has created controversy, it is a statement for our time. It’s different and that’s what we need. We got a glimpse of what might be coming with a video on the interchange. We have had the Mayor of Newcastle and head … 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 »