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Perth heads for $1bn in office deals in 2018

by Larry Schlesinger (commercialrealestate.com.au – 10 October, 2018) Sales of Perth office towers are expected to top $1 billion this calendar year in a sign of renewed optimism in the country’s ...

Solar boom for commercial property to meet 10pc of energy needs

by Sue Williams  (afr.com – 14 August, 2018) A ‘perfect storm’ of rising energy prices, improved technology and cheaper prices has led to a five-fold growth in the number of commercial premises ...

Backing WA: First State Super lends $190m to Fremantle Kings Square project

(afr.com – 16 May, 2018) A recovering WA market has prompted First State Super to finance Sirona Capital’s King’s Square project in Fremantle and it says the $190 million deal is ...

Are Banks Regaining Their Appetite for Commercial Real Estate?

(theurbandeveloper.com – 16 March, 2018) As demand for commercial real estate continues to rise in Australia, and non-bank lending grows with it, many have begun to wonder whether banks need to rethink ...

Commercial property predictions for 2018

by Nerida Consibee (realcommercial.com.au – 19 December, 2017) Commercial property behaved mostly as expected in 2017. Yields continued to firm, tenants were back in the market and the office sector did particularly ...

Future-Proofing Property in a Technological Era

(Property Council of Australia – 13 November, 2017) As people embrace emerging technologies, the Property industry is having to adapt to future-prof products. “Driverless cars are having a big impact on the way ...

Perth’s office market ready for a rebound

by Eliza Owen (theaustralian.com.au – 21 September, 2017) With the downturn easing, is it time to get confident in Perth’s office market? The latest national accounts data indicates that the ...

Foreign buyers in one in three commercial property deals

by Nick Lenaghan  (afr.com – 30 August, 2017)  Foreign investors accounted for one-third of commercial property deals in the first half of 2017. The volume of transactions has eased as prices begin to ...

Commercial property still hot as DIY investors pile into funds

by Tony Kaye (theaustralian.com.au – 6 June, 2017) Australia’s residential real estate market may be cooling in spots, but then there’s that other property market where investors are still ...

Worm may have turned for Perth CBD office market

by Helen Shield (thewest.com.au – 12 April, 2017) Things are looking brighter in the CBD office market space. Perth’s CBD office status as a counter cyclical buying opportunity is well ...

Positive sentiment for commercial property highest in seven years

by Nick Lenaghan  (afr.com – 22 February, 2017) Confidence in the commercial property sector is at its highest level ever on the back of a boom in hotels and strong returns from ...

Commercial markets rising – good news for economy

By Dr Andrew Wilson (domain.com.au – 22 December, 2016) Building activity for commercial property markets is showing signs of a revival which if sustained will provide a boost for a flagging ...

Commercial property is too cheap says the professor

By Robert Harley (afr.com – 23 August, 2016) Commercial real estate is too cheap, at least according to one of the world’s leading real estate academics, Professor Andrew Baum. Professor Baum, ...