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Buyer demand for commercial property surges as investors search for income

by Anne Flaherty  (realcommercial.com.au – 11 October, 2021) The number of people and businesses looking to buy commercial property on realcommercial.com.au has surged over the past year, far outpacing ...

‘Not the usual people you’d expect’: Meet the new investors setting their sights on commercial property

by Sue Williams  (domain.com.au – 17 August, 2021) Many mum and dad investors, others looking for places to park super funds, and even developers, fed up with the price of sites ...

Office occupancy rises as new normal approaches

by Nick Lenaghan  (afr.com – 5 May, 2021) Seats in CBD workplaces are steadily filling as employees make the trek into the city more often, including in Sydney where offices hit 59 per ...

Foreign players steady office market

by Nick Lenaghan  (afr.com – 10 March, 2021) Foreign funds and institutional buyers are expected to play a leading role in the commercial office market this year after accounting for their largest ...

Property sentiment bounces back to growth

by Michael Bleby (afr.com – 16 December, 2020) Property industry confidence roared back in the fourth quarter, with a key measure of industry confidence recording its highest jump on record as increasing ...

Treasurer reverses FIRB property leases red tape

by John Kehoe & Matthew Crantson-Wagner (afr.com – 3 September, 2020) Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will no longer force all commercial property leases with a foreign investor to receive approval from the Foreign Investment ...

10 things that will be different about the office after coronavirus crisis

by Sue Williams (commercialrealestate.com.au – 25 June, 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic hit the commercial property sector in Australia like a battering ram, and no one yet knows when the reverberations will ...

Low rates fuel ‘explosion’ of property deals

by Ingrid Fuery-Wagner (afr.com – 22 January, 2020) Lower interest rates are set to fuel more complex and creative property deals at record prices as asset-starved investors target companies in areas such ...

Foreign cash flood into commercial hits record $20b

by Ingrid Fuery-Wagner (afr.com – 24 October, 2019) The inflow of foreign capital into commercial property hit a record $20 billion in the year to September, and is likely to continue on a ...

Perth office market vacancy falls steadily

(propertycouncil.com.au – 1 August, 2019) The Property Council’s July 2019 Office Market Report has revealed a slight decrease in overall vacancy for the fifth consecutive period. The overall vacancy rate for ...

SMSF investors tipped to transition to commercial property

by Miranda Brownlee (smsfadviser.com – 21 May, 2019) While limited recourse borrowing arrangements are safe for now following the Coalition election win, some SMSFs may still be looking to move away from ...

Perth office market continues to tighten

(propertycouncil.com.au – 7 February, 2019) Perth’s office market has registered a strong start to the new year, with the latest Office Market Report from the Property Council of Australia revealing ...

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 ...