March 03, 2019

What Is The Property Cycle? Tips To Understand It Better

Whether you're looking to buy a property to start or add to your portfolio or are simply in the market for a positive cashflow investment property, you need to have a good understanding of property cycles, and how they can affect your purchase, and your business.

What Are Property Cycles?

A property cycle is a sequence of events that replicate themselves over time that affect the property market. Property cycles happen in residential, commercial and industrial real estate markets, and they affect...


March 02, 2019

How Are Offices Changing To Cater To Millennials

Traditional office layouts are quickly disappearing as new employees enter the workforce. As the new wave of millennials enters your office space, so too does the changes required to adapt to the way they work.  

Millennials now represent more than 50% of the world’s population, and even though you might not believe it, millennials work harder (or more) than any other generation. This is based on an average millennial working more than 40 hours a week, compared to old-school generations on...


March 01, 2019

Do You Need To Replace Your Cladding?

Late in 2018, new cladding regulations commenced around the country, and Queensland was no exception. The new regulations apply to privately-owned structures that are Type A or Type B construction, Class 2-9, and approved since 1994.

Owners are required to commence a three-stage assessment within a set timeframe.

The first stage is coming to an end (29 March, 2019), and this is where you are required to self-assess to determine whether or not your building has combustible cladding.

The second stage, to be...


February 08, 2019

What To Expect In The Development And Building Industry In 2019

Queensland's Building and Construction industry is set for further reform in 2019. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works, has said that maintaining confidence in Queensland’s $46 billion a year industry was paramount.

The building and construction industries in Australia have seen decades of deregulation, which has created a race to the bottom and as a result, confidence in the building integrity system has been undermined.

Sweeping reforms were being methodically implemented in Queensland to restore confidence. In 2016 the...


February 07, 2019

Types Of Property Investors Should Target In 2019

For those buying investment property in 2019, you should proceed with more caution than previous years. The housing market is now starting to cool off, although in some areas demand is still active.

Whether you are looking for residential, commercial, retail or industrial property for investment, it's going to get tougher as the year goes by, so be very specific where you buy, and listen to the professionals offering advice.

Of the sectors, industrial property is the best bet for 2019, as...


February 06, 2019

What To Expect In Brisbane Infrastructure In 2019

The last 10 years in Brisbane have been prosperous, and a large amount of changes designed to increase liveability in the city has brought expanded infrastructure projects.

New large-scale infrastructure precincts in Newstead, Hamilton, Bowen Hills and West End are just some of the great things happening around the city. Projects like the Cross River Rail are full steam ahead, with the recent announcement of the Priority Development Area (PDA) to support the delivery of underground Albert Street station in the...


February 05, 2019

What To Expect In Brisbane Property In 2019

In the last few years across the real estate sector, we have seen a range of ups and downs. A three-year boom in the residential market has created opportunities for investment across the board, in all aspects of the property. With increases in residential, commercial, retail and industrial booms as well, with the need for expansion within fast-growing suburbs. So, what’s in store for 2019?

The residential boom looks like it could be over, with Australia predicted to see the world's...


January 09, 2019

Checklist For Leasing A Commercial Property

Leasing commercial property is very different to leasing residential property, and there are many things you must consider when signing up your business to a commercial space lease.

The first thing you must do is research, otherwise you could be very stuck in a situation you can’t get out of for many years, forcing your business into the red quicker than you can imagine. Here are some of the things you must consider before signing a lease on a commercial property.



January 08, 2019

Commercial Property Buying Guide

If you have been considering purchasing commercial property, there are many things to research. Compared to residential investment, commercial property can be a far better asset for returns, if you choose the right property.

Offices, warehouses and retail properties are a great way to expand your investment portfolio, while bringing in a positive flow of cash. Most high-end investors have one thing in common. Their portfolios comprise of mostly commercial properties.

The benefits of commercial property investment are plentiful, and include strong...


January 07, 2019

Best Suburbs For Industrial Property Purchases

With average key industrial rents across Brisbane remaining steady in the first half of 2018, (currently sitting at an average of $115/m2-$120/m2), it’s a good time to invest in industrial property. If you're looking to buy or lease an industrial property, here are our top tips for 2019.

Australia TradeCoast

Brisbane’s Australia TradeCoast never gets old and has the largest supply of future industrial land in the region. It is of course, well positioned with a strategic government industry partnership, multiple transport...


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