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Income Optimisation Strategies for Commercial and Retail Property Investments

When you own commercial or retail property in Melbourne, the income you get from your tenants is critical to the result you want as an investor.  For that reason, every lease and its income potential should be optimised to the local property market, and what is possible given local vacancy trends, known supply and demand, and current property enquiry.  The suburbs and the regions of Melbourne all respond … Read the full post »

How to Create an Effective Retail Tenancy Mix in Melbourne

It is no secret that the retail property
market and investment is very active in Melbourne most of the time and is
likely to remain so.  Quality investments
supported by a strong and stable tenancy mix will always attract enquiry and
interest from the market.  Investors are
looking for retail properties to expand their portfolios.  Are you ready for some retail in your
investment portfolio?

It directly follows that you … Read the full post »

Northernmost tip of Taylors Lakes – a suburb master-planned by Alan Bond – hits the market

One of the last infill development sites in Taylors Lakes, in Melbourne’s north-west, is for sale.

The seven hectare tract at 249 Calder Freeway is zoned Mixed Use allowing for a variety of development outcomes including retail, hotel, office, aged care, child care, health care – or a combination of these.

Medium density housing could also be considered given … Read the full post »

Block zoned for mid-rise tower listed in Brunswick East

A development site with the potential to make way for one of the tallest buildings in trendy Brunswick East is for sale.

The low-rise warehouse at 298 Lygon Street is one property holding away from The Mason, an 11-storey residential and serviced apartment complex.The Mason is replacing former warehouse which sold in 2013. Zoned Commercial 1, and with rear laneway … Read the full post »

Aged care provider pays $8.2 million for former Calder Rise Primary School

A local aged care provider is paying $8.2 million for a former primary school in Melbourne’s north-west.

The two hectare block at 32A Green Gully Road, Keilor, was contested by four bidders at auction yesterday.

The state government’s Department of Treasury and Finance listed the cleared Calder Rise Primary School … Read the full post »

Chinese investor buys Moonee Ponds’ Phillips Arcade for c$12 million

A Moonee Ponds shopping centre on nearly half an acre of land has been snapped up by a Chinese investor the day before a scheduled auction.

Private investor George Saade listed Phillips Arcade at 31-43 Puckle Street, last month.

It was set to be auctioned today.

The double-storey complex contains 1388 square metres of area, configured with 14 ground floor shops and a large upstairs office.

Phillips Arcade occupies an 1887 … Read the full post »

Victorian government lists former Calder Rise Primary School

Victoria’s Department of Treasury and Finance is offering another site, this time in Keilor, in Melbourne’s north-west.

The former Calder Rise Primary School, covering two hectares, is expected to sell to a residential developer for more than $8 million, sources speculate.

About 18 kilometres from the city, 32A Green Gully Road, on the north-east corner of Solomon Drive, is … Read the full post »

Excellent Result Achieved For The Latest School Site Sale In Brimbank At 27 Driscolls Road, Kealba

Melbourne Acquisitions is pleased to confirm the sale of the former Kealba Secondary College at 27 Driscolls Road, Kealba, which was facilitated by agents Dominic Gibson and Steven Messina (under instructions from the Department of Treasury and Finance) on behalf of the Minister for Education.

There was a high level of enquiry received for the site and a total of 11 tender bids received, resulting in a final price of $24,165,000.

Managing … Read the full post »

Opportunities To Add Value To An Investment Property

If you own or are considering owning commercial property in Melbourne, take the time to consider your investment targets and then look at the ways you can add value to a property as an investment over time.

There are quite a few good ways that you can boost property value, so set your plan and move on the opportunities that you can see.

So where do you start?  First and foremost, you … Read the full post »

Choosing the Right Rent Review Strategy for Your Investment Property

If you are going to negotiate a new lease in or for your investment property in Melbourne, it would be a wise move to consider in advance, some of the elements of the lease that you are looking to achieve.  One very good way to handle that is by setting a ‘standard lease’ approach with your property lawyer.

If you have a large investment property with several tenancies, or several properties … Read the full post »

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