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Commercial lease
First-time property leasing: What you need to know as a commercial tenant

Leasing a commercial property is similar in many ways to renting a house, but there are differences that can trip up a first-time lessee. Here’s what you need to know to get the best deal for your business. Taking out a commercial property lease can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before, ...


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How to choose the right tenant for your property

In today's economic climate, finding a stable, long-term tenant for your investment property is key to achieving a positive return over time. So how do you choose the right tenant for your property? We asked property expert Chris Mulcahy of Mulcahy & Co to discuss what to look for in a long-te...


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Things to consider when buying a commercial property as an owner occupier

Buying a commercial property can be a smart move for your business ¬– particularly if you’re looking to own and occupy. But there are a few key factors to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Making the leap into commercial real estate may seem a bit daunting, especially if you intend to...


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Safe bets for a first-time industrial investment

If you're an investor looking for a first-time industrial investment, here are some tips from a seasoned industrial property expert. Investors who are willing to look beyond traditional investments in residential property can enjoy higher yields from industrial real estate. To help, we've asked ...


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Tax and the commercial property investor

Understanding your tax obligations is complex at any time, but especially if you’re investing in commercial real estate for the first time. We’ve gleaned some tips from the experts on what you need to know and how to improve your position. Tax obligations can be complex, especially if you’re a f...


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Where to lease in NSW

If you run your business carefully, there are fantastic opportunities for commercial real estate lessees seeking retail or industrial space in New South Wales, as Barry Johnston of Balmoral Partners points out. With a clear improvement in retail spending in the last year, complemented by low int...


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Revitalised centres to invest in now

Investing in commercial property in the outer suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney in the current market. Some outer suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne have undergone considerable regeneration in the past few years. How should the novice investor approach looking for commercial property in these regions...


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Need to know: Three fit-out trends shaping retail today

Our world is changing and evolving rapidly, and the retail world is no exception. Read on to get the lowdown on three of the key fit-out trends driving retail tenancies today. With space and rents at a premium, retailers of all stripes are looking to the latest fit-out trends to save on costs as...


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What’s hot in commercial property?

Offices, pubs and even car parks – the commercial property market is commanding a lot of interest from local and international investors right now. What’s happening in the commercial property market? We take a look at some assets of interest around the country that have either been sold recently...


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Three key factors for a retail-leasing hotspot

From healthy foot traffic to nearby amenities, does your next retail investment property have the right mix of ingredients? Read on for expert advice about what makes a great retail-leasing location. With Colliers projecting 2.8 million square metres of retail construction to be completed over t...


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Trends in new developments

For the best opportunity for success, new developments need to reflect economic and consumer trends. Here's a look at some key trends in motion today. From industrial real estate to shopping centres to offices for lease, new developments across Australia are being shaped by economic and consumer...


Suburbs to invest in
Commercial property: The top suburbs to invest in

What are the top suburbs to commercially invest in? We ask property expert Malcolm Gunning of Gunning Commercial for his advice on the best suburbs for retail, industrial and commercial real estate in both New South Wales and Victoria. When it comes to investing in commercial property, it's impo...


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Where are Australia's fastest-growing business sectors?

A look at the nature and location of the best-performing industries/sectors in Australia and the related commercial-property-investment opportunities. If you enjoy keeping a firm eye on the market, you’ll be interested in the strong investment opportunities provided by some solid-performing mark...


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Key sustainability trends in commercial property

Targeted sustainability initiatives in commercial property can deliver important environmental benefits. We check in with our expert property professional to find out more. Whether you’re looking to invest in a new Green Star-rated building or retrofit an existing commercial property, adopting s...


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Three fit-out trends shaping retail today

Our world is changing and evolving rapidly, and the retail world is no exception. Read on to get the lowdown on three of the key fit-out trends driving retail tenancies today. With space and rents at a premium, retailers of all stripes are looking to the latest fit-out trends to save on costs as...


Portfolio
Grow your own commercial property portfolio

If you’ve already bought commercial property and are looking to build your investment portfolio, we have some tips and advice from an expert in the field. A healthy commercial property portfolio is rather like a garden – for consistent growth you need to know when and where to sow, have e... If ...




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