Spotlight

Apartment living has become increasingly popular in the Brisbane market as more buyers seek an inner-city lifestyle of culture and convenience similar to what is offered in major European cities. In recent years apartment developments have become more prevalent than housing in Brisbane, accounting for 64 per cent of approved dwellings as of 2015.

The next chapter of the $2.9 billion regeneration of Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds is underway with the construction of Kings Co-op, a mixed and adaptive re-use development designed by The Buchan Group.

Property group Pellicano has developed an app to manage its $350 million property portfolio after responding to client demand for a digital platform.

Why is it that we so often hear Brisbane’s James Street being referred to like a product or brand, as opposed to a humble inner city street? Why are our perceptions challenged to think of this location as something much bigger than just a place to shop and eat?

Global creative agency The FS Group (Felix and Slink) are using their creative nous to turn Brookfield Residential Properties’ luxury apartment project, Gallery House, into one of Brisbane’s most stylish addresses.

Sales in the $111 million Northcliffe Residences have flew past 50 per cent due to onshore buyers, triggering demolition work on the project’s beachfront site at Surfers Paradise.

 Australia’s Home Renovations Market Worth A Motza

David Milton is the Managing Director of CBRE Residential Projects and responsible for the listing,marketing & client management of all projects undertaken by the company. 

Mirvac is pleased to announce it has receieved a 6 Star Green Star - Performance v1 rating for its office asset, Sirius in Canberra, becoming the first building in Australia to increase its Green Star rating from a 5 Star Green Star - Office Design rating to a 6 Star Green Star - Performance rating. 

Charter Hall’s office building at 5 Queens Road is close to fully leased following a spate of leasing deals in recent months.

DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) today announced the launch of DEXUS Place Brisbane, the third in its portfolio. DEXUS Place is an intelligently designed, premium workspace that provides solutions for all meeting, training and conference space requirements. 

Charter Hall (the Group) and Hostplus have extended their wholesale investment partnership creating the Long WALE Investment Partnership 2 (LWIP2), to acquire a portfolio of three established hotels currently operated by the ALH Group (ALH).

Investa today released an Information Memorandum to IOF unitholders on the reasons why they should reject a proposal by DEXUS to acquire 100% of IOF.

Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited today announced it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase Investa Office Management Holdings (IOMH), owner of Investa Office Management (IOM or “the Platform”), from Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing.

CBRE has announced the appointment of leading property professional Ryan McGinnity to lead its highly successful Hotels division in Western Australia. 

DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) has reduced the length of its standard office and industrial lease from 75 pages to 25, with the aim of making negotiations simpler and easier for its customers. 

DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) today announced that 40 of its 102 properties, comprising 35 office properties and 5 industrial properties have been externally valued as at 31 December 2015, reflecting 79% of the DEXUS portfolio. 

Savills Australia is delighted to announce the promotion of Graham Postma to Managing Director, Western Australia, effective as of 4 April, 2016.

Knight Frank Australia has internally appointed Mr Craig Dawson as the new Managing Director of Western Australia from March 2016. 

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW is looking to rejuvenate its property portfolio and embark on an asset recycling program to fund and replace a range of ageing Sydney centres with new, state-of-the-art facilities.

Savills plc has undertaken a regional review of its Asia Pacific management structure, including succession planning, with a view to strengthening and expanding the executive management platform.

CBRE has promoted highly experienced property professional Rhys Harvey to assume the leadership of its Pacific Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business.

DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) was awarded for its placement on the CDP Climate A List at the Australian Climate Leadership Summit held in Sydney. 

The West Perth office market has recently experienced a wave of building upgrades and refurbishment projects, driven by growing tenant demand for quality amenities.

DEXUS Property Group (DEXUS) has been awarded “Best Corporate Governance” in Australasian Real Estate Investment in the Ethical Boardroom Corporate Governance Awards 2015. 

Investa Office (“Investa”) has added four new Investa buildings in Sydney and Melbourne to its national Tenant Engagement Program, known as INSITE, which continues to drive its tenant retention strategy. 

Australia’s largest commercial property services firm, JLL is expanding the reach of its national Valuations business by acquiring Australia’s largest privately owned and integrated national valuation firm, Propell National Valuers.

DEXUS Property Group announced a new award category for the next two years (2016 and 2017), the Female Agent of the Year award, at its 22nd Excellence in Agency annual awards held on 28 August 2015. 

CBRE has been named Industrial Agency of the Year for the fifth consecutive year at the annual DEXUS Property Group Excellence in Agency Awards.

International real estate advisor Savills has confirmed the completion of its acquisition of the Sydney-based real estate agency Cordeau Marshall, a leading residential agency specialising in Sydney’s North Shore and Double Bay market.

120 Collins Street, Melbourne (“the Building”), Australia’s tallest office tower and one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings, has been a significant beneficiary of the revival of fortunes in the Melbourne leasing market. 

Savills Project Management is awarded the highly acclaimed RICS Australian Project Management Team of the Year for the third year running.

Colliers International on the Gold Coast is experiencing significant growth after the acquisition of Coast Commercial, further increasing its market share in the local region across the various commercial property sectors.

CBRE has appointed highly experienced property professional Ben Clarke as a Senior Manager in its Perth-based Industrial & Logistics Services team.

Colliers International has announced the promotion of Denis Coupland to the role of Managing Director, Real Estate Management (REM). 

As the General Manager, Sydney CBD Portfolio at Investa, James Freeman is challenged and inspired on a daily basis. 

Savills has further expanded its operations in the Caribbean with the opening of an office in Grand Cayman.

Charter Hall Group (ASX:CHC) (Charter Hall or the Charter Hall Group) confirms the retirement of Mr Kerry Roxburgh as Chairman and Non-executive Director of the Group’s Board, and the appointment of Mr David Clarke as Chairman of the Group’s Board following yesterday’s Annual General Meeting.

Kym Thrift, QLD Associate Director, Retail Leasing, Colliers International is optimistic that retail leasing is on a 12 month growth trajectory.  

As an intrepid traveller with a global outlook, Katrina Newcombe is well positioned to manage a significant portfolio of mixed-use assets in a market attracting active foreign investors.

Investa Office Fund (IOF) today announces that Ming Long has been appointed Fund Manager of IOF, commencing in the role this week.

As National Head of Commercial for Leighton Properties, Andrew Borger is definitely in the right 'game'! He is a self-confessed 'deal junkie' but also gets a massive thrill from donning a hard hat and seeing the progress of a major construction. 

If he is not riding waves in Bali or Lombok, Peter Clemesha from Leighton Properties can be found managing some of Sydney's most impressive office builds.

CorporateRealEstate.com caught up with Dave Lockley, Program Director for BOQ and responsible for overseeing the companies exciting move to its new HQ at 100 Skyring Terrace, Newstead on Brisbane's CBD fringe.

Knight Frank today announces its annual financial results reporting a record £392.7m turnover and £136.6m profit, for the year ended 31 March 2014.

CorporateRealEstate.com chats with Jo Gordon about creating, growing and leading a new Global Corporate Services team for Knight Frank Australia.

Paul Craig, Managing Director of International Investments at Savills, looks at what’s driving the weight of foreign capital in the Australian market, particularly in relation to prime commercial stock, and what lies ahead for major players.

In the space of six short years Andria Carniato has gone from team assistant to running the Melbourne CBD Office Porfolio, CorporateRealEstate.com chats to Andria about her success.

With a career spanning 21 years at JLL, CorporateRealEstate.com chats with Mark Curtain about his experience within the industry.

CorporateRealEstate.com had the privledge of chatting with Sentinel Property Group CEO, Warren Ebert.