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Commercial Building Disclosure Program updates

The Australian government this week announced important changes to the Commercial Building Disclosure Program (CBD). From the 01 July 2017, the mandatory disclosure threshold on commercial office buildings will reduce from 2000 square metres to 1000 square metres. This means that if you plan on selling a commercial property or have any tenancies coming up […]

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Proud sponsors of the upcoming PFA conference

This year’s annual PFA conference is taking place in Cairns from the 1st May- 3rd May with a central theme of ‘Divergence and Disruption’. A number of key issues will be explored by industry experts and thinkers, including Dr Peter Ellyard, Tim Church, Victor Hoog Antik and Paul Weightman. The 2016 conference will focus on […]

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Sydney residential auction clearance rate disparity

In the first quarter of 2016, the Sydney residential market has recovered from the low auction clearance results that occurred in the latter quarter of 2015; the lowest auction clearance rate recorded in early December 2015 was 57.5% and has now risen to 71% at the end of March 2016. However, the sign of recovery […]

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Hotel investment continues to flow into 2016

Investment in the hotel sector was significant during 2015 and is expected to follow throughout 2016. Strong demand from investors within the hotel sector is, no doubt, due to a number of factors currently influencing Australia including: The strong occupancy results for hotel accommodation; The recent increases in tourism and the low cash rate environment […]

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Commercial Tenant Default Insurance

A new insurance product that protects against tenant insolvency has recently emerged within the Australian insurance industry. This product is offered exclusively through GSA Insurance Brokers, who provide “Commercial Tenant Default Insurance” to protect property owners against the exposure of tenant default and insolvency. The product is currently available for all types of commercial, retail […]

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