Banking royal commission: Commercial Property wait and see
The commercial property industry remains relatively unscathed following the financial services royal commission final report although the spectre of ramifications down the track remains.
News // 18th Feb 2019
Rubbish Removal – ACCC Cleans Up Standard Contracts
Message to corporations: clean up your ‘small business’ contracts or run the risk that they will be unenforceable.
Business // 11th Feb 2019
The Right Stuff Part 2: What Commercial Property Buyers Need to Ask
With residential prices cooling, investors are consider commercial property for higher yields and potential capital growth. However it can be tricky for the uninitiated.
Investing // 5th Feb 2019
The Right Stuff Part 1: What Prospective Tenants Need to Know
Asking the right questions prior, educating yourself on every aspect of your property’s requirements and enshrining your rights in the lease agreement is the only way to ensure a smooth tenancy.
Leasing // 29th Jan 2019
Local Traders Associations - a Booster Shot for Retail Small Business
The range of help for small business retailers at both the state government and local level is on the rise.
Business // 24th Jan 2019
Sub-regional shopping centres set course for survival
Owners and managers of many sub-regional shopping centres will need to work hard in repurposing their centres over the coming years
Investing // 18th Jan 2019
5 Trends For 2019: The year ahead with Knight Frank
The future looks bright for commercial real estate markets thanks to the supportive backdrop of Australia’s strong and sustained growth, according to the world’s largest independent property consultancy Knight Frank.
News // 14th Jan 2019
Aged care industry shake-up opens new doors: report
60% of operators have just one facility, and 30% between two and six, mergers and acquisitions are likely to become more commonplace in order to take advantage of economies of scale.
Investing // 28th Dec 2018
The Five Ways to Lower SME Electricity Prices
Small Business is once again missing out. Energy prices for SMEs are higher than almost all other energy users.
News // 18th Dec 2018
Welcome to Your Office of the Future
“One of my clients did an amazing fit out with soft furnishings and breakout areas. As a result, the company’s sick leave dropped by 27 per cent."
Leasing // 11th Dec 2018
Co-working Growth - Alarm Bells for Office Leasing
Leasing agents are beginning to find certain types of office space more challenging to lease as the market struggles to adjust to co-working.
News // 4th Dec 2018
Seven Friction Points on Commercial Property Guide's 2019 Watchlist
Our sense of the overall commercial property mood is generally upbeat,
despite the great uncertainty surrounding us - locally and globally.
Business // 28th Nov 2018
The Big Move: Office Relocation Trends and Tips
Once location is decided and the hurdle of availability overcome, the practicalities of moving office come to the fore.
Business // 21st Nov 2018
Why a buyer's agent could be your new best friend
Risks and rewards in commercial property are generally regarded as far higher than those presented by the residential market, and insiders maintain expert knowledge is critical to invest wisely.
Investing // 12th Nov 2018
7 tips to help you become a commercial property investor
If you’re thinking of investing in commercial property there are some complex issues you’ll need to consider. We’ve developed these top 7 tips to help you.
Investing // 6th Nov 2018
NBN – the Silent Train Wreck
NBN is far more important than better quality Netflix. We need a high performance NBN so businesses that occupy our commercial real estate can remain globally competitive. However, our national broadband network, NBN appears to have lost its way.
News // 29th Oct 2018
Top tables: how to select a restaurant site
“There really are no hard and fast rules when choosing a restaurant site but being observant and knowledgeable are of far more importance than any gut feelings.”
Business // 23rd Oct 2018
Patent Granted for Mind Reading Real Estate Agents
The Asking Price Index for Commercial Real Estate is a new automatic process that re-uses online advertising data to generate data tracking movements in commercial property sale and lease prices.
News // 17th Oct 2018
Golf anyone? How offices are being designed to suit every age
Office designers must consider not only how to facilitate the tasks people at any given company need to perform but also exactly how those people want to feel.
Leasing // 15th Oct 2018
The Wisdom of the Crowd – Our Amazing Graph
Who would have thought commercial real estate agents are one the best judges of the future?
News // 8th Oct 2018
Hotel Development Surges On Chinese Tourism Growth
Melbourne is experiencing an impressive wave of new hotel development on the back of surging demand in the overseas visitor market
Business // 25th Sep 2018
How Virtual Reality Can Shake Up Commercial Real Estate
Through VR, potential buyers and renters are free to explore properties in an incredibly realistic way, not simply scrolling through photos but actually getting a feel for space, size, and layout.
News // 19th Sep 2018
Artificial Intelligence is coming to Commercial Real Estate
Plans to use artificial intelligence to outperform traditional commercial real estate investment decisions
Investing // 13th Sep 2018
Industrial Property Sweet Spot not Available at Amazon
There is a sweet spot in the mid-sized industrial property market between 2000 and 3000 square metres
Investing // 5th Sep 2018
3 Energy Efficient Upgrades to make your Commercial Property more Alluring
Energy - like any cost is going to be front and centre in the minds of property owners and tenants alike.
Business // 29th Aug 2018
Smart Buildings – more than just a box of technology tricks
Intelligent Buildings or Smart Buildings are set to provide real tangible benefits to everyone involved in commercial property.
Business // 22nd Aug 2018
Commercial Rent Growth – a mirror of prosperity
Commercial Property Guide’s Asking Price Index (API) continues to reflect an optimistic outlook towards commercial property lease prices, in the major Australian markets and across the main property types.
News // 9th Aug 2018
Wework co-working – Smart or Crazy?
WeWork is expanding globally. There are questions about its sky-high valuation based on how unique its business model really is.
Leasing // 3rd Aug 2018
Chinese Investment in Australian Commercial Real Estate
Australian commercial property remains attractive to Chinese investors despite all that's going on globally
Business // 27th Jul 2018
What you need to know about PEXA and online Conveyancing
PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) is Australia’s online property exchange network. It assists lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions – to lodge documents with Land Registries and complete financial settlements electronically.
Investing // 17th Jul 2018
A Wellness KPI: the cost of doing business?
The CEO should have a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for Staff Wellness.
Business // 11th Jul 2018
Sydney Retail - Two Cool Precincts in the Eastern Suburbs
We look at two iconic Sydney strips, both very different in style - Gould Street in Bondi, and Oxford Street Paddington, to see where they are at.
Investing // 5th Jul 2018
Pickleball - What's that got to do with Commercial Property?
In the specialised commercial real estate sector of retirement villages, there is a growing awareness amongst landlords to offer the need for product differentiation.
News // 27th Jun 2018
To Buy or Not to Buy - That's the Question.
According to real estate experts, the decision to lease or buy should be carefully considered. If you come across an office space that you immediately feel emotionally connected to, don't rush into it - it may not be right for you.
Leasing // 20th Jun 2018
Chapel Street, Melbourne. Rebooting an Icon
At the moment there are 36 shops vacant and up for lease on Melbourne's once iconic fashion and hospitality strip, Chapel Street in South Yarra. Are things starting to turn around?
News // 12th Jun 2018
Depreciation and your investment property
As an investor, when considering the differences between residential and a commercial property how do you ascertain which one provides greater deductions in the form of depreciation.
Investing // 5th Jun 2018
10 Things to Look for in a Commercial Lease
While Commercial leases are relatively standard documents, there are a few pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. Every clause is important to review to ensure you don’t end up facing financial or legal difficulties down the track.
Leasing // 29th May 2018
More Retail Startup Options Keep Popping Up
Three of those non-traditional options are the Consignment model, the Lease Me model, and the Pop Up store. All three are being tried at various levels around Australia at the moment.
Commercial Property Guide takes a look at all three models.
Business // 23rd May 2018
Energy Efficiency - Good for Tenants, Good for Landlords
MORE energy efficient buildings are a benefit not only to tenants, but to landlords of commercial property as well. In the last decade power prices have risen dramatically, and this has resulted in rises in costs when it comes to energy, and ultimately that very important bottom line.
Leasing // 14th May 2018
Is Commercial Real Estate ready for Bitcoin's Blockchain technology?
The underlying technology behind Bitcoin is Blockchain. Entrepreneurial start-ups are very enthusiastic about the wider application of Blockchain technology, especially for smart contracts in our own domain of Commercial Real Estate.
News // 3rd May 2018
How to Create the Ultimate Sensory Experience in Your Office
Creating a sensory experience is something anyone can do, and every office will easily be able to implement these simple ideas into their space to make their workplaces more pleasant and uplifting environments to work in.
Business // 26th Apr 2018
Business Wins - If It's To Be, It's Up To Me
The amazing sporting moments, the highs and lows that Australia saw at the Commonwealth Games, have a lot in common with running a small business, or finding that new, perfect, workplace.
News // 18th Apr 2018
Driverless Cars - Commercial Real Estate could be in the Driver's Seat
It might seem like something out of the classic cartoon The Jetsons, but driverless cars - or autonomous vehicles as they are known - could be here sooner than we think, and it could open a whole new world for commercial property investors.
News // 3rd Apr 2018
Commercial Property Seekers want NBN
Small businesses are often disappointed that their new business premises do not have NBN. The media tells us others are disappointed that they do! The slowly building rollout and our own good experience suggests that there is sunshine in the NBN world.
Investing // 28th Mar 2018
Inspiring employees with inspiring spaces
When work can be done virtually from anywhere, the modern workplace has to justify its continued existence. The most innovative and nimble companies aren’t seeing the current state of agile work as a threat, something to be reacted to by desperately clinging to the old ways of doing things.
Business // 13th Mar 2018
Factors to consider before buying or renting your business property.
As your business grows, one of those is deciding whether you need to buy your own business space or just rent it for a certain period.
Investing // 2nd Mar 2018
How do companies maintain security with a remote workforce?
In business today, thanks to significant advances in networking and mobile technologies more and more employees are working from home, or close to home or in co-working spaces.
Business // 24th Feb 2018
Commercial Rent Growth - Spotlight on Office Spaces
For the last 12 months, there has been a noticeable surge in commercial rent increases. Commercial property rents are a major component of the business activity. As a result, there is a strong connection between national economic health and commercial property rent expectations.
Leasing // 14th Feb 2018
How to get your Sales and Marketing in order
How do you get "Sales" to talk to "Marketing" and keep these two pivotal function working together, Here are some basic tools you can put in place to help turn your business idea into a practical business.
Business // 2nd Feb 2018
Pre-purchase and Pre-sale Valuations and how they can help you in your Commercial Property dreams
Expert property valuations can assist you in understanding any local market factors you may not have considered, factors such as recent transactions, and an analysis of whether these trades would work in your favour.
Investing // 29th Jan 2018
Tip on how to find and purchase your first office space for investment purposes.
If you have decided that your portfolio could benefit from a commercial property investment then you may be in the market to purchase your very first office space. Find some useful tips here on how to find and purchase your first office space.
Investing // 14th Jan 2018
What Harvard could teach every business owner. Lessons every entrepreneur can learn from.
It’s often thought that entrepreneurs are born with a thirst to create new ideas and shape them into successful businesses. Entrepreneurs are thought as heroes, or born leaders who are driven by something mysterious deep inside. Although this may be true for many entrepreneurs, according to Harvard, you can learn to be an entrepreneur. And they have been doing it since 2000.
Business // 22nd Dec 2017
Is commercial property really in risk of an imminent bubble?
People are concerned about a possible real estate bubble in Australia that could wreak havoc on the country's economy. What everyone does not know is commercial property could even be a bigger risk than the huge debt taken on for residential property.
Investing // 7th Dec 2017
How do you know whether you should relocate or renew your Commercial Property lease?
Should you stay or should you go? Business owners will face this question time and time again. Here are some tips to help you weigh up staying in the current space against finding a brand new location.
Leasing // 30th Nov 2017
Break a bad habit simply by changing how you speak about it
Running a busy business comes with a whole stack of pressure and bad habits can set in. Give these a kick with simple self-talk changes.
Business // 13th Nov 2017
Brisbane suburb Parkinson stacks up well for Chep's pallets
International pallet specialist Chep Pallecon Solutions is set to move into a new facility at 20 Southlink Street Parkinson.
News // 30th Oct 2017
Common tax mistakes in property investment
You don't want the ATO to just show up and investigate your books so here are some common tax mistakes in property investment that can be avoided.
Investing // 11th Oct 2017
Dealing with problem tenants before they become your problem
Setting yourself up in the first place to handle possible problems with tenants is always going to help mitigate any fallout if they happen to arise.
Investing // 18th Sep 2017
4 online tools to help you keep on track with your goals
Whatever is it you want to achieve in your personal or work life it's not enough to just set goals and think they are going to happen.
Business // 7th Sep 2017
6 Resource tips to keep your team communicating effectively
Everyone wants their teams communicating effectively, but how exactly do you achieve that?
Business // 24th Aug 2017
7 Tips to Know When Investing in Commercial Real Estate for the First Time
Investing in commercial properties for the first time can become overwhelming so we’re providing you with tips so you can be well on your way to success.
Investing // 3rd Aug 2017
The upfront questions you need to ask your Commercial Building Inspector
Getting a comprehensive building inspection will reduce the risk of finding hidden surprises after it is too late, but how do you know what questions you need to ask your Inspector?
Investing // 26th Jul 2017
Getting the most out of your next sales and product event
Sales can mean so much more than just bottom line revenue when they are mixed with sales data, however many businesses don't collect the right information to tell these stories.
Business // 14th Jul 2017
Building Energy Efficiency: Threshold for mandatory disclosure drops to 1,000 sqm
Improving the energy efficiency of an office building can result in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also creating energy savings for both owners and tenants that make economic sense.
Investing // 29th Jun 2017
Location, location. Melbourne areas with refreshed reputations.
Renovating, revamping or restyling a building isn't something new, but with progress on buildings comes change to business and this can flow onto an entire street, suburb or even a whole region.
Leasing // 15th Jun 2017
3 great investment and business books to read this winter
As the weather gets cooler and you find yourself spending more time indoors, get your eyes into these smash hit books to get your kicking goals in business, finance and life.
Investing // 30th May 2017
Getting to know your potential employees
Finding the perfect staff member is a long journey. It’s a marathon of effort but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Business // 15th May 2017
Mixing small business and your home
Trends come and go, but it looks like the trend towards more and more people working from home is here to stay.
Business // 19th Apr 2017
Making a move into a new commercial property
Are you considering buying and occupying a commercial property? We've broken down the process to help you make the transition from renter to owner.
Business // 4th Apr 2017
Resizing your retail space
Sometimes in retail, change moves quicker than you might be ready for. So, how do you figure out what you need and when you need to change it?
Business // 24th Mar 2017
Property showcasing like a pro
Knowing just how important it is to present a property in its best light, we invited Bobbie Cole from Top Snap to talk about what is involved to take your property marketing to the next level.
Investing // 15th Mar 2017
Suburb Spotlight: Pyrmont
Pyrmont sits at the edge of the Sydney CBD, located just 2 kilometres south-west, and is one of four suburbs around the CBD that have the highest population densities in Australia.
Investing // 28th Feb 2017
Investing in commercial property is less complicated than you think
Investors are often reluctant to consider commercial property investment. We invited Graeme Salt, a Director of Chan & Naylor Finance to discuss the pros and cons.
Investing // 20th Feb 2017
How to become a good landlord
Investing in commercial property can be a great way to secure your financial future. So, what do you need to know to be a successful landlord and to best manage your assets?
Investing // 31st Jan 2017
Benefits of investing in commercial property
One of the least understood aspects of commercial property investment is the tax depreciation benefits available to investors. We invited Tyron Hyde from Washington Brown to discuss this seemingly complex area of investment.
Investing // 24th Jan 2017
5 tips for financing your first commercial property loan
You might be unsure about how financing a commercial property investment differs to a regular mortgage. Perhaps you're wondering "What are the similarities and differences between residential and commercial loans?"
Investing // 22nd Dec 2016
Building classes and classifications in Australia
Know your dwellings from your non-habitable buildings with this handy list from the Australian Building Code Board.
Investing // 30th Nov 2016
10 free online courses every budding entrepreneur should take
As you start your business, sometimes cash flow can be a little low, so why not up skill yourself with some free courses. Here are a few we can recommend that could prove useful for your business in its early stages where you're wearing all the hats.
Business // 16th Nov 2016
Should I own or lease my office space?
For a period of time, leasing a property may be the right decision for you and your company but when business is good, the economy is strong, and the stars align you may consider buying a commercial property.
Investing // 25th Oct 2016
Efficient filing and document management for when you're on the run
When your business starts to really ramp up you may need to find an online storage system to save you from pulling your hair out.
Business // 12th Oct 2016
How much office space do I need?
When you are setting up a new business or considering a move into a new space you will need to ask yourself "how much space will I need to run my business effectively"?
Leasing // 23rd Sep 2016
Get your business 'app happy'
Apps and online services come in handy when you are not necessarily a professional at every skill a business may need. Why not try some of these great apps to help you get ahead.
Business // 31st Aug 2016
REINSW award nominees are ready to sparkle
It's that time of year again. The REINSW Awards for Excellence nominations have been announced, with the finalists representing professionals, teams and companies who excel within the NSW Real Estate industry.
News // 15th Aug 2016
2016 tax time changes reviewed
Every year the Australian Tax Office (ATO) makes some changes to policies, some of these can mean a great windfall for small business.
Business // 6th Jul 2016
How to calculate your hourly rate as a freelancer
There is nothing more daunting than going out into business on your own. After fine tuning your skills, how do you know what is the best rate to charge your potential new clients?
Business // 30th Jun 2016
How to land a big WALE! (Weighted Average Lease Expiry)
Why is WALE so important to you as a commercial property investor? As you know, vacancy is a big problem for any investor so knowing how to calculate any vacancy period is a great tool to reduce your risk.
Investing // 16th Jun 2016
10 home office cracks to brighten your day
After a little while working from the home office can get a little dull. Here are 10 handy tips to keep working from home fresh as...
Business // 18th May 2016
Why tenants should engage a lawyer for their new commercial lease
Despite a commercial lease being one of your business' most important legal contracts, few tenants will obtain legal advice prior to entering into one.
Leasing // 10th May 2016
How an interior designer would set up a commercial property for sale
We have discovered some tips and tricks that can really help to bring your space into a positive light with some simple styling and staging when trying to prepare the property for sale.
Investing // 29th Apr 2016
How a buyer's advocate can help you secure your commercial property
How do you become the lucky new owner of an iconic property like the 'Age building' in Tullamarine? Right place, right time? Or is there more to it... in walks the buyer's advocate.
Investing // 18th Apr 2016
Top mistakes to avoid with your commercial property investment
Often an investor can be tripped up with simple mistakes and purchase an investment that may not hold the best outcome. So what do you need to look out for to ensure your investment delivers above you
Investing // 30th Mar 2016
Looking beyond the bad carpet to find the perfect place
When seeking a commercial property for your business it’s easy to get lost in the search. In a discussion with an Interior Designer, we identified just what they might do when inspecting a potential space to find a diamond in the rough.
Leasing // 16th Mar 2016
Running a practice vs creating a business
Starting out on your own can be an exciting process. One decision to make may be whether to open a business or a practice. What's the difference, why choose one over the other and what is the best way to decide what's right for you?
Business // 29th Feb 2016
Come AND GET IT. Fyshwick markets goes for a song!
Do you have $42 million in change, floating about your bank accounts? If you did you could have been the lucky purchaser of one of Canberra's most iconic tourist locations.
News // 12th Feb 2016
What to look for when inspecting an industrial space
When it comes to the important step of inspecting an industrial commercial property what do you need to look out for? How can you ensure that your new industrial space is the perfect place for your business to excel?
News // 29th Jan 2016
Business planning your way into the perfect location
Most people have heard the phrase location, location, location but if you are in the throes of planning a new business venture the location may not be top of mind, particularly if foot traffic isn't key to the business. So, why does location matter so much?
Business // 6th Jan 2016
Can business owners learn anything from school leavers?
As schoolies week comes along this year, business owners are left with time to consider that, as yet another year has almost passed, is there something that we could learn from this years school leavers?
Business // 3rd Dec 2015
Your Property Dream Team - Finding an agent that's right for you
When searching through property listings you are often met with a smiling face at the bottom of the ad listing. How do you know which one is the best for you to work with, one you can trust with potentially the biggest purchase of your life?
Investing // 19th Nov 2015
Money Matters - Financing your commercial property dreams
Negotiating the purchase of a commercial asset can be tricky. When it comes to investors or owners looking to purchase commercial property or refinance a current property there are a few things to know.
Investing // 26th Oct 2015
What to look for when inspecting a new commercial property
You've found the perfect property online for you to launch the next chapter of your business. Follow our property inspection guide to make ensure that your online dream turns into reality.
Leasing // 16th Oct 2015
A complete list of everything to do to start your own business
From starting with an idea, to building a team, our complete business startup list offers everything you need to get your business out of your head and into the community.
Business // 5th Oct 2015
Shared spaces vs serviced offices - Finding a space that is perfect for you
When your startup business has outgrown your kitchen table, a new space doesn't have to be a big leap. You may like to consider a shared office or a serviced office.
Leasing // 11th Sep 2015
Avoiding disputes with staff, contractors and employees
Being able to manage clashes at your work successfully is important for you and your co-workers.
Business // 25th Aug 2015
Find your place - Where's the right location for your business?
Your business should be as individual as you are, but when it comes to finding a location for your business you may need to find a spot that has other businesses just like yours to help support and grow your business.
Business // 13th Aug 2015
Yield: Make your money work as hard as you do
When looking to invest in commercial property most investors are concerned with an investment's current return and potential yield, and use these figures as the deciding factors for whether or not to
Investing // 7th Aug 2015
Government tax changes with a positive effect on your business
With tax time here again, the new changes to asset depreciation tax means good news to your bottom line.
Business // 21st Jul 2015
When one person becomes many! Creating, managing and encouraging your staff
As you sell more products or services and your customer base grows so too will the demands on your time. This is the perfect time then to consider expanding your team from a one-man show to a fully-fl
Business // 3rd Jul 2015
Why you should invest in commercial property
There are a lot of good reasons why you should invest in commercial property as opposed to residential property. Today I sit down with Simon from Commercial Property Guide to discuss the reasons you should invest in commercial property as well as some of the downsides of commercial properties.
Investing // 15th Jun 2015
Keep your business out of hot water and avoid disputes
The dispute resolution process can be referred to using many different, overly legal sounding ways but it can be basically broken down to this, if you have a dispute within your business there are a v
Business // 11th Jun 2015
Talk commercial real estate like a pro
Commercial Property Guide have identified and defined a selection of the most widely used phrases in the commercial property landscape, from print ads to online, sales conversations and contract terms
Leasing // 7th May 2015
Get yourself in order - Legals, Finance and Business Sense
Many people have no clue how to bridge the gap between new ideas to a fully-fledged business. The devil can be in the detail so making sure you have completed all your legal requirements, have a sound
Business // 2nd Apr 2015
9 things you must be able to do to lease a commercial property
Before you race off and look at the top floor of the tallest building in the CBD, here are nine things you need to ensure you and your business can comply with before you sign on the dotted line.
Leasing // 13th Mar 2015
6 things to do to make your business idea a reality
Having a great idea can really energise you to open a new business but there are a few vital actions you will need to do or consider before you start handing out your business card.
Business // 4th Mar 2015
Sustainability in the workplace - Can I run a business and save the planet?
In a society where we have much available to us when starting or running a business, from new furniture and new computers to low cost paper and stationery orders, who says that we can't also save the
Business // 13th Feb 2015
Buying vs Renting - Should you buy a commercial property instead of renting?
When you run a business, at one time or another you may ask yourself whether it is worthwhile purchasing a property instead of renting. To help you make the most informed decision, we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages to consider before you start searching on commercial property guide for your dream business premises.
Investing // 28th Jan 2015
Commercial vs Residential - Why renting a business premise is different to the rental you know
There are significant differences in residential and commercial lease agreements and the protections you are offered for your home vs your business.
Leasing // 12th Jan 2015
Retail Rental Wrap Up
If you are thinking of opening a new retail location or a new retail business there are a few considerations you should work through first.
Leasing // 19th Dec 2014
Navigating the Commercial Property Market - Short-term vs Long-term Rental
The length of your property lease can be a crucial element to the success of your business. Whether seeking a short or long-term lease, business owners need to know the pluses and pitfalls of both opt
Leasing // 9th Dec 2014
What to Know When Renting a Commercial Property - The Complete Checklist
Whether your business is upgrading, downsizing or simply out growing your current premises, you may be considering a new location. Searching for a new property can seem like a behemoth task, choosing the most appropriate commercial property is a critical decision for your business and can impact your sales, the staff and any future opportunities.
Leasing // 28th Nov 2014