GOLD COAST SHAPES UP BEST IN A POTENTIAL APARTMENT CRASH

GOLD COAST SHAPES UP BEST IN A POTENTIAL APARTMENT CRASH

THE Gold Coast is emerging as Australia's most resilient property market with capacity to ride out a potential collapse in the capital cities' apartment boom, even though sales have hit their highest levels in eight years, says a property researcher. The latest Urbis Gold Coast Apartment Essentials report for the September quarter...

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PALM BEACH SALE MARKS 'GOLDEN' RETAIL INVESTMENT

PALM BEACH SALE MARKS 'GOLDEN' RETAIL INVESTMENT

A PRIVATE investor has scooped the Palm Beach McDonald's and 7-Eleven service station for $8.525 million in the retail block's first time on the market. Both McDonald's and 7-Eleven have occupied the site since it was developed in 2001 and are secured on long-term net leases with fixed annual rental increases. Located on t...

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AUSTRALIA FAIR BREAKS GROUND ON $25M MAKEOVER

AUSTRALIA FAIR BREAKS GROUND ON $25M MAKEOVER

CONSTRUCTION on the first phase of Australia Fair Shopping Centre's $25 million transformation kicks off this week, signalling another step towards Southport's revival. The 13-month project includes new fitouts and relocations of existing national retail brands, as well as new tenants. Coles will be expanded into the adjoining...

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PWR HEADQUARTERS SOLD FOR $11.5 MILLION

PWR HEADQUARTERS SOLD FOR $11.5 MILLION

THE home of PWR Performance Products has been bought by a private investor for $11.1 million on a yield of 7.3 per cent.

PWR recently signed a 10-year lease extension for the 6,855sqm facility, located within the Motorway Business Park in Ormeau, with two five-year options. The 9,349sqm site is located at 99-103 Lahrs Road.

Adam Wills, dir...

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NEW OFFICE SPACE LEASES RISE 21 PER CENT

NEW OFFICE SPACE LEASES RISE 21 PER CENT

STRONG small business activity has driven a 21 per cent increase in the amount of office space leased across major Australian markets, according to Colliers International's latest Office Demand Index. The reports shows that a total of 448,163sqm of office space was leased nationally as of September YTD 2016, with 85 per cent of t...

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GOLD COAST AIRPORT UPGRADE PUSHED BACK UNTIL AFTER GAMES

GOLD COAST AIRPORT UPGRADE PUSHED BACK UNTIL AFTER GAMES

THE first stage of the $300 million Gold Coast Airport upgrade has been put on hold until after the Commonwealth Games over fears that time to complete the development is running out. While construction had been expected to start as early as May this year and finish ahead of the April 2018 deadline, airport owner Queensland Airports Ltd t...

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JUPITERS SIX-STAR TOWER TAKES SHAPE

JUPITERS SIX-STAR TOWER TAKES SHAPE

JUPITERS Hotel & Casino's $345 million transformation has hit the halfway mark with the concrete slab being poured for level nine. The six-star 17-storey development is on track to be fully operational ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Star Entertainment Group (ASX:SGR) managing director Geoff Hogg says the ...

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GRAND CHANCELLOR MAKES WAY FOR COAST'S FIRST NOVOTEL

GRAND CHANCELLOR MAKES WAY FOR COAST'S FIRST NOVOTEL

THE new owner of Hotel Grand Chancellor in Surfers Paradise has struck a deal to rebrand the property under the Novotel moniker after appointing Accor Hotels as manager.

It will be the first time Novotel has established a presence on the Gold Coast and follows the $80 million acquisition of the prime asset by Challenger Investment Partne...

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QINGJIAN GROUP TAKES OVER SURFERS PARADISE DEVELOPMENT

QINGJIAN GROUP TAKES OVER SURFERS PARADISE DEVELOPMENT

GLOBAL development and construction giant Qingjian Group has taken control of the $107 million Northcliffe Residences beachfront project in Surfers Paradise, laying the foundation for its push into the Australian market.

The 64-year-old Chinese conglomerate, known as CNQC and ranked in China's Top 500 enterprises for 12 consecutive years,...

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ROBINA GROUP 'THE LOGICAL BUYER' IN $5 MILLION DEAL

ROBINA GROUP 'THE LOGICAL BUYER' IN $5 MILLION DEAL

THE Robina Group has re-invested in its own stomping ground, after acquiring the Robina Professional Centre for circa $5 million. In the heart of the commercial precinct, the centre has now become a significant site for the Robina Group as it seeks to cater to an increased demand for office space from tenants relocating to the area. G...

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$300M LIGHT RAIL WINDFALL FOR LANDOWNERS

$300M LIGHT RAIL WINDFALL FOR LANDOWNERS

THE Gold Coast light rail network has boosted the value of properties within a short walking distance of a tram stop by $300 million, or almost quarter of the total $1.3 billion cost of the first stage of the project, says a university researcher. While private landowners are the primary beneficiaries of this increase, the researcher esti...

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SAVILLS OPENS GOLD COAST RESIDENTIAL OFFICE

SAVILLS OPENS GOLD COAST RESIDENTIAL OFFICE

THE Gold Coast's thriving property market has attracted global brand Savills to set up a residential office in the city for the first time.

Ged Rockliff (pictured), head of residential at Savills Australia, says the expansion has been a key objective for Savills and comes as part of a strategy to enter markets seen as having growth p...

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BILLION DOLLAR DEAL OFFICIALLY RUNNING HOT

BILLION DOLLAR DEAL OFFICIALLY RUNNING HOT

REACTION to the planned $1 billion sale of a 'mini-city' site between the Gold Coast and Brisbane has been swift, with at least one major Australian company in the frame as a potential buyer.

Roland Evans, principal of commercial realtor Canford Property Group, says he is vetting the veracity of interest shown in the 6100ha site ...

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COAST'S BILLION-DOLLAR FIELD OF DREAMS

COAST'S BILLION-DOLLAR FIELD OF DREAMS

IT'S a massive parcel of underutilised caneland, it's as large as Manhattan Island in New York and it could be the Gold Coast's answer to Orlando, the undisputed theme park capital of the world. In an extraordinary case of neighbours uniting for a cause, more than 6100ha of caneland nestled in the burgeoning urban corridor bet...

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MANTRA EXPANDS GOLD COAST PORTFOLIO

MANTRA EXPANDS GOLD COAST PORTFOLIO

MANTRA Group (ASX: MTR) has acquired the management rights for Southport Central, a large permanent rental business on Queensland's Gold Coast, at an undisclosed price, it announced today. Southport Central will add 788 permanent letting apartments to Mantra Group's portfolio, which spans Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii ...

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LOW YIELD IN GOLD COAST SUPERMARKET SALE

LOW YIELD IN GOLD COAST SUPERMARKET SALE

WOOLWORTHS-anchored Reedy Creek Village Shopping Centre has sold for $20.5 million to a local investor on an yield of 5.9 per cent. The sale was conducted by Stewart Gilchrist of Colliers International, together with Nigel Smith of Burgess Rawson and Leonie Smith of Smith Commercial. The buyer was a family, with members based both on the...

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AUSTRALIA FAIR JOINS SHOPPING CENTRE ARMS RACE

AUSTRALIA FAIR JOINS SHOPPING CENTRE ARMS RACE

AUSTRALIA Fair will undergo a multi-million renovation, hot on the heels of Robina Town Centre announcing a $160 million redevelopment and Pacific Fair relaunching earlier this year.

The three major shopping centres appear in an arms race to take the cake as the choice centre for the Gold Coast.

Works are already underway at Australia Fair...

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GOLD COAST'S BEST BUILDERS REVEALED

GOLD COAST'S BEST BUILDERS REVEALED

THE results are in, as Master Builders Queensland have officially named the best builders on the Gold Coast at the annual 2016 Housing & Construction Awards. A total of 48 winners were announced at the ceremony held at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, with Austen Ritchie Builder and Brookfield Multiplex taking out top honours on the night. ...

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APARTMENT BUILDING BOOM HAS PEAKED, SAYS BIS SHRAPNEL

APARTMENT BUILDING BOOM HAS PEAKED, SAYS BIS SHRAPNEL

NEW apartment commencements will decline by 50 per cent in the next four years from today's "unsustainable" level of 107,000, says today's BIS Shrapnel Building in Australia 2016-2031 report.

Total dwelling starts reached 220,100 in 2015/16, an all-time high, but the decline is expected to start this year and this will mostly...

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THE BUILDER MAKING FUNCTION AN ART FORM

THE BUILDER MAKING FUNCTION AN ART FORM

MAKING artistry out of cabinets is something Darrin Davies has been doing since 2009. Darrin recognised a gap in the delivery of quality joinery in homes from Byron Bay to Brisbane. He started his business, Artistry in Cabinets, and ever since has been scoring prime work like the recently awarded home at Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. ...

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ASTUTE BUILDS THE ULTIMATE BLANK CANVAS

ASTUTE BUILDS THE ULTIMATE BLANK CANVAS

DEVELOPMENT of the largest sound stage in the southern hemisphere has won Astute Projects the award for Industrial Building Over $5 million. Measuring 80m by 47m, Sound Stage 9 has an overall surface area of 3716m2. It has a dual role, not only as the filming location of Hollywood films, but as a sports venue in the upcoming Gold Coast 20...

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CLARKE'S PROVES BIG BUCKS AREN'T EVERYTHING

CLARKE'S PROVES BIG BUCKS AREN'T EVERYTHING

THE new Buildsafe headquarters in Arundel delivered by Clarke's Design and Construction has taken out the award for a Commercial Building up to $5 million. The nine-month project features a hand-built replica shipping container that was turned into an interior meeting room where original dimensions were modified for seating arrangemen...

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IT'S AN ALDIE, BUT A GOODIE

IT'S AN ALDIE, BUT A GOODIE

ENTERING the magnificent Emerald Lakes over-50s Country Club feels like you are checking into a five-star resort. Complete with all the facilities one could need and more, the Seachange Country Club Emerald Lakes built by Alder Constructions is a vision in the over-50s lifestyle living arena.  The gym, library, communal living ar...

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KYRONN TAKES IT TO THE TOP

KYRONN TAKES IT TO THE TOP

KYRONN has become known to anyone who frequents the Gold Coast as the builder of choice when it comes to multi-residential construction. It is not luck that has seen the majority of recent residential developments within the Southport Priority Development Area being delivered by Kyronn, "It is the knowledge and expertise in all aspec...

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ONE SECTOR PUTS A NEW SPIN ON STORAGE

ONE SECTOR PUTS A NEW SPIN ON STORAGE

STORAGE units have been given a makeover like never before. It's common knowledge now that every man needs a man cave, but One Sector recognised that maybe some need more than just one. The company built Prestige Strata Units at Arundel to address this growing need, and because of delivering on point, has won the Industrial Buildi...

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CONDEV: THE BEST IS STILL YET TO COME

CONDEV: THE BEST IS STILL YET TO COME

FOUNDED by Steve and Tracy Marais in 2002, Condev Construction has evolved as a force to be reckoned with in the building industry in Queensland, turning over around $200 million in FY16. The Gold Coast-headquartered company, which commenced as a boutique operation, now employs more than 140 staff and has around 25 projects under construc...

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SUNFOX: NEW KIDS ON THE CORNER BLOCK

SUNFOX: NEW KIDS ON THE CORNER BLOCK

SET back from the street, this Sunfox project offers plenty of backyard and enough privacy to bring the Australian dream to life. This was all achieved at a small corner block in Ormeau, where the single-storey family home was built as an investment property. By day, Sunfox director Corey Hobbins is employed as a supervisor in commerc...

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PASE CREATES STATEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND SEA

PASE CREATES STATEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND SEA

THE plan was to create the ultimate modern beach house to weather the test of time. The clients undertook extensive research to develop an off-form concrete, minimalist home and approached Shane Denman Architects and Pase Building to deliver the dream beach house. Pase Building's concrete house at Palm Beach has a Zen-like quality...

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VBUILD'S HOME FIT FOR A FAIRYTALE

VBUILD'S HOME FIT FOR A FAIRYTALE

A WEDDING, a mountain and a 'home among the gumtrees' this $4 million project by V-Build has it all. Tucked away in the depths of Mount Tamborine, the home features a unique floating box staircase, curving cross fall driveway and eight months' worth of stonemasonry. There was no negotiating the deadline for this awe-inspir...

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NEWSTART IN THE ZONE

NEWSTART IN THE ZONE

EVEN on modest allotments, there's a real feeling of spaciousness that comes with Newstart's newest range of display homes thanks to intelligent zoning. The design and construction company says its Urban Elegance design aims to meet the expectations of a design-sensitive, discerning home owner. High, raked ceilings and expansi...

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