April 2018 – NSW Childcare Overview
18 April, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Michael Ajaka / Download Research

The childcare property market has grown in popularity over the last few years, fuelled by low interest rates and recent years of undersupply of child places across Sydney. With the boom in housing construction also came the increase in supply levels to cater for the growing need for facilities at a time where population increases were elevated (particularly the natural increase segment) and the growth in the two income family structure. As government subsidies not means tested these facilities were...


April 2018 – Perth Industrial sub 5,000sqm leasing market
9 April, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Russ Parham / Download Research

The positive movements for the Western Australian economy regarding employment, business investment, exports and commodity prices seen in late 2017 has continued (albeit at a slow rate) into 2018. While these improvements are positive, there are still a number of indicators such as retail trade, wage growth, housing prices which need to improve to be confident in saying “the bad times are behind us”. WA continues to lose people to the eastern states, although at a lesser rate than two...


April 2018 – Yatala Industrial Overview
9 April, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Lisa Dunne / Download Research

Gold Coast is now on the world stage with the commencement of the Commonwealth Games. There is anticipation by locals on what this will mean for the region’s future after millions of dollars of investment has been made in the hope of improving the economic prosperity of South East Queensland. This report will look at the property fundamentals in the Yatala Industrial region which is the grouping of suburbs in North Gold Coast including: Yatala, Ormeau, Beenleigh, Staplyton and Upper...


March 2018 – Toowoomba CBD Retail Strip Overview
12 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader and Brian Hodges / Download Research

Ray White Commercial has undertaken a survey of the CBD prime retail strip to better understand occupancy levels and the tenancy mix in Toowoomba. This survey included prime street fronted strip retail assets along Ruthven Street between Herries and Russell Streets as well as Margaret Street between Neil and Victoria Streets. Demand for investment stock was elevated in 2017 for smaller retail assets in this location resulting in stable turnover levels and reducing yields. The retail survey included 153 strip...


March 2018 – Brisbane CBD Office Market Update
12 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Brisbane CBD Office market’s confidence has been hit, the continued uncertainty regards to demand has achieved negative take up; all resulting in the total vacancy rate increasing to 16.2% (January 2018). These market conditions have translated into the fifth consecutive period of compression in capital values for the strata market, despite a turnaround in investment activity. While owner occupiers do feature in this market, private investors who are now more comfortable moving up the risk curve after this price...


March 2018 – Brisbane LGA Vacant Land Report
12 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Brisbane City LGA residential land market has had a favourable 12 month period with sound results across most indicators in the year to June 2017. Median values for both vacant land and house & land packages have continued their strong upward momentum, whilst the median $/sqm paid for land reached a new high of $915/sqm. Sales rates for both vacant land and house and land packages slowed a little compared with 2016 results however registration levels have remained high....


March 2018 – Gold Coast LGA Vacant Land Report
12 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Gold Coast City LGA residential land market has seen quality results in the year to June 2017. Median values for both vacant land and house & land packages have shown strong upward momentum, whilst the median $/sqm paid for land reached a new high of $601/sqm. Vacant land sales rates however have seen a sizeable reduction now recorded at 2,054 down from 2,973 12 months ago, while house & land package sales have also declined. Lot approvals increased this...


March 2018 – Ipswich LGA Vacant Land Report
11 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Ipswich City LGA residential land market has shown mixed results in the 12 months to June 2017. Median values for both vacant land and house & land packages have declined after a number of years of strong upward momentum, whilst the median $/sqm paid for land reached a new high of $441/sqm. Sales volumes for both vacant land and house & land packages have fallen compared to the highs achieved in 2016 yet are well ahead of the long...


March 2018 – Lockyer Valley LGA Vacant Land Report
11 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Lockyer Valley LGA residential land market has shown favourable results in the 12 months to June 2017. Median values for vacant land have continued their upward momentum with the average land value reaching a new high at $135,000. Sales rates have improved for both vacant land and house & land packages with these packages also seeing some uplift in median values to $352,000. Lot approvals declined 2.47% over the last year to represent 79 well below the high of...


March 2018 – Logan Vacant Land Report
9 March, 2018 / Vanessa Rader / Download Research

The Logan City LGA residential land market has shown positive results in the 12 months to June 2017. Median values for vacant land have continued their upward momentum, whilst the median value paid for land reached a new high of $451/sqm, and sales rates for vacant land reached their third highest level since 2008. There has also been a high level of development activity, with 174 land projects being recorded, and 4,961 lots being approved, a 70.13% increase on the...