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Sydney's finest penthouse; 565 sqm Horizon comes to the market

Aqualand lead consortium shortlisted for Waterloo Metro Quarter Development

Six Senses Laamu

For the love of retail, when a bit of TLC, vision and a well-executed plan generates a 24% investment return.

Nov 19 2018

CPG’s c.$38m industrial fund equity raise oversubscribes in less than 3 weeks forecasting 12.2% and distributions of 6.5%

Invest / Direct Property Funds

Off the back of successfully settling a $48m syndicated first mortgage for a residential apartment development in Sans Souci just weeks ago, Sydney-based real estate investment manager Centennial Property Group (CPG) opened a new fund with a focus on the industrial and logistics market, Centennial Industrial and Logistics Fund II (CIL II). The fund, available only to wholesale and private high net worth investors, opened on 1 November and was seeking to raise c. $38 million. CPG closed the fund less than two weeks later, well before the official close date, due to oversubscription.

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Nov 14 2018

Housing affordablity in Australia

Snapshot / Markets

November analysis released by both UBS and Macquarie Bank highlight that potential buyers have become very cautious and expect prices to fall further. Both reports highlight that whilst borrowing capacity has declined, most borrowers don’t borrow at their maximum. The RBA recently showed that relatively few households would have been constrained by the tightening in lending standards over recent years.

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Sep 24 2018

Investing with Steve Day and Propertylink's $723.4m sale to ESR

Snapshot / Markets

In 2014 we co-invested with Steve Day in the headstock of real estate investment management business, Propertylink. Investing in and managing major industrial warehouse portfolios, office tower portfolios, and infrastructure projects, other Propertylink co-investors included Goldman Sachs and London's Duke of Westminster. Propertylink has $1.9b funds under management. The Australian IPO yielded our MP Funds Management investment partners a net annual internal rate of return of 21%

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Dec 05 2018

For the love of retail, when a bit of TLC, vision and a well-executed plan generates a 24% investment return.

Snapshot

We really love retail property at the moment at MP Funds Management because we see opportunity in the disruption. Australia’s population is growing, our living is getting denser and whilst the advent of online shopping is creating change in the sector, human behaviour causes us to gravitate towards food and entertainment. Whilst some of the retail tenants may be outmoded or a centre underperforming as a result of this evolution, it’s fair to say that well-located and underperforming CBD- located centres, which have a strong demographical catchment area can be turned around with some TLC and well thought out repositioning.

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Dec 04 2018

Home buyers attracted to the Balmain Private platform to save home deposits

Invest / Direct Property Funds

Home loan approvals have fallen significantly off the back of the APRA and the Royal Commission initiatives together with new Responsible Lending Criteria. The ABS recently reported that home loan approvals have fallen by 13.6% year on year and within that, investment loans have come back by c.20%

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Profiles on People & Companies


Lang Walker of Walker Corporation

We go behind the scenes with Industry guru Lang Walker.

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The Property Addict


  • Nov 05 2018

    77 Macleay Street; Palatial apartment living in prestegious Potts Point

    The Property Addict / Distinct Dwellings

    When Heidi Onisforou brings her magic to an interiors project, you know it’s going to be outstanding. Her recent project, a heritage terrace she acquired in Challis Avenue in Potts Point for $5m and sold for $13m in 2016, broke the record in the local area for a terrace sale. Now her latest project 77 Macleay Street comes to the market, the 260sqm three-bedroom, two bathrooms has soaring 3.2m ceilings and parking for one car.

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  • Nov 07 2018

    BATES SMART CLUB STAND FOR VICTORIA RACING CLUB OPENS FOR MELBOURNE CUP CARNIVAL

    The Property Addict / Architecture & Design

    The Club Stand for the Victoria Racing Club (VRC), a new centrepiece at Flemington Racecourse that is home to the internationally renowned Lexus Melbourne Cup, the ‘race that stops a nation’™ was officially opened on 1 November 2018. Leading Australian architecture and interior design practice, Bates Smart was engaged by the VRC in 2012 to design the new $128 million grandstand and hospitality facility with a GFA of 12,967sqm. The five-level Club Stand sets a new benchmark for racecourse facilities and represents the 10th grandstand to be built at Flemington since 1865.

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  • Nov 05 2018

    Heidi Onisforou on her passion for real estate in Potts Point

    The Property Addict / Luxury Lifestyle

    Well-known Sydney and Potts Point identity, property developer and interior designer Heidi Onisforou gives a masterclass in relaxed luxury, spatial design and how to survive and thrive when undertaking a renovation.

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  • Nov 13 2018

    Di Bakers immaculatly finished 25 Windsor Street Paddington

    The Property Addict / Distinct Dwellings

    Architecturally rebuilt to create an all-new and sophisticated haven of supreme opulence, this stunning terrace promises a lifestyle simply without compromise. The home is beautifully detailed and lavishly appointed, with no expense spared, and holds a prized address in one of Paddington’s most desirable streets

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  • Nov 20 2018

    Elegant 9 bedroom waterfront residence in Miami

    The Property Addict / Distinct Dwellings

    This magnificent waterfront estate sits on a 30,823 square feet double lot, in the exclusive community of Bay Point. The elegant residence has been tastefully renovated with modern touches while keeping its original charm.

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Nov 27 2018

Six Senses Fiji

The Property Addict / Travel

Eco-friendly resort Six Senses Fiji takes the (coconut-flavoured) barefoot luxury cake.

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Dec 05 2018

Six Senses Laamu

The Property Addict / Travel

The splendid seclusion of a palm-fringed island paradise with endless vistas across sparkling Indian Ocean waters is the overwhelmingly beautiful setting for Six Senses Laamu. It is a place with inspiring equatorial sunrises above the translucent lagoon and romantic sunsets that dissolve into the evening sea. To reach this aqua utopia, where dolphins swim along the sandy shoreline, it is just a 35-minute inter-island plane trip from the Maldives International Airport of Malé, followed by a 20-minute speedboat ride.

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