Market Updates

July 12, 2016

Back Cracking Investment

Nichols Crowder is offering a retail investment, ideally located in a popular group of shops, for Public Auction on Thursday the 4th of August at 12noon on site.

According to Nichols Crowder Senior Sales Executive, James Glen, “Investors these days are putting more importance on having a secure and long standing tenant. This retail investment provides this with a business that has been operating from the same premises for over 40 years.”

Leased to a long term operator, Black Rock Chiropractic Centre,...

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July 11, 2016

Mentone Investment Opportunity

An exciting retail investment opportunity comprising two investment shops has become available in the Bayside suburb of Mentone.  James Glen, Senior Sales and Leasing Executive, is selling the properties, which are located in a high profile location and feature secure, long-term tenants:

  • Shop 1 – new 5 year lease to a national operator
  • Shop 2 – new 10 year lease with a food retailing tenant

This newly completed development provides a solid yield for investors, with the...

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June 10, 2016

SMSF Changes Unlikely to Affect Commercial Investments

Proposed  superannuation changes put forward by the Federal Government from 2016-17 are expected to have only a minimal impact on the attractiveness of investing in commercial, industrial and retail property.  These changes include a proposed tax-free cap of $1.6 million on transfers from superannuation accounts to a retirement account, and a lifetime limit of $500,000 for voluntary after-tax contributions for workers.  However, superannuation will remain a very attractive investment option ...

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June 10, 2016

The New Industrial Revolution

The perception most people have of an industrial estate usually entails rows of generic, faceless and dirty factories and sheds turning out equally dull industrial goods for the manufacturing and construction sectors.  While this may have been reasonably close to the mark a decade or two ago in Moorabbin’s industrial area, a subtle industrial revolution has been taking shape.  More consumer product and service providers have been moving in, providing a...

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June 10, 2016

New and refurbished retail and office space driving Bayside growth

A shortage of quality retail and office space in Brighton and surrounding areas is pushing up rental returns for commercial property investors.  Coupled with high demand for new and refurbished sites, prime Bayside areas remain hotspots for buyers and sellers alike.

Julian Vautin, Sales & Leasing Executive, says these factors are pushing up capital values and providing superior returns for investors.  Vautin explains, “We’re seeing people that have owned prime sites for many ...

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June 10, 2016

Showroom and big-box retailers to expand in Carrum Downs

The showroom and big-box retailing sector in Carrum Downs is set to grow strongly in the next few years.  Increased traffic flows along the Frankston Peninsula Freeway and changing demographics are influencing investor strategies for commercial property and the location decisions of large retailers.  Additionally, many of these types of retailers are looking to reduce costs and improve efficiencies by centralising operations in Carrum Downs.

“Showroom and big-box retailers,...

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March 17, 2016

Portfolio Auction Results

PORTFOLIO AUCTION
Wednesday 16 March commencing 11am
Held at the Nichols Crowder and Nixon Industrial offices.

A large crowd of 50 gathered at the Nichols Crowder Moorabbin and Nixon Industrial offices to witness the first Portfolio Auction of 2016. On offer were five great properties suitable for owner occupiers, investors and developers. Of the five properties, two successfully sold.

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October 13, 2015

Repositioning for a New Lease on Life

Breathing new life into existing commercial properties can be as simple as repositioning.

The Bayside council’s rezoning eight years ago has resulted in 100ha of commercial land being repositioned through 31 building projects, creating 333 new businesses premises.

Nichols Crowder Managing Director Matt Nichols was instrumental in repositioning the Bayside Business District, and is passionate about creating jobs.  “The successful Bayside rezoning illustrates the economic benefits repositioning, with new businesses employing 1500 people replacing old businesses that...

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October 13, 2015

Seaview Potential

336 Balcombe Road, Beaumaris
AUCTION Thursday 29th October at 12 noon on site


NICHOLS CROWDER (9559 3888) is offering a single level shop with upside located at 336 Balcombe Rd, Beaumaris for sale by public Auction on Thursday 29th October at 12 noon on site.

Situated in the heart of the popular Seaview Village shopping strip and with rear lane way access, the site comprises a land area of 223m2 and is zoned Commercial 1.     Featuring a...

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October 13, 2015

Plenty of Front

NICHOLS CROWDER (9559 3888) is offering a high profile retail premises at 9 Station Rd Cheltenham for sale by public Auction on Friday 23rd October at 12 noon on site.

Situated in on a prime corner which provides plenty of frontage and rear lane way access, the site comprises 183m2 of Commercial 1 land.    Featuring a single level shop covering the entire site, the property is ideal for investors, owner occupiers or developers

9 Station Road has...

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