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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Toowoomba Motor Village Trades Hands for the First Time in Almost 50 Years, Selling for $8.25M
National tourist park operator Hampshire Property Group has recognised Toowoomba’s appeal as a tourist destination and gateway to Queensland’s interior with the $8.25m purchase of the Toowoomba Motor Village. 
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Industrial Rents Hold Strong in Sydney’s South West
National event and exhibition specialists Clifton Productions have secured a new premises in Sydney’s South West through a leasing campaign managed by LJ Hooker Commercial Bankstown. 
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| Ryan Ellem
Gold Coast Commercial Markets To Benefit From Population and Tourist Growth
The Gold Coast’s commercial property market is set to buck national trends on the back of domestic travel demand and ongoing population growth, according to LJ Hooker Commercial’s latest Market Monitor. 
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| Ryan Ellem
Old Farmland Becomes North East Adelaide’s  Largest Infill Site
Former farmland that was part of inner North East Adelaide’s rural history is now being offered to market as one of the largest infill opportunities presented in the city.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Regional Affordability Still Entices Investors
An industrial property in Taree has attracted the interest of a Sydney-based investor as the post-Covid trend of city purchasers seeking out regional yields continues. 
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Family-Run Agencies Come Together for Expanded Client Offering
Two family-run Sunshine Coast property businesses have merged, consolidating more 80 years of leadership experience in commercial real estate.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Sector Focus Supports Growth in Managements
LJ Hooker Commercial Macarthur has expanded its asset management portfolio positioning it as the leading provider of asset management services in the Macarthur Region. 
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Infrastructure Pipeline Strengthens the NT’s Appeal
For decades, Darwin’s commercial property sectors have offered investors returns they could only dream of in the more populous capital cities.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Manufacturers Return to Small Industrial
Manufacturers accounted for almost a quarter of all new tenancies in smaller industrial properties in Western Sydney at the end of last year as small-scale production trends shifted.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Partners Group and Realterm JV Makes First Foray Into Australia With Southwest Sydney Logistics Site
A joint venture between Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, acting on behalf of its clients, and global investment manager Realterm has made its first Australian acquisition, purchasing a prime industrial site in southwest Sydney.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Third-Generation Property Leader Becomes Director of LJ Hooker Commercial Toowoomba
Leading Toowoomba property specialist Chris Stewart has been appointed General Manager across LJ Hooker’s group of agencies in the region in a move to facilitate growth and diversification.
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| Ryan Ellem | 5 mins
Celebrating Major Milestones for LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast and North NT
LJ Hooker Commercial's Central Coast and Commercial North NT's offices celebrated major milestones with the brand last month, notching more than 20 years each delivering exceptional outcomes for clients.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
LJ Hooker Commercial Southern Gold Coast Expands With Longstanding Local Team
LJ Hooker Commercial Southern Gold Coast has scaled-up to better service clients in the city’s south through the strategic merger with longstanding commercial specialists Black and Young.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Retail Leader Returns to LJ Hooker Commercial
Former QIC Retail Leasing Manager David Sheppard has returned to LJ Hooker Commercial Brisbane, the award-winning agency where he started his commercial property career.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Occupier Beats Out Field of Investors for Industrial Freehold
A campervan manufacturer has bought a 740sqm industrial property on the Central Coast for $2.12m, staving off efforts from seven investors at auction.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Toowoomba’s Investment Appeal To Further Entice Interstate Interest
Investment returns on Toowoomba commercial property will continue to attract the interest of southern investors, a recent report by LJ Hooker Commercial has tipped.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Sunshine Coast’s Office Market Holds Strong
The Sunshine Coast is riding a wave of interest in office assets on the back of the region’s IT infrastructure and a movement of professional services business out of Brisbane.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
LJ Hooker Group Appoints Head of Commercial
LJ Hooker Group has appointed longstanding commercial property specialist Tom Donnelly as Head of LJ Hooker Commercial to lead the brand’s growth and network offering across Australia.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
LJ Hooker Commercial Unveils Its Top International Performers
LJ Hooker Commercial has named its top international performers across the network following the completion of its annual awards tour through Australia and New Zealand.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Coolangatta Arcade Sells for First Time in 55 Years
A Coolangatta arcade that’s been in the same family for more than half a century has sold ahead of auction for $4.175m.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
LJ Hooker Commercial Bankstown Takes Home Trifecta of Honours
LJ Hooker Commercial Bankstown co-Director Jon Orsborn has taken out the prestigious title of the network’s top commercial salesperson at its annual NSW awards ceremony held in Sydney on Saturday.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Multi-Sector Specialist Manoli Nicolas Named Group’s Top Queensland Commercial Specialist
LJ Hooker Commercial Brisbane’s senior sales and leasing agent Manoli Nicolas has been awarded the Group’s top Queensland honour in recognition of a stellar year servicing sellers and landlords
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Influential Adelaide Business Owner Mario Bonomi Named the Group’s Top SA Commercial Specialist
Longstanding Adelaide real estate figure Mario Bonomi added another accolade to his exceptional career recently, being named LJ Hooker’s Top Commercial Salesperson at the Group’s annual awards gala.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
One of Adelaide’s Most Significant Office Assets in 2023 Comes to Market
One of the most significant assets to be offered in Adelaide over the last year is expected to generate national and international interest as the city’s office employees drive a strong return-to-work movement.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Darwin Agencies Merge for an Expanded Commercial Offering
Two of Darwin’s leading real estate agencies have combined to become one of the Northern Territory’s biggest commercial property managers. LJ Hooker Commercial Darwin and North Commercial NT have merged as part of a strategic expansion to offer commercial property investors and vendors increased support, best practice insights and connections for their assets.
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| Ryan Ellem | 6 mins
LJ Hooker Commercial Celebrates Its Longstanding Agencies
Several LJ Hooker Commercial businesses throughout Australia have celebrated lengthy anniversaries with the network recently. We spoke with those offices to find out how their markets have changed over time.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Investor Pops the Cork on Central Coast Bottle Shop
An Avoca Beach shopfront tenanted by BWS on a long-term lease has changed hands through a campaign managed by LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Toowoomba Development Site Listed for First Time in Almost 50 Years
The landmark White Oaks Motel in East Toowoomba has been brought to market for the first time in almost 50 years as part of a development opportunity topping 11,000sqm in the city’s blue-chip neighbourhood.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Tenant Secures Their Future With Development Upside Attached
While some developers are offloading sites and construction activity slows, a Gold Coast industrial site with upside for medium-density residential development sold well over reserve at auction recently. 
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Interest in Servos Rises on Back of Record Road Budget
The Northern Territory Government’s focus on road funding has heightened investor interest in service station assets in the Top End.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Retail Property Stabilises After Pandemic
Retail property is placed for moderate growth despite economic headwinds and the changing consumer spending according to LJ Hooker Commercial’s recently released Retail Market Monitor.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
CBD Building Sells With Development Upside
A CBD building with development upside overlooking Light Square has sold for $4.285m in a campaign managed by LJ Hooker Commercial Adelaide.
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| Ryan Ellem
Canberra Office Landlords Await Budget Outcomes
Office landlords are awaiting the outcomes of the 2023/24 Federal Budget to see how the Government’s fiscal priorities influence the ACT’s workforce.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
The Importance of a Quality Asset Manager
The value of a knowledgeable and proactive commercial asset manager can represent tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, for investors over the term of a lease.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Transport Hub to Transform Sydney-Brisbane Trucking
After several decades of planning, a long-awaited road network into the regional centre of Taree has brought with it the opportunity to deliver the largest transport hub between Sydney and Brisbane.
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| Mathew Tiller | 6 mins
Employment Provides Positive Outlook for Commercial Markets
Australian commercial property markets have faced significant challenges in recent years. High inflation, rising interest rates, declining bond returns, global conflicts, and geopolitical actions have all combined to increase market uncertainty. Despite these challenges, the market has also witnessed new opportunities and structural shifts that have positively impacted commercial real estate assets.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Industrial Tenancies Run Red Hot in Sydney’s South West
Competition for industrial rentals in Sydney’s South-West is now akin to the residential market, according to LJ Hooker Commercial Macarthur Director Aaron Ward.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Redevelopment Site in Walking Distance of Brisbane’s Olympics HQ Sells for $6.5M
A strata-titled motel within walking distance of the Gabba has sold for $6.5m as the investment drive ahead of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics picks up.
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| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Top Performing IGA Investment to Go Under the Hammer
One of Australia’s best performing IGAs will go under the hammer this month as quality suburban retail assets enjoy a surge in popularity post-Covid.
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| Ryan Ellem | 4 mins
No Slowdown for Industrial Rental Growth as Demand Continues to Outstrip Supply
Industrial rents will continue to rise over 2023 despite economic headwinds, LJ Hooker Commercial’s latest Industrial Market Monitor shows.
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| Ryan Ellem | 4 mins
Toowoomba’s Pub Music Scene May Be Set For Encore
An iconic Toowoomba pub has come to market, one of the last spots for local live music in Regional Queensland.
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| Ryan Ellem | 1 mins
LJ Hooker Commercial Invests in Sunshine Coast With New Agency
National real estate group LJ Hooker Commercial has established a full-service agency on the Sunshine Coast, combining award-winning local expertise with national systems and connections for business owners, investors, syndicates, government agencies and others.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
WFH Renews the Appeal of Neighbourhood Retail
Retailers struggled through the pandemic’s lockdowns. Cafe, hairdresser, salad bar owners and others were willing-on the populace to reach the target vaccine thresholds so lockdowns would be confined to the past. 
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
What’s in Store for the Future of Offices?
Australia’s office market has undergone a structural shift in the wake of the digital transformation of workplaces by Covid.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
The Industrial Sector’s Importance Within the Broader Economy Comes to the Fore
Amidst the turbulent conditions of the last three years, the industrial sector’s importance within the broader economy came to the fore.
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| Mathew Tiller | 2 mins
Office Recovery Continues With Rents on an Upward Trend
Prime office rents will edge upward over 2023 despite the lingering work from home movement, according to LJ Hooker Commercial’s latest Office Market Monitor.
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| Ryan Ellem | 1 mins
LJ Hooker Commercial Takes Home a Swag of REISA Honours
LJ Hooker Commercial Adelaide has taken home the top commercial and industrial property honours at this year’s Real Estate Institute of South Australia gala. 
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| Ryan Ellem | 1 mins
Perth Commercial Specialists Take Home Top LJ Hooker Accolade
LJ Hooker Commercial Perth has been named the LJ Hooker Group’s Top Commercial Real Estate business for 2021-22, following an outstanding year providing solutions for WA sellers and investors.
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| Ryan Ellem
Brisbane Fringe and Suburban Specialist Named Network’s Top Performer
LJ Hooker Commercial Brisbane’s senior sales and leasing specialist Manoli Nicolas has been named the real estate group’s top performer 2021-22 at its international awards gala held at Cairns this week.
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| Ryan Ellem
LJ Hooker Commercial Bankstown Specialists Named LJ Hooker’s Most Productive Office
LJ Hooker Commercial Bankstown has been crowned the real estate Group’s Most Productive Office its International Awards gala held in Cairns this week. The Most Productive Office award recognises the Group’s agency that achieved the highest volume of business per agent over the last 12 months.
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| Mathew Tiller | 8 mins
Commercial Real Estate to Play an Important Role in Economic Recovery
Volatility, regulations, disruptions and shifting financial market conditions, experienced over recent years, has failed to dent the performance of commercial real estate assets. One reason for this stability is that commercial property plays an important part in how we work, live and play.
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| Ryan Ellem
LJ Hooker Commercial Toowoomba Specialist Takes Home State’s Top Commercial Agent Honour
LJ Hooker Commercial Toowoomba’s Chris Stewart has been awarded the state’s top commercial real estate agent following a stellar year delivering premium results for sellers and investors throughout South-West Queensland.
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| Ryan Ellem
Auctions Drive Competition Across SA Commercial
Sellers are utilising the auction process to capitalise on investor interest in commercial assets throughout South Australia since mid-year.
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| Ryan Ellem
Master Plan to Drive Illawarra Interest
The Illawarra’s industrial property market has come into national focus with the announcement of a masterplan for under-utilised land in Port Kembla.
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| Mathew Tiller | 6 mins
Federal Budget 2022: Developers Take a Lead in Federal Budget’s Housing Commitment
The first Federal Budget from the new government looks to tackle the cost-of-living challenges being experienced by Australian households and businesses.
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| Ryan Ellem
LJ Hooker Commercial Perth takes out network’s top WA honour
LJ Hooker Commercial Perth has capped off a stellar 12 months advising investors, tenants and occupiers across the state by being named the real estate group’s top WA office on the weekend.
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| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
LJ Hooker Offices Diversify for Commercial Advantages
Residential agency owners are diversifying into commercial real estate services to cater to the wider needs of their clients and expand their revenue streams.
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| Ryan Ellem
Brisbane Agency Named LJ Hooker’s Top Commercial Specialists
LJ Hooker Commercial Brisbane been named the network’s top Queensland commercial property specialists at the brand’s state awards held at The Star, Gold Coast on the weekend.
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What’s in Store for Commercial Property Returns?
| Mathew Tiller | 5 mins
What’s in Store for Commercial Property Returns?
People are asking what’s in store for the commercial real estate market amidst the challenges of increased living costs, rising interest rates and global supply chain bottlenecks.
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| Katrina Creer | 4 mins
A Clearer Pathway Could Attract More Women to Commercial Property
Property specialist Tara Imlach, from LJ Hooker Commercial Southern Gold Coast, has seen her sales figures increase by around 30 per cent annually since moving into the sector, with 2021-2022 her best ever year.
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South-West Sydney Industrial Site
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Developers and Institutional Investors Tipped for Long-Held South-West Sydney Industrial Site
A south-west Sydney site totalling 41,490sqm is set to attract interest from investors and developers who have been starved of large-scale industrial sites throughout the corridor when it comes to market, this week.
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Town Investments Come Into the Spotlight for Farmers
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Town Investments Come Into the Spotlight for Farmers
Excellent seasonal conditions over the last two years have been welcomed by farmers after years of demoralising drought. 
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Personal Wealth Drives Central Coast’s Industrial Market
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Personal Wealth Drives Central Coast’s Industrial Market
Industrial land values have surged across Australia in the wake of COVID-19, with regional markets like the Central Coast also sharing in the boom. 
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Retail Makes a Rebound but Challenges Remain
| Ryan Ellem | 4 mins
Retail Makes a Rebound but Challenges Remain
Improved portfolio valuations and tightened rental vacancies have offered better results for the retail sector but economic headwinds remain for tenants and landlords, according to LJ Hooker Commercial’s Retail Market Monitor. 
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Commercial Real Estate Prospers as Life Returns to Normal
| Mathew Tiller | 4 mins
Commercial Real Estate Prospers as Life Returns to Normal
After a challenging two years, Australia’s commercial property sector is showing its strength with LJ Hooker Commercial identifying new opportunities emerging in the post-pandemic market especially in warehousing as online shopping has surged.
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A Room With a View
| Mathew Tiller | 3 mins
A Room With a View
Demand for well-tenanted commercial investments has extended to the Gold Coast with exceptional results being recorded – even in enclaves better known for waves than white collar services. 
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Savvy Sellers Bring Down the Gavel
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Savvy Sellers Bring Down the Gavel
A lack of stock and buyer demand have combined to make auctions the perfect tactic for commercial vendors.
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More Roads Lead To Toowoomba
| Mathew Tiller | 3 mins
More Roads Lead To Toowoomba
As Australia's second-largest inland city and the gateway to Queensland's resources rich South-West, Toowoomba is a strategic outpost for governments and their service departments.
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Demand for Industrial Land Holds Firm in the West
| Mathew Tiller | 3 mins
Demand for Industrial Land Holds Firm in the West
LJ Hooker Commercial Perth has managed several campaigns for the Western Australian Government over the last five years: everything from eco-tourism assets in the Pilbara to the sale of the carpark opposite Princess Margaret Hospital to Woolworths. 
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Australia-Wide Network Unveils Next Chapter
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Australia-Wide Network Unveils Next Chapter
LJ Hooker Commercial has launched its next chapter to better service customers across Australia, with the specialist service network relaunching their iconic brand.
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Owner-Occupants Hunt Off-Market Opportunities in South-West
| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
Owner-Occupants Hunt Off-Market Opportunities in South-West
The purchaser of a three-building Revesby facility is the latest owner-occupier to hunt-out an off-market sale in Sydney's industrial corridor.
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Commercial Real Estate in 2021 - Regional Opportunities Abound
| Ryan Ellem | 6 mins
Commercial Real Estate in 2021 - Regional Opportunities Abound
We take a look at some of the changes that have occurred since the onset of Covid-19, and what these could mean for commercial property owners, developers and tenants.
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What’s Your Strategy Amidst the COVID Recovery?
| Mathew Tiller | 3 mins
What’s Your Strategy Amidst the COVID Recovery?
As Australia's economic recovery from COVID-19 gets underway, business owners and investors are reviewing how to leverage the market environment for their commercial property strategies.
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North Coast Hospital Site Comes to Market
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
North Coast Hospital Site Comes to Market
The New South Wales Government has listed the former Macksville Hospital for sale, offering a redevelopment opportunity of approximately 30,000sqm within the town.
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JLL Directors Join LJ Hooker Commercial
| Ryan Ellem | 2 mins
JLL Directors Join LJ Hooker Commercial
Two of Western Sydney’s leading industrial property agents have joined LJ Hooker Commercial’s Bankstown office as the industrial business attracts continued interest.
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Industrial Proves Its Resilience Against the Backdrop of COVID-19
| Ryan Ellem | 3 mins
Industrial Proves Its Resilience Against the Backdrop of COVID-19
LJ Hooker Commercial’s Industrial Market Monitor has predicted prime investors in Sydney’s industrial market are set to benefit from 12% price growth to 2023 despite an uncertain economic outlook.
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