General Interest

Contributed By: Nick Buick on

When you’re in the market for Management Rights, the best place to search is TheOnsiteManager.com.au, I don’t just say that because I own the site, it really is the only website in the country that  has every single listing, from every single broker in the industry, all located on one super-fast and easy-to-use website. You can search a wide range of parameters to nail down exactly the listings you’re interested in, and short-list these for closer review, or enquire straight away, directly with the broker. We have relationships with many of the nation’s top data aggregators who have built a specialised XML structure exclusively forRead More →

Contributed By: Ben Hanley of TravelTripper on

In the digital age, online reviews have become an important digital currency for hotels—the more you have, the stronger your online position. Savvy online travelers frequently make their decisions based on the recommendations of others, and 95% of people say they read reviews before making a booking. Of all the review sites out there, TripAdvisor is still widely regarded as number one. But things are changing. A number of review sites are now stepping up their prominence in the hotel space. The power of social media is also creating a shift in the way travelers seek out suggestions and tips to inform their booking decision. InRead More →

Contributed By: Bonnie Tai of SpiceNews.com.au on

W Hotels, part of Marriott International, is set to open the first five-star hotel in Brisbane’s central business district in two decades. Located at 300 George Street, W Brisbane will mark the re-entry of the W brand into Australia, with room bookings to commence in November 2017. The new hotel will offer 312 rooms, including 29 suites, many with stellar views across Brisbane River to South Bank and Mount Coot-tha. For meetings and events, approximately 1,100 square metres of flexible spaces, fully equipped with the latest AV facilities, will be on offer. There will also be three onsite venues to eat, mix and mingle. WRead More →

A few weeks ago we published an article exploring why onsite managers might want to consider jumping on the AirBnB bandwagon. It featured a number of pro-AirBnB comments we’d received from our members, many of which centred around the positive effect it had had on their revenue. But on the other side of the coin, we also received a substantial response from the opposing camp. The picture they painted was far from rosy – in fact the overall impression was that, as this article’s slightly sensational-sounding headline might suggest, AirBnB and strata living might never be able to peacefully coexist. This isn’t to say thatRead More →

A tragic shooting yesterday left 2 female property managers dead and a third male property manager in hospital in a stable condition. The shooting occurred in a rural property where the managers were understood to be conducting a standard tenancy inspection. The tenant is believed to have opened fire on the property managers at the home killing two and injuring a third. Detective Inspector Dene Begbie of Northland Police said roads around the area were cordoned and the suburb was in lock-down as a major police operation was launched when the gunshots were reported at around 11am local time on Wednesday, July 26th. Responding officers wereRead More →

Contributed By: Jeremy Festa of Rochele on

Many people believe the main reason we re-paint body corporate buildings is to protect them from the elements. However this is not necessarily true. Apart from sealing certain aspects, such as metal balustrade where we paint in order to deter rust, or ensure natural timber is kept moist through oiling or staining, the real reason we re-paint any building, is to enhance its visual appeal. The built environment and architecture in general plays a huge role in affecting people’s moods. So when it comes to the health and happiness of a body corporate community, a good looking and clean building plays an integral role. EXTERIORRead More →

Resort Brokers Australia has added two new brokers to its Queensland ranks, taking the agency’s growing national network of specialist brokers to 37. The two latest appointments, Todd Warner on the Gold Coast and Arron Bailey on the Sunshine Coast, follow significant recent expansion moves in Victoria and South Australia. Catering for management rights demand growth on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, Resort Brokers has welcomed two sales professionals from former senior management roles with the world’s largest family-owned spirits company, Bacardi Martini Australia. Todd Warner, an experienced sales professional with a proven track record of leadership in the liquor and construction industries over some 25 years, will handle managementRead More →

MR Sales are pleased to welcome two new members to their team of experienced brokers in Brisbane. Tony Mancuso and Lyn Pearsall will be joining Greg Jorgensen in Brisbane listing and selling management rights. With 25 years in the Brisbane building industry, as both a builder and developer, Tony Mancuso was heavily involved in the establishment of body corporate schemes and community management scheme statements. Tony also has a financial interest in two manufactured home parks in Victoria and New South Wales, giving him a grass roots understanding of the industry. Tony has been involved in the management rights industry for over 10 years havingRead More →

A torrent of investment in large-scale infrastructure projects is set to stimulate widespread opportunities in the accommodation industry, particularly in regional centres, according to Resort Brokers Australia. The national industry specialist is urging accommodation investors and operators to “follow the infrastructure trail” as Australia embarks on a period of colossal investment in nation-building projects designed to stimulate economic productivity in the short and long term. Commitments, at Federal and State levels, are numerous.  Chief among them are the 1700km so-called ‘Steel Mississippi’ Inland Rail from Melbourne to Brisbane, the giant power-grid battery project dubbed Snowy Hydro 2.0, and the new Western Sydney Airport at BadgerysRead More →

What is bullying? Everyone’s definition of bullying is different.  Wikipedia says as follows: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behaviour is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Many of us have children and the bullying that occurs at schools today astounds me.  From verbal threats to physical attacks.  We all are asking “why is it getting worse?”  I don’t remember it being this bad when we were kids. We can blameRead More →