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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 →

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 →

A Property Manager’s ticket to freedom   HiRUM Software Solutions announces the launch of ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ today, a property management solution which will redefine the accommodation Industry. ‘HiRUM Anywhere’ has been designed to give Property Managers complete freedom, offering them the opportunity to access critical business information whilst on the go.  No longer will they be required to have access to a computer or the internet in order to keep an eye on their business. The benefits of the technology created by HiRUM is that it is ‘Mobile First’ not traditional ‘Cloud’. This allows the software to be accessed even without internet connectivity or power; and is designedRead More →

Think back to a time when websites were merely an imaginary idea, rather like the concept cars of the future, considered impossible by the masses. Most couldn’t even visualize Google, it was just a funny word, spoken but rarely understood. Most of us couldn’t picture in our minds how a customer in the United States might be able to tap a few keys on his keyboard to book a hotel in Australia. How could that possibly happen without a phone or a fax? And just what was this thing called the Internet that none of us could see but which was creating immense wealth forRead More →

To embrace Airbnb or not this is the question? We are seeing more articles in the media recently about this controversial topic and onsite managers are starting to ask the question “How can we protect our investment?” The team here at TCM Strata hear you and want to help you un puzzle the puzzle. With engaging information sharing from our panel of experts covering insurances, legal, taxation & financials through to working with your Body Corporate manager and hearing from an onsite manager that has embraced this new wave of accommodation sharing.Read More →

The record sale by Resort Brokers Australia of the $600m ‘FV’ by Gurner management rights to Mantra Group has capped a run of chart-topping sales for the growing national accommodation property specialist. With 970 apartments plus commercial and leisure facilities spanning three landmark towers underway by Gurner in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, FV is the largest management rights ever sold off-the-plan in Australia. The sale was handled by Resort Brokers’ national sales manager, Trudy Crooks, and her brother, off-the-plan specialist, Tim Crooks.  They said it was an outstanding result and a win-win-win for everyone, particularly for FV apartment owners who will have such a quality, experiencedRead More →

In our last bulletin we talked about our view that we are moving into a tighter credit environment in which bank lending guidelines will become stricter. We also talked about challenges existing borrowers are having with annual business loan reviews and extended interest only periods. The reaction to this bulletin has been remarkable with many business borrowers expressing concern around a range of experiences they are having with their lender. To be frank some of the concerns raised with us are of the borrower’s own making and reflected a lack of understanding of the terms and conditions of the loan. In many cases we haveRead More →

Your investment property could be at serious risk of damage with a new trend of tenants holiday letting rooms or the entire property through Airbnb on a per night basis. This can significantly increase the risk of damage and security of your property without the extra reward for you as the landlord. In other words your tenant could be making extra income from your property but you are wearing the risk. Legislation governing tenancy agreements is outdated as most of it was written before Airbnb existed. So you need to be proactive and start protecting yourself. Quick disclaimer first. I am not a lawyer soRead More →

We have all seen the show “Undercover Boss”. There have been two instances over the past 2 years that I have placed myself in the relief management/temp world as an “undercover boss”. What is it really like to be a relief manager? “Easy” you’d think. You just come in, do your job, leave at the end of the contract and get paid well. You are greatly mistaken. When I first put the feelers out about starting Real Strategix Relief Management Program it happened by sheer accident. As you quite possibly know I am a Trainer. I have over 15 years’ experience in all aspects ofRead More →

Brisbane Airport Corporation invited TheOnsiteManager along to their community workshop to talk about their latest projects, how they are being implemented and what they mean for tourism businesses in Queensland. Over the next decade, BAC are investing $3.8 Billion into new infrastructure projects. International travel is growing at a rate of 6% PA presently and the corporation wants to ensure the Brisbane Airport offers a world-class facility that can accommodate this continued growth. The first thing that they pointed out was the New Parallel Runway (NPR) project. Paul Koglan, their lead project manager, tells us it will be operational within 4 years. Currently, the airportRead More →

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