About Us

Box Commercial is a boutique real estate agency. Our primary purpose is to offer for sale selected Australian income-producing investment property for the purposes of generating reliable income.

We are particularly keen on offering operating properties that offer one or both characteristics.

I. Spread risk of income across numerous rent payers.
II. Offer numerous investors to participate in the ownership

To us this means we like commercial properties which have numerous tenants, such as a retail center, industrial facility, office block or a self-storage facility. And then, in terms of ownership, we like co-investments where numerous investors participate in a “property syndicate” or “small real estate investment trust (REIT)”.

We welcome you to our firm and introduce you to the type of properties we have been able to refer our investors to over the years here.

We are not permitted to advertise current offers as most properties offered are classified as licensed investment products. Rather, our role is to introduce and group enough investors together and refer them on to the manager of the investment.

Also, to support our business we also initiate new investments. Often, initiating new investments can be as straightforward as introducing a long-term business to a property and then go on to either lease or sell the property to the business.

Our principal director has had a long history of selling storage investments. Storage properties can be either simply raw land in the case of hardstand or a simple industrial building such as warehouse or self-storage facility. Importantly they have had an excellent history as investments as they feature numerous rent payers and at times have been available as a property syndicate or small real estate investment trusts.

Our principle has sold numerous storage complexes over the last 3 decades and witnessed the industry evolve from a cottage industry into the billion-dollar industry it is today.

Today the prospects for storage are even brighter than in 1996. This time with the innovation in flexible storage such as prefabricated shipping containers, simple land offers the storage business a compelling cost-effective storage solution. In this way, they make great investments with multiple rent payers.

Our future investment page offers investors land for lease and sale in the hope that it will initiate new investments for us to sell or offer investors co-investment opportunities.

A little about me

Rob has loved doing deals since he was 12 years old and sold his go-kart to Peter Davis for ten bucks and a Superman comic. He’s been a licensed real estate agent for more than twenty years and he’s sold and leased development sites, shopping centres, self-storage complexes, large format retail stores and convenience centres all over Australia. He’s worked for companies like Jones Lang LaSalle, DTZ International, and Spotlight Stores but these days, he works for Box Commercial as director & principle.

Robert Stanley-Turner

Director & Principle

Selling a property now can be challenging decision particularly if there are excellent prospect of future profits down the track.

There may be future rental uplifts or external factors such as pivotal infrastructure underway which will greatly enhance the utility of the property which may release additional value in your property.

Perhaps you may be an owner occupier needing release of some additional capital currently retained in the properties ownership which you would like to re-invest into other area.

Whatever it is, a solution could be the introduction of a buyer (a property syndication group) who can purchase your property outright in the normal way, or if you prefer, structure a purchase which gives you immediate release of equity and still leaves you a financial interest in your property.

And if you choose, further capital release can occur during the term of the syndicate. And best of all, In the meantime, your financial interest will entitle you to any rents and future profits along the way.

This can be an ideal structure for properties where future profits are yet to be realised but simultaneously you are wanting a reliable exit strategy.

Please see our lists of syndicated property case studies here.

With COVID-19 & climate change supply chains are under stress. You may have already noticed that shipping containers around ports are at capacity.

This has created opportunities for land owners & developers to accommodate storage for short & long term. We have elaborated on this in our Storage Industry Overview & Trends section, and you will read how we offer you participation in providing your site to storage operators for the short or long term.

In these uncertain times where you feel compelled to invest with deposit interest rates at all-time lows but faced with the difficulty of deciding where to invest with confidence, diversification in your investment portfolio is a compelling proposition, ie spreading your risk. Co-investment offers investors choice in where you invest in terms of region, the type of investment in terms of category of real estate, office, retail, storage etc . See our case studies of co-investments to date here.

BoxCom has been assembling investors for small real estate investment trusts for around a decade now. With recent upheaval caused by Covid, our investors are wanting income reliability capital security and diversification. They invest between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and will invest for up to 7 years. The most fortunate part of our investor referrals is that once our investors become comfortable with our fund management clients they invest greater amounts and more frequently. Please see our list of projects here.

Expiring Trusts

Off market sales of properties to expiring trusts is easy when offered to other fund managers. We can ensure we maximise the selling price of your property with our 30 day off-market EOI campaign to fund managers and syndicate managers here and internationally and best of all it will occur completed off-market.

Contact

phone

+61 418 982 000

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Location

address

47 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Testimonials

Best returns possible

I have used Robert’s real estate services for well over 20 years now. Over that time, he has developed a thorough knowledge of our property portfolio & the dynamics involved with obtaining the best return possible from it. Looking forward to another 20 years Rob! Richard – General Manager Property, Spotlight Group

Thorough and hardworking

I have found Robert to be one of the most thorough and hardworking people I have sold properties with. His ability to think outside the box is impressive. He has never let me down! Nick Gandolfo – Owner, Trucare Drycleaners