Estate Agent to Self-Storage Industry.

Box Commercial – Estate Agent to Self-Storage Industry. Box Commercial is a boutique real estate agency based in Melbourne. Our primary purpose is to offer for sale selected Australian income-producing investment property for the purposes of generating income.

We facilitate access to investment property for our investors through a syndicated ownership structure or alternatively selected stand-alone freehold investments.

Our purpose is to offer investments which we believe will deliver income reliability and negate as much risk as possible.

Over the years we have been particularly keen on offering operating Self-storage facilities. With these investments, we especially like how rental income is generated across multiple rent payers, ie. the Storers. In this way we consider them to be a compelling investment. This is only the beginning though.

Robert Stanley-Turner, principle of Box Commercial and sole director, sold his first self-storage property, (East Coast Self-Storage) in Southport in 1996.

Over the next 2 decades he has sold numerous self-storage complexes and witnessed the industry evolve from a cottage industry into the billion-dollar industry it is today.

Our other area of interest is the syndicated ownership of investments. Syndications can deliver compelling investment benefits in otherways. Sharing risk and investing objectives with other investors with a reduced and flexible upfront investment is only the beginning of advantages that syndicated investments deliver to individual investors.

Even before the acquisition of the new property investment is made, the combined financial resources of multiple investors gives each individual investor greater financial power than they have if they acted solely.

And this is also what we do. Our “investor-grouping” services introduces multiple investors to one another for the purposes of acquisition. The buying structure is established as a syndicate.

On our website you will find a list of all investments which have been acquired for investments and news of any new acquisitions of investment property for the purposes of syndication.

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. Property syndication 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 syndicated properties to date here.

BoxCom has been assembling investors for syndicates 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.



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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