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Worldwide disruption to bring future investment opportunities

By |2022-05-05T14:08:50+10:0006/03/2022|Investing Ideas|

Since 2020 we have all witnessed how disruptive COVID has been. Especially for future investments. Whilst the pandemic itself has been one of the most visual forms of disruption, there have been numerous other disruptions occurring, some invisible. For instance, financial disruption has occurred with both the dilution of currency with the printing of money and the reduction of our [...]

Truck Storage: a looming future-investment?

By |2022-05-19T10:59:12+10:0020/01/2022|Case Study, Investing Ideas, Investments Ideas, Land wanted|

Disruption is coming to a freight company near you with the electrification of trucking fleets Demand for storage space because of the online spending boom has re-calibrated just about everything in the metropolitan industrial land and building industry. Industrial rentals have surged along with property & building prices as developers supply property for the booming warehouse direct sales. For owners, [...]

World shipping, logistics & container storage in overdrive

By |2022-05-05T14:10:45+10:0017/10/2021|Container Storage, Hardstand, Investing Ideas, Investments Ideas|

The on-line revolution has disrupted traditional supply chains & has created future-investment opportunities. Shipping containers used for export to Australia are in demand! And once the shipping containers arrive, shipping bottlenecks and congestion make it slow to return. In the meantime, whilst a place on the ship for a container is found, the storage of containers is the only solution. [...]

South East Queensland’s infrastructure extravaganza

By |2022-05-05T14:11:15+10:0002/08/2021|Case Study, Co-investment, Investing Ideas|

South-East Queensland region looks a compelling place to invest. Up until the 2032 Olympics was announced and awarded to Brisbane, South east Queensland Infrastructure and Brisbane City was planning & undergoing an explosive upgrade which included the Cross River Rail Brisbane Airport runway and airport upgrade Green Bridge programme Brisbane Metro Service All of these were designed to [...]

Highway-fronting property can lock-in extra value

By |2022-05-05T14:12:02+10:0002/06/2021|Case Study, Co-investment, Investing Ideas|

Today in  Morayfield stands this newly built cutting edge highway property service centre. We committed Taco Bells & United Petrol to the site to fit alongside the existing Anaconda. Prior to that, stood a 20 year old homemaker centre with showrooms  vacant &  had been available for lease for 2 years. The owners had to demolish half the buildings and [...]

Wellcamp South-East Queensland makes for compelling investing

By |2022-05-05T14:13:21+10:0018/04/2021|Co-investment, Investing Ideas|

It's hard not to get excited about the Toowoomba-Wellcamp region. With the Darling Downs food bowl to the east and the  Surat Basin energy sector to the west. In 2025 one of the largest ever infrastructure projects is coming right into Wellcamp. The inland rail will be delivering freight in an out of Toowoomba from Melbourne and Sydney [...]

Newcastle Review – Mega Logistic & extra-ordinary.

By |2021-12-06T10:23:39+10:0015/04/2021|Co-investment, Investing Ideas|

  With one of Australia’s largest bulk ports and a thriving international airport, Newcastle is also serviced by a rail and road infrastructure with direct links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the surrounding giant Hunter Valley agricultural and mining regions. This magic  combination of air, rail, road, and sea facilities is rare both nationally and internationally.  So rare, in fact, [...]

Yatala Qld – Investors out in force for two recently syndicated investments

By |2021-04-19T11:59:35+10:0019/11/2020|Case Study, Co-investment, Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner 20/06/2020 Box Commercial's investor groups have committed to two large single asset wholesale-investment syndicates. An the unvestor's quick response meant that the syndicate was oversubscribed within days of its opening The first property, a giant 9029 sqm cold room storage & distribution facility in Yatala Queensland was leased for 11 years to a meat wholesaler & distributor. The [...]

Morayfield Qld -Taco Bell & United Fuels opens 2 new outlets

By |2022-05-05T14:18:14+10:0018/11/2020|Case Study, Investing Ideas|

Morayfield, a fast-growing suburb 44 kilometres north of Brisbane, has been chosen as the site of Queensland’s newest Taco Bell. With this Morayfield development has seen a boost. The restaurant was pre-leased in a new highway service centre at 182-190 Morayfield Rd. Originally the owner decided to sell this fantastic, high-profile 6500 sqm site, and instructed us to [...]

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Squeezing more from your property #1: Roof Real Estate

By |2022-05-05T14:16:38+10:0016/05/2020|Case Study, Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner 05/05/2020 I've noticed a trend over the last year of large property owners--including the big Self-Storage companies--investing in roof-top solar panels. It got me thinking...could the real estate on your roof be an underrated or overlooked part of your facility?    So I decided to have a chat with my friend, the media personality, sustainable [...]

We just love self-storage because…

By |2021-03-25T11:57:17+10:0026/04/2020|Investing Ideas|

By Robert Stanley-Turner 27/04/2020 Self-storage businesses are stable, passive and in demand. The self-storage industry has grown from a cottage industry in the 1980s, where families would build and manage an independent facility, to a billion-dollar industry increasingly dominated by large companies that manage and own facilities. There are around 1000 self-storage facilities Australia-wide. There are two components [...]

Squeezing more from your property #2 — Storage Website Portal discussion & review

By |2021-03-25T12:25:54+10:0023/04/2020|Investing Ideas|

I’m writing this in early April 2020, and right now, we’re all spending more and more time at home. This has meant changes for all of us. It’s also changed the way people transact their everyday purchases. With google only 1 meter away, we are moving towards a self-serving society. No wonder we are resistant to making a [...]

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Squeezing more from your property #3 — Fast Food & Petrol Review

By |2021-03-25T12:43:54+10:0022/04/2020|Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Fast food & petrol retailers are wanting highway-fronting sites for their businesses. The one ingredient they all need is highway fronting sites, all over Australia.  This factor made me think, that you may have a site which I could offer to them. Operators like these are wanting sites like this one in Milton all over [...]

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Sold: Airport Self Storage Marcoola. “It felt like speed dating.”

By |2021-03-25T12:48:56+10:0005/11/2019|Case Study, Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Airport Storage & Parking in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast sold in December 2017. Back in early 2017 when I first spoke with the owners, we discussed my recommendations as to sale format, optimal timing, finding the likely buyers and the best price strategy. We explored valuation concerns, the maturity of the complex and potential for development, [...]

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For Sale: Rhodes Self Storage

By |2021-07-29T11:52:52+10:0005/11/2019|Investing Ideas|

By Robert Stanley-Turner.I’ve been selling Self-Storage facilities since 1996. That’s 23 years (OMG), and over that time I’ve seen the industry go from strength to strength, increasing in professionalism and facility size in order to respond to our population growth and shift to apartment living. I’ve marketed and inspected scores of facilities, here in Australia and overseas… …and I’ve never [...]

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Are these the glory days for Self Storage property owners?

By |2020-02-20T11:59:55+10:0002/09/2019|Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: I was so shocked I spilt my coffee. This is huge news: Abacus has taken a stake in National Self Storage. This has the potential to fundamentally change the self-storage market in Australia. Abacus Property Group and National Self Storage are two of the Big Four self-storage players. If this shareholding is a step towards Abacus attempting [...]

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Investment property search

By |2021-03-25T12:50:54+10:0004/09/2018|Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: June 2018: Investment property search: Undertaking Road trip in search of new investment property. We are searching for Self Storage, pubs and clubs, hotels and other quality income producing investment property suitable for us to assemble a group of investors to purchase and hold. Also we are also looking for high profile sites to suit many retailers [...]

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The 2018 UK Highway-Retailing Trend Tour: Self Storage. Manchester UK

By |2020-02-20T12:02:27+10:0004/09/2018|Investing Ideas|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Here the largest UK Self Storage operator, Safestore and there largest stand-alone facility of around 9000 sqm and 1000 units. A most impressive facility. Safestore has 146 stores including 120 self-storage centres in the UK and a further 26 stores in the Paris region. Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998. It acquired the French business [...]

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