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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, [...]

Caravan & Rec Vehicle Storage – The demographics could say it all.

By |2022-05-12T13:26:49+10:0005/12/2021|Investments Ideas|

Trends Ageing demographics makes for an interesting future-investment, proposition. From the demographics it looks like the caravan storage industry is in for a bumper time. Over the next 20 years Australians are retiring in considerable numbers. According to the caravan industry association of Australia in their 2020 industry report, “there is a reasonably strong correlation between the percentage of the [...]

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 [...]

Box Commercial to appear at a Wholesale Investor event – Venture & Capital

By |2021-07-02T14:43:14+10:0001/06/2021|Co-investment|

Please come along (virtually or physically ) to see Robert Stanley-Turner director of Box  Commerical estate agents to appear in Venture & Capital event hosted by Wholesale Investor on 26TH-27TH JULY 2021 – LIVE & VIRTUAL. Rob will be talking about co-investment and the power of participating with other investors into acquiring and holding investment real estate.

Cairns poised for absolute growth

By |2021-12-06T08:35:51+10:0019/04/2021|Case Study, Co-investment|

Escaping a cold Melbourne autumn to inspect a new potential co-investing Cairns development opportunity in April of 2021 was a pleasure. As an estate agent I have marketed numerous properties in Cairns over the years and I feel that I am uniquely placed to measure a difference to pre and post covid times.   This time around, whilst there was a definite shortage of backpackers and the charisma that they [...]

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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Townsville Development – Warehouse Syndicate leased to Qld Government fills in record time

By |2022-05-05T14:14:26+10:0011/10/2020|Case Study, Co-investment|

Our investors have pretty straight forward goals. They want investments which produces a stable monthly income and have capital security. Our clients have gone along way to answering that with a lease to the Queensland government for this modern office warehouse facility 21-31 Markwell Place Mount St John (Townsville) The property is leased to the state government of [...]

National Self Storage takeover — Abacus buy-up is back on again!

By |2022-05-05T14:15:47+10:0015/09/2020|Case Study, Self-Storage|

By Robert, Stanley-Turner 15/05/2020 Well, according the the AFR on May 15, the Abacus buy up of shares is back on again! If this results in a controlling interest, I don't see it as a good thing for our independent self storage owner clients. Abacus have built up a 7% shareholding in  National, taking advantage of a substantially reduced share [...]

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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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South-east Queensland new & planned infrastructure review

By |2022-05-05T14:18:45+10:0015/04/2020|Case Study, Co-investment|

By Robert Stanley-Turner 15/01/2020 Happy New Year! January is the perfect time to sit back, start afresh and re-evaluate your investment goals.  Over the last few years, we’ve all been challenged by a lack of attractive investment options as returns have followed interest rates down. (OK, perhaps we’ve been a little bit spoiled by the glory days of [...]

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Mulgrave Office investment sale offered compelling returns for syndicate investors

By |2021-03-25T12:48:26+10:0005/01/2020|Case Study, Co-investment|

By Robert Stanley-Turner A Mulgrave property investment purchased in 2017 has recently sold for $27.82M on behalf of its syndicate investors.  Throughout the term of the investment, investors received around 8% per annum and ultimately $1.20 returned for each $1 they invested. Investors were able to participate in the syndicate from $50,000. The property was purchased in June 2017 for [...]

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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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The 2018 UK Highway-Retailing Trend Tour: Gloucester Services Northbound

By |2022-05-05T14:19:20+10:0026/08/2019|Case Study|

  By Rob Stanley-Turner: And in further investigation of Highway service centres, there is this one, the best yet, called “Gloucester Services”. Built 5 years ago with agreement from UK main roads after the announcement of a landowners farmland being resumed, 3 innovative farmers assembled this service centre which offers only local produce. Wow!

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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 Part 2. Manchester UK

By |2021-04-27T14:07:20+10:0004/09/2018|Uncategorized|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Aldi is now well entrenched into large-format home centres. I know in Australia, putting supermarkets into Home centres was specifically restricted for many years, due mainly to the fact of the additional load it would put on carparks.

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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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The 2018 UK Highway-Retailing Trend Tour: The Ultimate Highway Service Centre

By |2022-05-05T14:21:21+10:0004/07/2018|Case Study|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: 'Welcome Break' has this awesome service centre concept where this upside down U shaped building developed over the freeway with parking & hardstand on each site, offer motorists a fab place for a break and convenience retail range. The total size I would say would be around 3500m2 . It must work as its tenanted by some [...]

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The 2018 UK Highway-Retailing Trend Tour: COSTA

By |2020-02-20T12:04:47+10:0004/06/2018|Case Study|

By Rob Stanley-Turner: Costa coffee is just everywhere here in fact they have over 3400 outlets. Not only have they stores but they also have instant pods in servos. They are owned by huge multinational Whitbread Plc. Whitbread are the UK’s largest operator of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, with some of the UK’s most successful hospitality brands including Premier [...]

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