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  • Photo of Hannah Gill named an ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year

    Hannah Gill named an ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year

    The Managing Director of a Canberra property management business has been named as one of five Telstra Business Women of the Year in the Australian Capital Territory. Independent Property Management’s Hannah Gill won the medium and large business award this week and will go on to the National Awards in Sydney in May. Ms Gill …

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  • Photo of The Agency kicks off in Canberra

    The Agency kicks off in Canberra

    Peter Micalos is set to take the driver’s seat at The Agency’s new Canberra chapter, which launched this week with a significant project pipeline. Canberra’s growth trajectory – recent CoreLogic data showing dwelling values increased by 2.3 per cent over December and 3.14 per cent in January 2020 – has been on The Agency’s radar …

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  • Photo of Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Stamp duty labelled ‘government addiction’ as industry calls for reform

    Calls for changes to stamp duty are starting to grow stronger after New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet put the federal government on notice to act on tax reforms. In a recently released report, an independent panel appointed by the NSW Treasurer looked at how NSW and the Commonwealth could work together to build a …

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  • Photo of New Real Estate Portal Zango Launches in Canberra

    New Real Estate Portal Zango Launches in Canberra

    A new listing portal focused on the Canberra property market is getting set to launch in a bid to change the way locals view real estate. Zango has been developed in collaboration with a group of local real estate agents in Canberra, who were wanting to create a wholly-owned local platform. Zango will focus on…

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  • Photo of $5.85M Peter Blackshaw sale sets new Canberra auction record

    $5.85M Peter Blackshaw sale sets new Canberra auction record

    A new Canberra real estate auction record has been set over the weekend, with Peter Blackshaw-listed, 30 Mugga Way, being sold under the hammer for an astonishing $5.85 million – after a strong, mixed-media, four-week marketing campaign. The campaign was spearheaded by leading Canberra real estate agents Mario Sanfrancesco, and Peter Blackshaw Managing Director, Andrew …

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  • Photo of Canberra model the key to creating successful new cities

    Canberra model the key to creating successful new cities

    It often gets a bad rap, but Canberra could hold the secrets to planning for Australia's growing population and successfully decentralising our major cities, researchers say. Examining Australia's historical patterns of decentralisation over the last 100 years, researchers from RMIT, Monash and the University of Melbourne suggest the answer to creating successful new cities could…

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  • Photo of Rural agent invited to gala awards dinner in the capital

    Rural agent invited to gala awards dinner in the capital

    Award-winning Ray White Parkes agent Kim Watts was recently invited to the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Dinner at Parliament House in Canberra.  Ms Watts said she met lots of people in the rural space at the awards, which were set up to acknowledge and support the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and …

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  • Photo of ACT Real Estate celebrates 25 years of awards for excellence

    ACT Real Estate celebrates 25 years of awards for excellence

    The ACT real estate sector celebrated its achievements for the past year with a Gala Dinner at the QT Hotel on Saturday night. A crowd of over 320 were present to acknowledge the outstanding performances of the industry’s elite. “In 1995 the Institute held its first Awards for Excellence and presented nine awards, this year …

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  • Photo of Support for kids with disabilities and financial disadvantage extended a further three years

    Support for kids with disabilities and financial disadvantage extended a further three years

    Thanks to First National Real Estate, almost 200,000 disadvantaged kids across NSW and the ACT will continue to receive a fair go. Having already completed two years of sponsorship of Variety’s Postie Bike Dash, First National Real Estate has now committed to a further three years of sponsorship.  The famous ride, which takes place throughout …

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  • Photo of Post election stability reported around the country

    Post election stability reported around the country

    Has the coalition victory created an increase in consumer confidence as it relates to the property market? Many groups are saying that stability is a good thing with signs already of greater optimism, clarity and certainty. Dexar Group  Dexar Group Chief Experience Officer John Minns has welcomed the end of the election campaign and stability …

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  • Photo of Colliers International welcomes two new faces to the Canberra team

    Colliers International welcomes two new faces to the Canberra team

    Colliers International has welcomed its newest agent Sisi Chen to its Canberra team while also welcoming back Michael Pearson and Nathan Burraston. “Over the past six months our team has grown by 50 per cent,” Colliers International Director Residential, Shane Radnell revealed. Late last year the office also recruited Tom Maloney. “The number of residential …

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  • Photo of Allhomes appoints Danielle Harmer to the role of GM

    Allhomes appoints Danielle Harmer to the role of GM

    Canberra property website Allhomes has announced the appointment of Danielle Harmer as its new General Manager. Ms Harmer joined the company in 2016 as Head of Product and will now be charged with leading the Allhomes team and continuing to drive the business forward. Ms Harmer has previously held roles with IBM, The New York …

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  • Photo of Office space demand – through the roof in the ACT

    Office space demand – through the roof in the ACT

    Demand for office space in the ACT was 109 per cent higher in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to Colliers International’s latest Office Demand Index. “Nationally, the strongest growth in demand was for office space ranging from 1,000 to 2,999sqm an the ACT definitely was not immune …

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  • Photo of Residential appeal of Canberra extends to commercial market

    Residential appeal of Canberra extends to commercial market

    The demand on Canberra’s office stocks continues to rise as the city’s attractions entice people and businesses to locate in the national capital. “Over the past few years, Canberra has topped a number of liveable city polls, including being named the best place in the world to live by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

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  • Photo of Independent rebrands to reflect a focus on the future

    Independent rebrands to reflect a focus on the future

    Independent has rebranded their businesses, dropping ‘Property Group’ from the brand name to reflect a drive towards innovation. According to Chief Experience Officer John Minns, the company’s new look represents the future. “This rebrand is about updating the look and feel of Independent to be in line with how we are as a company – …

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  • Photo of Belle Property make a new home in Queanbeyan

    Belle Property make a new home in Queanbeyan

    Boutique agency Belle Property Kingston has opened its second office in the rural lifestyle suburb of Queanbeyan. The office will service the growing and thriving rural lifestyle market of the ACT’s fringe suburbs, including Queanbeyan, Googong, Jerrabomberra and Bungendore. According to co-principal of Belle Property Queanbeyan Dan McAlpine, the speed with which the Kingston business …

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  • Photo of Colliers International ACT to expand with a new office in the Civic Quarter

    Colliers International ACT to expand with a new office in the Civic Quarter

    After recently taking out the 2019 Real Estate Institute of Australia Commercial Agency of the Year, Colliers International ACT has outgrown its current office space and will move into the A-Grade Civic Quarter (CQ) when it is completed later this year. “Our business has continually performed strongly year-on-year and this has allowed us to continue …

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  • Photo of Independent Property Group to hold a free seminar for first-home buyers wanting to break into the Canberra market

    Independent Property Group to hold a free seminar for first-home buyers wanting to break into the Canberra market

    Independent Property Group has announced the launch of a free seminar, sponsored by Westpac Bank, for first-home buyers looking to break into the housing market in Canberra. The event will feature Will Honey, Principal at Independent Property Group Tuggeranong, Aimee Bergan and Nicole Kerli from Westpac Bank, as keynote speakers on the evening. The expert …

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  • Photo of Colliers International appoints new Director Capital Markets and Investment Services

    Colliers International appoints new Director Capital Markets and Investment Services

    Following a long and successful career in Asia and the United States, Michael Montelibano is bringing his experience and skills to Australia and Colliers International’s Canberra office. “We are exceedingly pleased to have such as accomplished property professional joining our business,” Colliers International State Chief Executive Paul Powderly said. Mr Montelibano’s corporate history includes experience …

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  • Photo of Harcourts Group Australia adds Director NSW/ACT Board

    Harcourts Group Australia adds Director NSW/ACT Board

    Harcourts Group Australia CEO Marcus Williams has announced the appointment of Mahan Shishineh as a director of the Harcourts New South Wales/Australia Capital Territory group as he takes a 10% equity stake in this business. Mr Shishineh currently serves as Franchise Development Manager for the NSW/ACT group, a role he has had since 2014, and …

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  • Photo of Dominic Aungles joins Colliers to bring value to commercial property sales

    Dominic Aungles joins Colliers to bring value to commercial property sales

    Qualified valuer and former professional athlete Dominic Aungles is turning his analytical mind and drive to a new challenge – commercial investment sales. “Having worked for three of Australia’s top four commercial property firms in roles across real estate management, valuations and consultancy, I have been widely exposed to all the opportunities that exist in …

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  • Photo of Capital real estate stars join Ray White Canberra

    Capital real estate stars join Ray White Canberra

    Rent roll growth has been Maria Edwards’ passion for more than a decade. Ms Edwards has joined Ray White Canberra as Head of Growth, and was looking forward to plying her trade with Canberra’s fastest growing real estate agency. “I was particularly drawn to the culture of continuous improvement, and the support of the principals …

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  • Photo of Domain appoints new Director – Corporate and Enterprise

    Domain appoints new Director – Corporate and Enterprise

    Domain Group (ASX: DHG) has today announced that Jon McConkey has been promoted to Director – Corporate and Enterprise. In his new role, Mr McConkey will be responsible for managing and consolidating relationships with corporate partners for Domain’s residential and enterprise divisions. He will also drive greater exposure to data-driven insights and Domain’s property cloud …

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  • Photo of Colliers International receives top honour at REIACT awards

    Colliers International receives top honour at REIACT awards

    Colliers International was named Commercial Agency of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of the ACT’s Awards of Excellence on Saturday night, and Director Rupert Cullen was recognised as Commercial Property Manager of the Year. “This is the second year Colliers International has taken home the title of Commercial Agency of the Year,” Colliers …

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  • Photo of Belle Property Commercial Launches in the ACT

    Belle Property Commercial Launches in the ACT

    In response to Australian Capital Territory’s strong development activity and emerging population growth, Belle Property Commercial has established Belle Property Retail Canberra. With a key focus on leasing and sales of mixed-use developments the office will be led by Director, Nathan Dunn, a highly respected identity in the ACT commercial property industry, and who has …

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  • Photo of The Power of Connection: Rik Rushton’s new book available for purchase

    The Power of Connection: Rik Rushton’s new book available for purchase

    We might live in a world that is more connected, switched on, plugged in and constant than ever before, but how do you combat the fact many people are clocking in and checking out? This is the question posed and answered by renowned real estate and business advisor Rik Rushton in his latest book: The Power …

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  • Photo of Overcoming adversity and setting goals: Anna Thomas

    Overcoming adversity and setting goals: Anna Thomas

    If there’s someone who knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity, it’s Anna Thomas, COO of Stockdale & Leggo. Anna grew up at the MCG Pub in Melbourne and was kicked out of home at 19, but became the first woman in her family to get a uni degree (and now she has multiple qualifications). …

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  • Photo of Westpac backs BRICKX

    Westpac backs BRICKX

    The Fintech company provides access to residential property by enabling Australians to buy “Bricks” in individual property trusts. The investment is a sign that banks are heading into a territory they have been wary of in the past. “The reason we are seeing the rapid rise of Fintech businesses is because they are creating products …

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  • Photo of Rent.com.au solves the cats versus dogs debate

    Rent.com.au solves the cats versus dogs debate

    New data from Rent.com.au has solved the age-old dog versus cat debate and it’s no surprise that man’s best friend is Australia’s most loved household pet. Rent.com.au’s Pet Resume feature has now exceeded 50,000 resumes, with around one-third of renters choosing to attach a profile for their furry friend to their Renter Resume. “The ability …

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  • Photo of James Baker and Adrian Venturi of McGrath Avalon on leadership and resilience

    James Baker and Adrian Venturi of McGrath Avalon on leadership and resilience

    After studying architecture and structural engineering in Manchester, James practiced or a year before spending 15 years in recruitment, which included running the Asia Pacific rim for a business with a $50 million turnover. Real estate combined his passion of structure, architecture, sales and people, and he started his real estate experience during the GFC …

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  • Photo of Core Logic weekly wrap – remember the good times with the bad

    Core Logic weekly wrap – remember the good times with the bad

    During the up cycle of any property market, it’s natural that people will tend only to focus on when values rise. However, it’s important to remember the times values have fallen dramatically but recovered, bearing in mind it’s more common for combined capital city dwelling values to increase rather than fall. “Although value rises have …

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  • Photo of Idalia: Buyers Flock to Woden’s Newest Address

    Idalia: Buyers Flock to Woden’s Newest Address

    For the past six weeks apartments in Hindmarsh’s new Idalia development have sold at the rate of around three every week with a cross section of buyers – led by young professionals – vying to be a part of Woden’s transformation. Idalia is now over 70% sold, an impressive result that demonstrates not only the …

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  • Photo of realestate.com.au invites Canberrans to find their true love in new content series

    realestate.com.au invites Canberrans to find their true love in new content series

    realestate.com.au has launched its first hyperlocal content series in the ACT, playing up Canberra suburbs in an entertaining series of ‘speed dates’. The videos, which have reached more than 160,000 Canberrans since launching last Monday1, are a targeted play at the local market where Australia’s No 1 real estate site is a challenger brand. Starring …

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  • Photo of Department of Finance signs annual multi-million dollar lease for One Canberra

    Department of Finance signs annual multi-million dollar lease for One Canberra

    In an off-market arrangement, the Commonwealth Department of Finance has secured a multi-million dollar, long-term lease for One Canberra, a prestigious ‘A’ grade 24,065 square metre office building prominently located just 500 metres from Parliament House Canberra. Owned by integrated property firm, the Willemsen Group, the building, located at the corner of National Circuit and …

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  • Photo of Woden to welcome ACT Health

    Woden to welcome ACT Health

    The Department of Health has signed a 15 year lease for 11,000sq m of office accommodation at the newly refurbished 2-6 Bowes Street Phillip. Colliers International’s Paul Powderly, Tim Mutton and Michael Ceacis brokered the deal. The ACT Government will be relocating its workforce of about 750 staff from multiple sites around Canberra and will …

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