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  • For the first time in seven years Melbourne has been knocked from the top of the The Global Liveability Index. The ranking, produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit, has put Vienna, Austria, in the top position for 2018, moving Melbourne to second place. The upset comes as Sydney rises significantly through the ranking, up to fifth position from 11th last…

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  • Here are my top takeaways from a lineup of prestigious politicians, industry insiders and business experts who took to the stage for Connect Day 2. Mark Schulman – Hacking the Rockstar Attitude Fresh from performing with Pink the previous night, drummer Mark Schulman set the tone for an energetic Day 2 at Connect 2018, telling conference attendees: “Every word you…

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  • Knight Frank, the independent global property consultancy, has announced a partnership with Bayleys Realty Group Limited. Together, Knight Frank and Bayleys will be one of the largest full-service real estate consultants across Australia and New Zealand. The strategic partnership will see the company trade as Bayleys in association with Knight Frank. The move will see multiple synergies for both firms,…

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  • Powerhouse Ray White Remuera has once again been named as the top international office in the Ray White Group for the third year in a row. The Auckland business with the blue ribbon address has won this coveted award based on the highest settled commission in the Ray White Group now in 2018, 2017 and 2016. “We are thrilled, proud…

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  • Ray White Hotels Australia Managing Director Andrew Jolliffe has claimed the major individual honours at the annual Ray White Commercial awards for the fourth consecutive year. The awards were held on Sunday night at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, which kicks off the Ray White Group’s Connect Conference, with 2,500 attendees from across the entire group. Andrew Jolliffe,…

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  • Margaret Black, Ray White Rural and Livestock’s longest-serving female and leader of the Atherton office for two decades, was last night awarded the Significant Contribution trophy at the company’s annual awards. The presentation was made by chairman Paul White who referenced Ms Black’s longevity, success and leadership over many years. The youngest principal in the company, talented livestock agent AJ…

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  • Here are my top takeaways from a lineup of prestigious politicians, industry insiders and business experts who took to the stage for Connect Day 1. Former PM John Howard – The Global Economic Future As Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard OM AC led the country over four terms and 13 years. His achievements in the top job…

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  • Domain have shown a revenue of $286.6 million with a net loss after tax of $6.2 million in the company’s FY18 results. The loss comes after the company split from Fairfax and listed on the ASX in November. The company is no doubt hoping incoming CEO Jason Pellegrino, who begins his role at the end of the month, will boost…

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  • The REA Group financial results have revealed the company increased its marketing spend by 23 per cent in the 2018 financial year, up from $60.415 million to $74.483 million. With the removal of the acquisition costs, REA Group showed a revenue increase of 20 per cent to $807.7 million. EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) was up 22 per…

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  • Three Australian cities sit in the top 20 of the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index, showing the prestige market is still performing strongly. The report from Q2 2018, which tracks the progress of 43 cities worldwide, shows Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are still keeping up with growth elsewhere, coming in as 15th, 17th and 20th respectively. Perth also showed…

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  • Two of Belle Property’s leading offices, Bondi Junction and Dee Why, stole the show at Belle Property’s National Awards night in Sydney this week. Dominating the night was Bondi Junction Principal Edward Brown, who took home three prestigious awards: No. 1 Principal, No. 1 Transactions and No. 1 Office – a first for the Belle Property network. “We are incredibly…

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  • Superestate, the first non-SMSF superannuation fund to invest in residential property, has partnered with The Agency, appointing the network’s property management team to manage the first investment. The model sees members choose either a 25 per cent or 50 per cent exposure to residential property as the Superestate team builds a national residential property portfolio. The team behind Superestate includes…

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  • For the second year running, Melbourne-based automated communications platform ActivePipe has been named a winner in the Technology Innovation, Marketing Innovation and Software Innovation categories of the prestigious Australian Business Awards. The win continues the growth the company has enjoyed over the last 12 months with their platform, which allows agents to streamline communication channels with their customers. According to CEO Ashley Farrugia,…

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  • Yesterday (7th August 2018) the RBA Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent for its 22nd consecutive meeting. “Conditions in the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets have continued to ease and nationwide measures of rent inflation remain low,” says RBA Governor Dr Philip Lowe. “Housing credit growth has declined to an annual rate of 5 1/2…

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