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Melbourne's laneways show how groundfloor tenancies work. SSKB's Development Consulting Team examines this subject.

Getting In On The Ground Floor

Developers are shopping around for the best retail tenancy make-up for their mixed-use developments. Courting a coffee shop for the downstairs space might once have been de rigueur, but as more apartment buildings emerge in higher density precinct, developers need to consider other types of business or risk valuable real estate remaining idle. New apartments…

SSKB's DCT looks at some of the property development news in November

Strata & Developer News Round Up

SSKB’s Developer Consulting Team would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas Season and a prosperous 2017. Before we sign off for the year, we thought we’d share some eye catching stories we’ve seen over the past few weeks. Map Uncovers Lost ‘treasures’ A recently-discovered 105-year-old survey map of early Brisbane will allow Brisbane…


Position Vacant: Developer Consultancy Team Support Officer

Dateline: 8 November 2016 SSKB is a market leader in Strata and Property Management!  We are one of the fastest growing and leading Body Corporate Management and Developer consulting service organisations in Australia. Our industry leading Developer Consulting Team is second to none, and provides an unrivalled level of service and support to Developers, and…

SSKB Developer Consultancy looks at the trend to increase apartment sizes to appeal to owner-occupiers.

Room With A View

With various property prognosticators warning of a potential over-supply of apartments geared for overseas investors, some developers are taking a fresh look at the owner-occupier market. “Investors are commercially driven so they are looking for yields and returns on their investments. Investors will have products that they don’t tend to maintain as much, while the…

SSKB Developer Cosultancy examines the property development market in Cairns and Townsville (pictured)

Market Report – Far North Queensland

It would seem that Far North Queensland’s property market is in a holding pattern with neither Cairns nor Townsville experiencing an influx of investor interest. REIQ’s Market Monitor recently identified the regional rental market as experiencing a downturn due to challenges in the job market and low interest rates encouraging renters into home ownership instead…

SSKB Developer Consultancy examines the opportunities around student accommodation

Student Accommodation Demand Has Lessons For Developers

With fears of a potential oversaturation of residential units on the Australian market, student accommodation centring on university precincts, still appears to be performing strongly. According to the latest Savills World Student Housing Spotlight, investment into the global, purpose-built student accommodation market has seen rapid expansion, with the US investing $14.9 billion globally in 2015. Savills…

SSKB Developer Consultancy examines the Brisbane market

Market Report: Brisbane

Depending on who you listen to, the Brisbane market is either still growing strong or about to experience a slow down. And like most reports, the truth is most likely to be somewhere between. Property experts have noted that the apartment approvals might have hit their peak following a record number of building approvals in…

SSKB Developer Consultancy looks at some technological trends in building

Futurama: A Technology Innovation Round Up

Major property developers are pioneers in using new technology and innovations to create iconic projects. With the pace of change accelerating rapidly, what might seem an outlandish piece of science-fiction today is practical leading-edge technology tomorrow. Over the past twelve months we’ve seen a number of incredible advances and we’re looking forward to seeing how developers…


Disclosure and Settlement: The Devil Is In The Detail

The mark of a successful development is seeing the sale of all lots settled at the end of construction and seeing happy owners enjoy their new residence or investment. Unfortunately, there are times when potential purchasers look to get out of their contracts before settlement – and often because of financial stress or deteriorating market…