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What’s the big idea behind joining a recognised brand?

by Rosie Clarke 13th December, 2017

Whether you’re a lone wolf or like having a wolf pack, there’s always something to be said for power in numbers.    In the accommodation sector, branding of some sort is close to [...]

Shift luxury into a higher gear

by Mandy Clarke, AMG Reporter 29th November, 2017

Today’s fussy guests want to experience the ride of a lifetime. Metaphorically, they want a Mercedes-Benz or a Rolls Royce not a quirky VW Beetle or a cute Mini.   Literally-speaking: pristine [...]

The ultimate in personal guest hosting (PART TWO)

by Graham Vercoe, Resort News Reporter 29th November, 2017

Queensland’s B&B and Farmstay Committee chairwoman Sue Panuccio, who has run Mt Cotton Guest House with her partner Trevor Penson for 11 years, said B&B owners must like meeting people and be comfortable [...]

Do you scare easy? Check your cameras

by Rosie Clarke 29th November, 2017

Nobody wants their property morphing into the set of a horror film, least of all guests looking for a relaxing getaway.   Hotel room invasions are a very real threat and without a security system in [...]

Finding tenants

by Mark Neale, Management Rights Sales 28th November, 2017

As most of you reading this article are well aware it is getting harder to find tenants in Brisbane.   Not only in the CBD though, vacancy rates have been climbing over the last few years in some outer [...]

The inner city market

by Greg Jorgensen, 28th November, 2017

It’s fair to say that if I had 10 off the plans with a net profit of $250k or better and no real estate to buy that I could sell all ten within a week or two!  Demand for off the plans remains strong [...]

Working with your partner… the good, the bad and the ugly (mostly good)

by Mark English, MR Sales 24th November, 2017

My story starts on a cold, wet Melbourne night. While at a friend’s 21st birthday party, I was lucky enough to meet my now wife (Kerry) for the very first time...   ... and here we are, some 30 [...]

Management rights finance

by Steve Burton, Principal, PCS Finance 12th November, 2017

Management Rights Finance Financing management rights purchases get harder and more complex each day.   A buyer needs to realise that the banks have a range of different policies and different [...]

Accounting and taxation aspects of financing management rights

by David Jackson, Hospitality & Strata 12th November, 2017

Financing costs are a significant expense in the operations of a management rights business so it is important they are structured correctly to maximise the potential taxation benefits.    Here are [...]

Ocean Reach family finds what it was looking for!

by Mandy Clarke, Resort News Reporter 12th November, 2017

Ocean Reach is a stunning, waterfront, 100-unit, apartment complex on one of the Sunshine Coast’s most prestigious locales, Kawana Island.   The property has unmatched resort-style facilities and [...]