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This article was recently featured on TheUrbanDeveloper.com. Adam is also a director of Brisbane-based investment, management and development firm, Marquette Properties.


Melbourne Land Boom Gathers Pace As Size Shrinks, Prices Rise
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Melbourne Land Boom Gathers Pace As Size Shrinks, Prices Rise

The average time on the market for new land in Melbourne’s growth corridors has dropped below 60 days as the current upswing continues to gather pace, according to research by property group Oliver Hume. The research, compiled from analysing thousands of transactions and examining trends at nearly 200 projects throughout Victoria, shows the average time…

6 Personalities That Every Aspiring Property Developer Should Look To Develop
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6 Personalities That Every Aspiring Property Developer Should Look To Develop

Many people aspire to create wealth and freedom through property development. However, for many, success is often hard to come by. The Urban Developer is passionate about education, so we’ve done some digging and asking to investigate the six important personalities that contribute to success in property development. The Problem Solver There is probably no other profession that…

How Are Australia’s State Economies Getting On?
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How Are Australia’s State Economies Getting On?

Industry analyst and economic forecaster, BIS Shrapnel have rolled up their sleeves and taken an in-depth look at Australia’s economy, breaking it down state by state in their recently released Economic Outlook Bulletin. Their findings revealed that New South Wales is poised to take over the number one spot from Victoria in terms of economic…

Chinese Investment Report Reveals Staggering Decline
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Chinese Investment Report Reveals Staggering Decline

The latest Chinese Outbound Real Estate Investment Report reveals that interest from Chinese investors remains strong in global gateway locations. China’s capital outflow control has been a push factor so far, but it could prove to be a double-edged sword. Stringent requirements have made it difficult for some investors to secure foreign exchange clearance. According to Knight Frank’s Head…

Investors could claim over $2.2 million in depreciation for each apartment in The Block.
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Investors could claim over $2.2 million in depreciation for each apartment in The Block.

An analysis from Australia’s specialist depreciation schedule provider suggests that investors could claim an average of over $2.2 million in depreciation deductions for each apartment on Channel 9’s 2016 season of The Block. Kim and Chris’s penthouse apartment has the highest amount of depreciation deductions available, with a first year deduction estimated to be at…

10 Jobs That Never Used To Exist
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10 Jobs That Never Used To Exist

The job market has changed dramatically over the past few decades with the dawn of the digital age and the advancements in technology.    Chances are the person who sits next to you at work has a role that didn’t exist until a few years ago. These roles, while foreign to some and perhaps seeming pointless to…

Inside The World’s Most Famous Residential Building
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Inside The World’s Most Famous Residential Building

The world’s most iconic buildings can be considered time capsules; buildings that survive through the years represent the values and aspirations of the people who built them or added to them. Architects use size, massing, ornamentation, symmetry or asymmetry, and other design features to project an overall image of a structure. Here, we explore the design…

More Victorian babies bodes well for property
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More Victorian babies bodes well for property

Victoria is the fastest growing state in Australia with its population expected to rise to over 10 million by 2051. The report on Victoria’s population and household projections to 2051, Victoria in Future 2016, indicates upward trends in migration, birth rates and life expectancy. “The figures show strong population growth across the state will continue,” said…