Getting Started in Commercial Real Estate Investing

Commercial property investment in Australia offers higher income than many asset classes along with excellent prospects for capital growth. Whilst higher income is generally associated with increased risk, this risk can be mitigated and your prospects of success increased by undertaking detailed research, and choosing the right asset, investment structure and professional advisors. Here is a basic guide to getting started.

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Benefits of Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate is an attractive asset class offering many benefits to investors. AAA quality assets including office buildings, warehouses and shopping centres can provide high yields, secure long term income from premium tenants and genuine prospects for capital growth. Another feature of direct commercial property investing is the diversification and lower volatility it offers when compared with shares, equities or other derivative products.

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Peak Equities buys API headquarters for $27.5m

Written by Larry Shlesinger and Published in the Financial Review

Melbourne property syndicator Peak Equities has acquired the suburban headquarters of ASX-listed health and beauty group Australian Pharmaceutical Industries for $27.5 million on a passing yield of 7.5 percent.

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Peak fills new role as firm expands

MELBOURNE fund manager Peak Equities has appointed its first Queensland asset manager.

Ex-AMP Capital Investors manager Vanessa Burns, who has also held senior roles with Garda Capital Limited and Colliers International Brisbane, will head up Peak Equities operations in Queensland.

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Peak Equities appoints QLD asset manager

MELBOURNE based fund manager Peak Equities Pty Ltd has appointed Vanessa Burns has its first Queensland asset manager.

Burns has held senior management positions with Garda Capital Limited, Colliers International Brisbane and AMP Capital Investors Limited.

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Gold Coast’s tops for Peak Equities

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The Gold Coast is emerging as a key focus for Melbourne-based property syndicate Peak Equities as it quietly builds a portfolio outside of the southern capitals.

The investment group was licensed three years ago and in the past 18 months has bought five properties — two on the Gold Coast. They include 69 Laver Drive, Robina, for $7.6 million and Bartercard House, at 121 Scarborough St, Southport, for $11.6 million.

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Melbourne-based property syndicator buys Idalia site

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TONY RAGGATT, Townsville Bulletin
July 12, 2017 12:00am
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MELBOURNE-based property syndicator Peak Equities has added to its $22 million acquisition of The Precinct shopping centre at Idalia by acquiring an adjacent long-dormant tavern site.

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What is a Property Syndicate?

Property syndicates, also known as Unlisted Property Trusts (UPT) or Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), offer qualifying, sophisticated investors, the opportunity to participate in the ownership of high quality commercial real estate that would ordinarily be beyond the reach of an individual investor.

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The Benefits of Participation in a Property Syndicate

  1. Opportunity 

Investors are able to enjoy the benefits of participating in the ownership of strategically located. A-Grade commercial assets, securely leased to national tenants and generally beyond the reach of individual investors. Peak Equities Pty Ltd reviews literally dozens of opportunities each month, from which assets are identified that satisfy each of our investment criteria;

  • Soundly built and well maintained assets;
  • Strong and secure, tax-effective income streams, usually in excess of 9.5% per annum;
  • Genuine opportunities for capital growth.


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