Vacancy risk provides value capture opportunity

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Rising land values, population growth and constrained supply of new office accommodation is expected to put upwards pressure on Melbourne office rents in the near future says boutique property fund manager, Forza Capital. Ashley Wain, co-director of Forza Capital says, “Over the past five-six years, the tightening of capitalisation rates – which have generally tracked […]

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Disability accommodation the next frontier of property

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The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, together with an increased desire for thematic and impact investments, is creating the opportunity for the development of a disability housing investment framework says boutique property fund manager, Forza Capital. Adam Murchie, co-director of Forza Capital says, “Disability housing is at a crisis point, a little like […]

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Forza Capital: successful completion of Supply Co development

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Boutique property fund manager, Forza Capital, is commencing settlement of its 129 unit apartment complex, Supply Co, located in David Street, Richmond this week. Completion of the development marks an important milestone in a project that straddled a number of major market shifts. The site, acquired by Forza Capital in January 2014 at the attractive […]

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Supply and demand – upward pressure on rent in the office market

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Rising land values, population growth and constrained supply of new office accommodation is likely to put upwards pressure on Melbourne office rents in the near future according to Forza Capital, a property investment provider to high net worth advisers and family office clients. “Rental growth is driven by simple economics and we are seeing demand […]

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Tips for protecting investments through a market cycle

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There’s been a marked uptick in commentary about market cycles, market pricing and the risk of correction. Pricing and valuations are heightened across many asset classes, bringing into play the threat of downside risk. Given this scenario, how can investors’ portfolios be best positioned to withstand a downturn? One aspect rarely addressed is the impact […]

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Conflicts of interest identified by Royal Commission not news to independent advisers

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The recent news that ASIC has commenced legal action against AMP is not surprising. The fallout that has resulted from the Banking Royal Commission, along with ASIC’s announcement that its financial services reforms has enshrined conflicts of interest within vertically integrated advice and product providers, have not come as a surprise to many long term […]

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Interesting trends in HNW asset allocation highlight investment cycle

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At Forza Capital, the team spends a lot of time speaking to both real estate agents and investors. There is no substitute for being at the ‘coal face’ for eliciting information that often precedes cycles or opportunities (or both). For some time, these discussions have been uncovering a subtle pivot in asset allocation, in particular […]

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Managing money and the art of communication

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In our experience as investment managers, a fundamental shortcoming we often see is poor ongoing communication between managers and financial advisers. Financial advisers are the life blood of investment managers everywhere. You manage the ultimate client relationship, filter information, navigate personalities and ensure that any investment meets your client’s needs. Without this relationship, investment distribution […]

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Rich List release highlights HNW asset allocation divergence

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The release last week of the BRW Rich 200 List highlighted a significant demarcation between the asset allocation of HNW investors and the asset allocation prescribed for ordinary Australians. Traditional retail client financial advice asset allocation would see asset allocations in the following ranges: Australian shares (35%) – range 25% to 45% International shares (25%) […]

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Are HNW investors ahead of the investment cycle?

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Over the last few weeks there has been an increased number of headlines in the major mastheads noting that many HNW investors believe current commercial property prices are “crazy” and “insane”. This sentiment has been supported by a number of wealthy investors selling property assets which they feel are fully priced as the cycle reaches […]

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