‘If Chinese buyers can buy, they will’ despite COVID19 delays

Originally published on The Courier Mail Foreign investors, especially Asian buyers, are still hungry for property in Queensland, despite coronavirus restrictions delaying transactions. Juwai-IQI, a Chinese global proptech group, shows Brisbane to be the third-most popular city in Australia for Chinese buyers, after Melbourne and top-ranking Sydney. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak the company, which…

7 investor mistakes to avoid

Originally posted on the Smart Property Investment in January 2020 Troy Gunasekera, national manager for Property Club, said 2020 is going to see many investors reap the benefits of an activity that occurred last year. “Firstly, interest rates are now at record lows and are expected to fall even further during 2020,” Mr Gunasekera said.…

How to be ‘stress-free’ as a property investor

Originally published on Smart Property Investment As complicated as property investment seems, investor William Leung reveals that one of the most effective ways to achieve success in wealth creation is also the simplest – ”just don’t be stressed”. Since beginning his journey more than a decade ago, Mr Leung has learned to take away any…

A billionaire’s plan to turbo-charge his private city Rich Lister Maha Sinnathamby survived financial ruin to build Australia’s biggest private city.

Originally published on The Financial Review in December 2019 Rich Lister Maha Sinnathamby survived financial ruin to build Australia’s biggest private city. But the 80-year-old is far from done. Standing up here on level 10, you can almost believe you’re in a real-life version of the video game SimCity.There are the hospital, the university campus and the…

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“Trust is one of the hardest things to earn and the easiest to lose. It is something I take very seriously. From the first telephone conversation to our first catch up in Canberra, Glen Wambeek earned my trust. No question was too trivial for him and his forthright no-nonsense manner put me instantly at ease.”

ENGIE and Springfield City Group last December signed an historic 50-year strategic alliance to make Greater Springfield a net zero energy city.

Originally published on Greater Springfield on 20 November 2019 Under the alliance, investments are being planned in renewable energy generation and storage infrastructure, district energy schemes, green mobility solutions, digital technology, energy efficiency initiatives and a dedicated research and innovation centre. The Zero Net Energy Vision for Greater Springfield means that by 2038, the partnership’s vision…

Greater Springfield named Queensland’s Best Development of last 25 years

Originally published on Greater Springfield on 21 November 2019 The special 25th-anniversary award was announced recently as part of the 2019 UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) Queensland Awards for Excellence. This year’s Awards ceremony celebrated 25 years of recognising developers creating inspiring places for Queenslanders to live, work and play. Springfield resident Janelle Burton moved…

Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks “In the case of all three properties, I have been incredibly impressed by Glen’s attention to detail, his availability (at virtually any time of the day), the efficiency of the process, the quality of the properties and the management of the rental side of things. My association with Glen Wambeek began in the…”…

Michael and Melinda Gavin

“THE ONLY THING WE REGRET IS NOT HAVING MET GLEN TEN YEARS AGO, IMAGINE WHAT WE COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED BY NOW.” We would like to begin by saying thank you to Glen Wambeek for helping us to take the next step in building our portfolio and making it so easy. Investing in real estate has…

Maha Sinnathamby on the city’s achievements so far

Originally published on The Courier Mail on 21 November 2019 In his second column, Springfield visionary Maha Sinnathamby reflects on some of the city’s greatest achievements to date. IN 2010, Springfield was awarded the World’s Best Masterplanned Community by the International Real Estate Federation. In 2018, the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull recognised Greater Springfield as…