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Gold Coast apartment insights: What happened on the Gold Coast over October?

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The average new apartment on the Gold Coast increased in value by 23 per cent in the 12 months to March

There’s set to be no Christmas break for agents on the Gold Coast.

They’re bracing for their biggest Christmas in the off the plan space, with the interstate borders set to open and welcome a raft of holiday makers who weren’t prepared to pull the trigger on a purchase without visiting the area.

Recent research from the property data firm CoreLogic found that the average new apartment on the Gold Coast increased in value by 23 per cent in the 12 months to March, and there’s been no signs of a slowdown since then.

There’s been an interesting pivot by a number of developers, who are targeting the luxury owner-occupier, who are struggling to find suitable, larger apartments.

We’ve wrapped up all the biggest news from October.

Little Projects Co launch Broadbeach apartment development, Aperture

Aperture Broadbeach

Aperture Broadbeach 20 Mary Avenue, Broadbeach QLD 4218 

The hotly anticipated Aperture, which will be one of the most high-end apartment developments in Broadbeach when completed in mid-2023, has officially launched to the market.

Following on from their successful first tower in Broadbeach, Signature, which sold out earlier this year, the Melbourne-based Little Projects took a different approach to Aperture, which refers to the opening of a lens’s diaphragm through which light passes.

“Beachside luxe living” set for Rainbow Bay as new apartment tower proposed

Buyers are set to get another opportunity to secure an apartment in the tightly held, and incredibly highly sought-after, Rainbow Bay.

Kingbella Group, led by Joel and Laura Percey, and Steer Developments, ran by Robert Steer, are teaming up again for the project, having been working in partnership for a number of years.

They’ve also got Oliver Bagheri, Jon Quayle and the CAPDEV Partners team on board for Eden Ave, proposing a 12-level development on the dress circle Eden Avenue, which will home 91 apartments and three townhouses.

Inside the latest luxury Palm Beach apartment development, Ocean House

Ocean House

Ocean House 1101 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221

The luxury Palm Beach apartment market continues to gather steam, and with that is a solid pipeline of luxury apartment developments.

The latest to launch is Ocean House, a boutique collection of just eight full-floor apartments by the Sydney-based developer Macquarie York.

The approved development has been designed by the local architecture firm BDA Architects, who say the striking building is sculpted from inspiration from the surrounding natural environment of the movement of water and sand.

Caydon Property to expand in to Queensland with first Gold Coast apartment tower

The Melbourne-based apartment developer Caydon are the latest southern developer branching out in to Queensland.

Their first project will be in Miami, just south of Mermaid Beach at the quieter, northern end of the Gold Coast.

Caydon, who always use their in house design team, has lodged plans for a boutique 18-level apartment tower with just 51 apartments, a maximum of four apartments per floor, on the Miami dress circle The Esplanade.

Broadbeach apartment development Assana to reach new levels as suburb’s tallest tower

The Sydney-based Macquarie Developments Group are set to develop the tallest tower in the Gold Coast suburb of Broadbeach.

The Gold Coast City Council gave the development the green light, after Macquarie amended the approved application after they bought the site in October through GV Property Group.

Macquarie Developments Group has altered the development approval that they inherited back in 2016, which was for a 42-level tower.

“The sophisticated newcomer to Runaway Bay” – Gold Coast suburb set for first apartment development in 30 years

The Gold Coast’s Runaway Bay is set to see its first residential tower to be developed in the idyllic Gold Coast waterfront enclave for almost three decades.

Belvue, French word for beautiful view, is set to be developed in a joint venture between Monaco Property Group and Polites Property Group, who has just lodged a development for the project.

The luxury tower on a 3,116 sqm site at 13-15 Bayview Street, has been designed for the owner-occupier, with just whole floor apartments.

Jinding launch Surfers Paradise apartment tower, SORA

Sora

Sora 9-11 Thornton Street, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 

SORA’s 122 apartments were launched via Jinding’s database last month, and saw significant interest from investors and repeat customers.

Jinding then went locally with a soft launch, and saw an even split from all facets of the market, with investors, first and second home buyers, and downsizers all showing keen interest.

The DKO Architecture-designed building will features a ground floor pool and gym, barbecue area, games room, and rooftop with an outdoor room and two multi-purpose rooms.

The Monaco, Main Beach secures sell-out as one of Gold Coast’s most expensive apartment towers

The Monaco Main Beach

The Monaco Main Beach 2-4 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217 

The Monaco, the luxury Main Beach apartment development by the local developer Ignite Projects, has secured a sell-out.

The Rothelowman-designed, 24-level tower, with just 24 half and full-floor apartments, sold with an average sale price of $4.6 million. The penthouse secured $9.5 million when bought by a Sydney buyer, who was in lockdown at the time of purchase.

The tower will rank as one of, if not the most expensive on the Gold Coast, not counting the smaller, boutique beachfront projects that might only rise five or six levels.

MVGS sell out The Tally at Palm Beach

The Tally

The Tally 14-18 Twenty-Eighth Avenue, Palm Beach QLD 4221 

The Tally, the 45-apartment development on Twenty-Eighth Avenue, sold out in under three months in October.

The marketing began in mid-July, where half of the apartments were accounted for in less than two weeks through KM Sales and Marketing agents Todd Matheson and Chez Fraser.

The Tally, to the western side of the Gold Coast Highway but still just a stone’s throw from the beach, was the work of Scott Dolso’s MVGS Property Group.

Villea, Palm Beach nets over 50 per cent sold

Villea Palm Beach

Villea Palm Beach 26 Mawarra Street, Palm Beach QLD 4221 

Within the first month of its marketing, the Villea apartment development by the Sydney-based Abadeen Group, has locked away buyers for half of the apartments in the Mawarra Street block of 69.

CBRE’s Director of Residential Projects, Nicholas Clydsdale, says there’s been a real mix of buyers in the development, Abadeen’s first outside of Sydney.

“Apartments under $750,000 have had a strong uptake from first home buyers, while units over $850,000 have been snapped up from owner occupiers who love the protected Northern views to Burleigh Headland,” Clydsdale said.

 

Article Source: www.urban.com.au

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Di Carlo Property Group set for Broadbeach owner-occupier apartment tower

Di Carlo Property Group set for Broadbeach apartment tower

The Brisbane-based Di Carlo Property Group has ventured back in to the Gold Coast market.

The family run company, who in recent years have been developing boutique projects in Brisbane’s inner ring, have lodged plans for their first tower in Broadbeach, dubbed Lusso Sky Homes.

Lusso Sky Homes (Lusso is Italian for luxury) – is a collection of just 17 full-floor apartments at 11 Anne Avenue.

Designed by Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects, the four-bedroom apartments span over 200 sqm internally, with a further 40 plus sqm of balcony space.

The kitchen (complete with butler’s pantry), meets the living and dining space, which opens to the balcony oriented to front Anne Avenue and capture south east ocean views. The master suite, complete with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, is also cleverly located at the front of the apartment to capture the views.

In addition to the master, there are a further two bedrooms and a multi-purpose room, which has been designed o act as either a second living area, a home office, or a fourth bedroom.

Crowning Lusso will be the resident amenity rooftop terrace, featuring a pool, gym, sauna and barbecue facilities.

Alfie Di Carlo, one of the family directors at the company, says the design offering should hit the mark for the luxury buyer.

“We produce boutique, owner-occupier developments in Brisbane so we definitely wanted to stay in our lane and produce something that would service that type of buyer on the Gold Coast,” Di Carlo told Urban.

“Its a really nice pocket of the Gold Coast and it’s always been on the agenda,” Di Carlo added.

“This site ticked all the boxes given its centrally located between the beach, the Broadbeach entertainment and dining precinct, the Star Casino and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.”

Di Carlo expects a healthy enquiry mix from local downsizers cashing in on their houses but not wanting to compromise on space, and interstate and Brisbane holiday makers who are looking for a high-end holiday home or weekender.

The development acts as another diversification for the Di Carlo Group, who have recently started developing in the retail and commercial space.

The team have over 40 years experience building and managing in excess of $500 million of property development and construction projects across South East Queensland.

 

 

Article source: www.urban.com.au

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Bassar Construction Group set for Eternity, Broadbeach apartment tower

Bassar Construction Group set for Eternity

Bassar Construction Group, who are behind the sold-out Broadbeach apartment building Infinity, is preparing to release its second Broadbeach project.

Bassar, who sold out the 62-apartment, 39-storey Infinity development in March, currently under construction on the corner of Surf Parade and George Avenue, has secured a site at 14-18 Mary Avenue to developer Eternity.

Kollosche agent Simon Worthington negotiated the off-market sale of the 1518 sqm site for $16.6 million.

That sale, which settled at the start of May, paves the way for Eternity, a DA-approved 35-level development comprised of 88 apartments, including two penthouses, and resort-style amenities.

“The major appeal of this site is the unobstructed ocean views because that is what people expect when they visualise their sea change on the Gold Coast,” said Leo Sarris, who heads up Bassar Construction Group alongside Simon Bassil.

“Our commitment and focus remain in Broadbeach because we feel it is the suburb that caters for everyone and everything you need is within walking distance.” Located opposite Broadbeach State School, the site is currently home to two seventies-style blocks of flats across two titles.”

Gold Coast-based Plus Architecture has been engaged to conceive a slender design which improves upon an existing development approval sold with the site.

Eternity will offer three and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 190 sqm to 300 sqm, in addition to the 500 sqm for the penthouse suites.

Apartments will each have a double garage, while the penthouses come with triple car parking, a rooftop terrace and a plunge pool.

Residents will also benefit from a magnesium pool and spa, infrared sauna, steam room, gym and residents’ lounge.

“We know that buyers in the luxury space prefer to have larger apartments,” said Sarris.

“That third or fourth bedroom is important for downsizers who like to host guests and for growing families who prefer easy, low-maintenance living.”

Kollosche New Projects has been appointed as the exclusive selling agents for Eternity, with registrations of interest now being taken ahead of the official project launch in June.

Hutchinson Builders, who are also building Infinity, have been appointed by open negotiation to lead a 2.5-year construction timeline which would see the team break dirt in early 2023.

Sarris noted the key relationships forged on Infinity have carried over to Eternity, creating not only a smooth pathway for the developer but also confidence for buyers.

“Aligning ourselves with the right people in the industry has been key to our success on the Gold Coast to date and we’ve been very deliberate in taking those relationships into our next project,” said Sarris.

“When you look at the issues we’ve faced as an industry through Covid – be that increases in material prices and supply issues – you’re always better off working with people that you know will take the project to completion with you.”

 

 

Article source: www.urban.com.au

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$1.4b Jewel finally set to shine with The Langham opening in June

Jewel finally set to shine with The Langham opening in June

The $1.4 billion Jewel development, completed two years ago and still with only a handful of apartment sales under its belt, is finally set to come to life with the announcement that Langham Hospitality Group will open its long-awaited five-star hotel at the property in June.

The Langham Gold Coast will be the third hotel in Australia for the Hong Kong-based hotels group which takes its name from the legendary Langham in London.

It will also be the second five-star hotel opened on the Gold Coast since The Star Entertainment Group’s (ASX: SGR) The Darling welcomed its first guests at Broadbeach in 2018.

The 339-room Langham hotel, set to open on 23 June, will occupy the central tower of Jewel Residences, the largest of the three-tower complex located on the beachfront at the southern end of Surfers Paradise. The hotel offering will comprise 169 hotel rooms and 170 serviced apartments within the tower.

The opening has been hotly anticipated since the announcement in mid-2020 that The Langham would be managing the hotel component of Jewel. The hotel was originally expected to open by Christmas last year as fitout work progressed through the year.

With bookings for the hotel opening on 16 May, The Langham Gold Coast has revealed the hotel offering will introduce a host of new restaurants and amenities to appeal to tourists and locals, including the lobby lounge’s Palm Court, modelled on The Langham London’s famous afternoon tea venue, and an all-day dining offering named Akoya.

Later this year, The Langham will introduce T’ang Court – sister venue to the group’s Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Shanghai – as well as an open-air terrace bar, Coral Moon, and the casual dining outlet 26 & Sunny. The Langham will also introduce a holistic wellness centre that embraces traditional Chinese medicine.

The planned opening has been described as a milestone for The Langham, its first beachfront property ‘in one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations’.

“Since first opening in London in 1865, The Langham has built an unmatched, global reputation for timeless elegance and a true five-star experience,” says John O’Shea, general manager of The Langham Gold Coast.

“The Langham Gold Coast will bring together Langham’s global expertise in luxury hospitality and gastronomic dining with an iconic Gold Coast oceanfront location to provide a unique, one-of-a-kind hotel, dining and events experience. The team have been working hard behind closed doors to add the final sparkling touches to the hotel and now, we can’t wait to welcome our very first guests into what will be a new era of luxury for the Gold Coast and beyond.”

Destination Gold Coast CEO Patricia O’Callaghan welcomed the announcement which she says introduces a ‘globally recognised brand’ to the Glitter Strip.

“As the first development with direct beachfront access to be built on the Gold Coast for 30 years, The Langham will bring a new level of luxury accommodation to our city,” says O’Callaghan.

The opening of The Langham caps off more than a decade of hurdles and controversy for Jewel, a project that has changed hands multiple times since it was first mooted in 2011 by Chinese company Ridong Group for the prime 1.1ha beachfront site. Jewel was touted by the industry as the kickstart the Gold Coast economy needed at a time when it was still suffering the extended fallout from the Global Financial Crisis.

Although the project was called in by the Queensland Government in 2012, fast-tracking the development, the site lay dormant for years until Ridong sold a majority interest in the project in 2015 to Beijing-based Dalian Wanda, owned by Wang Jianlin, who at the time was Asia’s richest person. Ridong would later offloaded its remaining 45 per cent stake to Sydney-based Yuhu Group, another company backed by Chinese interests.

However, a crackdown on foreign capital outflows from China thwarted progress of the development and Dalian Wanda was forced to sell full control to Yuhu Group in 2018.

Originally pitched as a drawcard targeting the then lucrative inbound Chinese tourist market to the Gold Coast, led by direct flights to the Gold Coast from Wuhan that were introduced by Dalian Wanda, Jewel took a different tack under Yuhu’s ownership. The company poured more than $100 million into redesigning the Jewel project’s interiors, including apartment layouts.

However, since the project was completed in 2019, just 18 of Jewel’s 520 planned apartments have ever settled – despite the Gold Coast experiencing its biggest property boom over the past two years, driven by a shortage of apartments.

When Jewel was relaunched to the market in 2018, two-bedroom apartments were priced from $2.575 million and three bedrooms from $3.982 million, which at the time was considered well above the prevailing market.

Despite the planned opening of The Langham, there are still no signs of a new marketing push by Yuhu to sell the remaining apartments in Jewel.

 

 

Article source: www.businessnewsaustralia.com

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