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  • Triguboff eyes Melbourne expansion | Business Spectator
    Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Triguboff eyes Melbourne expansion 9 Jan 6 04 AM Industries Property Property developer looks to bring Meriton brand to Victorian capital report You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Rich lister Harry Triguboff is looking to grow his serviced apartment chain through the purchase of its first site in Melbourne according to The Australian Mr Triguboff said his company Meriton Group was planning to acquire sites with enough space for 500 to 1000 apartments I have serviced apartments in Sydney Brisbane and the Gold Coast this a Melbourne property would make a network he told The Australian The property developer is hoping business and leisure travellers will appreciate the option to stick to one brand of serviced apartments along the east coast Print this page Related articles 09 Jan WRT investors say split costs 1 5 bln too much 08 Jan GPT eyes new target 07 Jan The rewards of a pragmatic GPT Dexus truce 07 Jan Homeowners lock in rates 07 Jan Dexus nears CPA win More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die

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  • Dexus nears CPA win | Business Spectator
    Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Dexus nears CPA win Turi Condon The Australian 7 Jan 12 41 AM DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Industries Property Deal with GPT likely to pave way for takeover of office fund You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Dexus Property Group and partner the giant Canada Pension Plan Investment Board appear to have won the battle for the 4 billion Commonwealth Property Office Fund CPA with rival GPT Group to walk away with a cache of properties worth 1 2 billion Both Dexus and GPT announced they had struck a memorandum of understanding last night after the sharemarket had closed The battle for CPA was hard fought with the winner to become one of the country s biggest office tower landlords Under the revised offer Dexus and CPPIB have put more cash on the table and lowered the script component of their bid GPT gets four office buildings for 679 million a half stake of 10 Shelley Street in Sydney and 750 Collins Street 655 Collins Street and a half share of 2 Southbank Boulevard in Melbourne Also GPT s wholesale shopping centre fund can buy 50 per cent of Northland Shopping Centre in Melbourne for 505 million from CPPIB In October Dexus teamed up with one of the world s largest pension funds to launch the 2 7 billion hostile takeover bid for CPA The following month GPT pitched a surprise cash and scrip play for CPA aimed at boosting its earnings and super charging its ambitions to build up a 10 billion funds management empire While GPT does not win the entire CPA under the latest proposal it does carve out a chunk of office towers Last year Dexus CPPIB offered two CPA office buildings 750 Collins Street and the half share in 2 Southbank Boulevard to GPT s wholesale office fund if the partners won 100 per cent of the units in CPA Dexus yesterday said the new bid equated to 1 272 a CPA share including the distribution compared with its earlier offer of 1 27 The company said the asset sales had allowed it to increase the cash component to 84 96 cents plus 0 3801 Dexus securities Its earlier offer was 77 45 cents and 0 4516 Dexus securities Dexus also said it had posted out its bidder s statement opening the

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  • Turi Condon — The Australian | Business Spectator
    There is potentially more fallout to come from QBE s ill fated expansion into the US Given its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Turi Condon The Australian Dexus nears CPA win Deal with GPT likely to pave way for takeover of office fund by Turi Condon The Australian 12 41am January 07 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators What s behind China s debt spiral Peter Cai 9 min ago China s unbalanced fiscal

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  • Foreign demand tipped to push house prices higher | Business Spectator
    the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Foreign demand tipped to push house prices higher 6 Jan 3 31 PM Industries Property Falling Australian dollar and low interest rates could see increased interest from offshore investors You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Expats and foreign investors could push residential property prices even higher this year as the falling Australian dollar prompts offshore buyers to enter the market A combination of low interest rates a weaker local currency and surging house prices in Sydney Melbourne and Perth might set off another wave of buying in Australia s major cities over the coming months CommSec economist Savanth Sebastian says Australia s starting to look a lot more attractive from a foreign investment perspective with the falling currency and that will probably show up more in the property market than anywhere else Mr Sebastian told AAP It will be more prevalent especially with an improving global risk appetite He said foreign demand for Australian property was unlikely to wane but it would take some time for enough new supply to come online RP Data figures released last week show that Australian home prices jumped almost 10 per cent in 2013 with house values in Sydney rising almost 15 per cent followed by Perth with an annual growth rate of 9 9 per cent Since April last year the Australian dollar has fallen 14 per cent to around 89 5 US cents Mr Sebastian said that once rental yields were factored in Sydney house prices were returning up to 20 per cent I don t think the Reserve Bank would like to see a recurrence of that over 2014 he said While it was too early for the central bank to begin lifting rates there were signs that longer term rates would rise following a boost in house prices There was now a perception that interest rates had reached a low point with longer term rates

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  • GPT lifts CPA voting power | Business Spectator
    from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu GPT lifts CPA voting power 6 Jan 2 28 PM DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Industries Property Suitor increases voting shares after CPA spurns takeover deal You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter with AAP GPT Group Ltd has increased its substantial holding in Commonwealth Property Office Fund Ltd CPA despite CPA advising its shareholders to reject GPT s takeover bid just before Christmas In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange GPT disclosed its voting power in CPA has increased to 11 44 per cent to 7 97 per cent On Christmas Eve Commonwealth Managed Investments Ltd s CMIL s independent directors acting on behalf of CPA unanimously recommended its shareholders reject GPT s offer in favour of a rival bid from Dexus Property Group Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board GPT Group made an off market offer of 0 141 GPT shares for all CPA shares and 75 3525 cents reduced by the amount of any distribution paid on a CPA unit on November 19 The rival sweetened bid from Dexus and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is valued at 1 27 per CPA unit including a cash payment of 77 45 cents and 0 4516 Dexus stapled securities Dexus takeover offer for CPA now open Earlier today the Dexus CPPIB consortium announced that it had started mailing its bidder s statement to CPA unitholders Accordingly the Dexus offer Dexus CPPIB offer is now open for acceptance Dexus said in a statement Under the Dexus CPPIB offer CPA unitholders will be entitled to retain the CPA distribution for the six months ended December 31 2013 which is estimated to be 3 5 cents per CPA unit and payable in February 2014 The consortium s offer has no minimum acceptance condition and is scheduled to close on February 7 2014 CMIL has said the Dexus offer is superior to the GPT offer In its

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  • Capital city home values surge | Business Spectator
    global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Capital city home values surge 2 Jan 10 47 AM 3 Industries Property Prices lift at fastest pace for four years in CY2013 RP Data Rismark Home Value Index You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter with AAP Capital city home values rose at their fastest pace for four years in calendar 2013 according to the RP Data Rismark Home Value Index The index showed home values in capital cities lifted 9 8 per cent over the 12 months to December the largest calendar year increase since 2009 when values rose 13 7 per cent The increase was the fastest annual rate of growth since August 2010 House values grew at 9 9 per cent slightly faster than unit values which posted nine per cent growth In the fourth quarter capital city home values rose by 2 8 per cent with 6 6 per cent growth in the second half RP Data said growth gathered momentum through the second half of the year Sydney s property market was the strongest with house values rising by 14 5 per cent in the city in 2013 pushing the city s median dwelling price to 655 250 Perth was the second best performer with an annual growth rate of 9 9 per cent Home prices in both cities are currently at record highs up 10 9 per cent and 3 6 per cent respectively over prior peaks Hobart had the weakest growth with prices rising by just 2 2 per cent taking the median dwelling price there to 330 000 the most affordable of all the capital cities RP Data senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said low interest rates increased demand for housing Despite the strongest annual value growth since 2009 the rate of growth was not that startling given the low interest rate environment and the previous successive years in which home values fell Mr Kusher said Home values fell 3 8 per cent in 2011 and a further 0 4 per cent in 2012 Mr Kusher said He said the main challenges for 2014 would likely be the impact of forecast unemployment

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/1/2/property/capital-city-home-values-surge (2014-01-13)
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  • CPA rejects GPT takeover bid | Business Spectator
    it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu CPA rejects GPT takeover bid 24 Dec 2013 3 54 PM DataRoom Mergers Acquisitions Industries Property Property group unanimously recommends shareholders reject offer You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Commonwealth Property Office Fund Ltd CPA has rejected a takeover bid from GPT Group Ltd in favour of a rival bid from Dexus Property Group Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board In its Target s Statement to the Australian Securities Exchange Commonwealth Managed Investments Ltd s CMIL s independent directors acting on behalf of CPA unanimously recommended its shareholders reject the offer GPT Group made an off market offer of 0 141 GPT shares for all CPA shares and 75 3525 cents reduced by the amount of any distribution paid on a CPA unit on November 19 The rival sweetened bid from Dexus CPPIB is valued at 1 27 per CPA unit including a cash payment of 77 45 cents and 0 4516 Dexus stapled securities CMIL chairman Richard Haddock said the group s independent directors would issue another Target s Statement recommending shareholders accept the Dexus offer in the absence of a superior proposal in due course Print this page Related articles 09 Jan WRT investors say split costs 1 5 bln too much

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  • Mirvac offloads shopping centres for $100m | Business Spectator
    that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Brussels as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Mirvac offloads shopping centres for 100m 20 Dec 2013 10 25 AM Industries Property Group sells regional malls acquires 66 million in commercial residential assets You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password By a staff reporter Mirvac Group Ltd has sold two regional malls in New South Wales and Victoria for 100 million and acquired new commercial and residential assets in Victoria and Western Australia In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange the property group said it had completed the sale of the Gippsland Centre in Sale Victoria for 55 million and the Orange City Centre in NSW for 49 5 million Mirvac has also acquired a 113 000 square metre industrial site at Eastern Creek NSW for 55 million with plans to develop it into industrial business park and a 30 hectare prime residential development site in Baldivis south west of Perth for 10 7 million The group said it expected the residential site to contribute earnings in fiscal 2016 subject to planning approvals Mirvac has already made 232 6 million in sales in the 2014 financial year to date as part its non core disposal program Print this page Related articles 09 Jan WRT investors say split costs 1 5 bln too much 09 Jan

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