Melbourne Property Investors Embrace Docklands Serviced Apartments
Innovative serviced apartment offering is attracting the attention of property investors in Melbourne's booming Docklands precinct
Current serviced apartment offerings are being particularly well received by the Melbourne property investment community because they overcome a number of the perceived shortcomings of this type of investment, such as vacancy risk or potential resale problems. This is due to developers offering guaranteed returns on investments, and new properties becoming available which are closer in size to normal residential apartments, enhancing their resale value.
Developers such as Life.lab @ Digital Harbour are even improving on this security by building flexibility into their packages as well. ‘In many cases there is now the opportunity for the investor to occupy the apartment at any time. If you look at the traditional model of serviced apartments, this is something that wouldn’t have been around even 5 or 6 years ago. It’s exciting to see such innovative proposals coming onto the market, and it only means good news for investors,’ commented Mr Thewlis.
The Docklands is seen as a particularly good area for serviced apartment investment due to its large number of high profile corporate tenants. ‘The combination of business travelers and career focused individuals who are looking for streamlined simplicity in their private lives means there is a steady supply of high quality tenants for serviced apartments in the Docklands,’ added Mr Thewlis.
A recent poll published in the Docklands News surveyed Docklands residents and found that on the whole, residents were welcoming of serviced apartments in their neighbourhood.
Given that the Docklands is Australia’s fastest growing precinct, it’s definitely a good idea for smart investors to keep an eye on the serviced apartment trend.
Onyx is a property investment services company that assists clients in creating wealth through property investment. Onyx sources property opportunities and arranges mortgage finance and conveyancing. The Onyx team is well respected in the property investor community for providing insightful advice and quality service with great integrity.
Contact: Paul Thewlis
1463 Malvern Rd
Ph: 1300 1400 15
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