Green Finance awarded back-to-back Commercial Broker of the Year honour

Astute Commercial Broker of the Year 2012 Logo

The festive month of December started in celebratory style as Green Finance Group won, for the second year in a row, the coveted Astute Financial Management Commercial Broker of the Year Award. One of four finalists, Green Finance Group were presented the award at the Astute Recognising Excellence Awards held on Saturday 1st December at…


Green Finance ranked Top 3 Commercial Broker in Aus

I’m very pleased to announce this month Green Finance Group were profiled as Australia’s third highest ranking Commercial Finance Broker in Mortgage Professional Magazine’s (Issue 12.10) special report on Commercial Brokers. This announcement caps off what has been an extremely busy but rewarding year in a tough commercial finance market. Despite the well-publicised challenges, particularly…


Aussie Pub & Hotel Sector looking up

JLL Pub Investment News Frontpage July2012

According to the latest Pub & Investment News Report released by Jones Lang Lasalle Hotels, the Australian pub sector looks to be improving with transaction volumes in 2010 and 201 providing two consecutive years of strong growth. Whilst two significant portfolio sales in the second half of 2011 give a good indication of returning investor confidence.…


Money to be made from Queensland Hotels according to Terry Morris

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All round entrepreneur and business guru Terry Morris of Sirromet fame isn’t slowing down in his seventh decade, embarking on yet another exciting enterprise with the joint purchase of over $10 million in Queensland Hotels under The Good Times Pub Group. In partnership with Morris International chief executive Dean Merrell and a third investor, the…


Hotel Mackay Sold

Yet another North Queensland entertainment venue has changed hands with the sale this week of the 60 year-old Hotel Mackay. The Victoria Street watering hole had undergone a fairly recent renovation and refurbishment with venue features including: Public and Bistro Bars Bistro Casual Dining Bistro Other Amenities & Facilities Gaming room with 20 electronic gaming…


Grand Roma Hotel Sold

Photo Commonwealth Hotel Roma, Nth Queensland

The freehold going concern for the Commonwealth Hotel in Roma settled today. The sale was managed via an off-market process with Ray White Hotels Australia acting as buyers agents. According to Sean Dollar, Director of Ray White Sales & Business Development (Qld), the sale of the Commonwealth Hotel “highlights the continued depth of competitive interest…


Green Finance Group Announced Commercial Broker of the Year Finalist

Logo Australian Mortgage Awards Commercial Broker of the Year Finalist 2012

Green Finance Group is proud to announce it was this week chosen as an industry finalist for the 2012 Australian Mortgage Awards (AMAs) in the category of Broker of the Year – Commercial Real Estate. This award has been designed to recognise the most successful finance brokers operating in the commercial lending space based on…


Biggest Pub Sale in History Wins ACCC Approval

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The largest pub deal in the last decade came to fruition this week when the ACCC approved the sale of around $400m in hotels to a Woolworth’s consortium. Ray White Hotels brokered the deal, totalling 32 hotels in New South Wales, and says it’s the biggest property transaction in the Ray White Group’s 110 year…


ALH purchases pub portfolio valued at $408 million

It’s been a busy week in the pub and finance sector with news of Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group’s (ALH) purchase of one of the largest ‘off-market’ hotel portfolios in history. The sale, handled exclusively by Ray White Hotels Australia, comprised of 32 hotels with a gross asset valuation of $408 million and included the…


Glenn Price Transfers to CBRE Hotels Qld

Earlier this week CBRE announced the transfer of highly regarded real estate professional Glenn Price to its Queensland Hotels team. Mr Price was previously based in CBRE’s Sydney office, specialising in the pubs sector, with his new role set to encompass general agency practice, advocacy and consultancy focusing on the hotel and leisure sector. According to…