Property Developers, by Greg Tingle - January - February
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In Northern Queensland a twofold
force is emerging: the celebrity property developer
developers do not refer to themselves as "celebrity",
but given their cliental and the steady stream
of enquires, by yours truly (usually on a "personal
invitation" and "highly recommended"
basis), their existence, and success is spreading.
niches are not new to business. And the appeal
of Airlie Beach and the surrounding area has not
gone unnoticed by "Hollywood" types.
in the 1980's many of Australia's property visionaries
and entrepreneurs were already eying off the Whitsundays,
whilst others played the Gold Coast and Australia's
like Keith Williams and Alan Bond were quick to
seize the moment, whist others waited and watched...
can be confirmed is that Ivana Trump will grace
the region with her presence in less than 3 months.
celebrity status of these developers can only
be a good thing for business. Let's face it, it's
intelligent, strategic and logical business marketing.
They are chasing an exclusive market, and regular
"punters" don't have liquid access required
to buy into the exclusive residences and penthouses
(many of which off the plan). Their clientele
are buying a lifestyle, and in many cases, as
the old fashioned cliche goes, money is no object.
not uncommon for many of Australia's top celebrity
and media publicists to be hounded for "more
information" on the investment opportunities
that present themselves in the Whitsundays. As
such, high calibre property developer / agent
websites has arisen, which sees the whose' who
of the entertainment industry pursuing the prime
real estate offerings from the privacy of their
own abode. And when the time is right, "the
call" is made and a face-to-face consultation
is arranged. Google searches for terms like "whitsunday
investments", "whitsunday media",
"whitsunday property" are hot right
regions developers breathed a sigh of relief last
year when the flights arriving from Melbourne,
Sydney and Brisbane were ramped up, giving prospective
investors, and others, the option to come in via
either Hamilton or Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine)
airports. Fear not, aircraft does not fly through
town, but Hamilton Island is home to many private
jets and helicopters.
the (perceived) remoteness of the Whitsundays,
there was always going to be Hollywood appeal
- the ability for celebrities to get away from
it all, little or no paparazzi.
this is arguably the elusive hideaway many have
world makes decisions of low and high monitory
value on emotions, whether y it be bikinis, sports
cars or high-end property investments. The unique
breed of property developer has arisen in the
Whitsundays, and make no mistake, its foundations
lay in relationships with astute investors, many
within the lucrative entertainment industry.
natural warmth of the Whitsundays, and its people,
reinforced with savvy developers, has seen this
new and exciting niche industry emerge.
investors be advised. The majority of exclusive
residences and penthouses on offer, all with squillion
dollar views, of course, are priced between 2.1
to 6 million.
celebrity or not, if you're not already living
in this paradise, you owe it to yourself to catch
the next flight in, and see what all the fuss
is about. Paparazzi not welcome, unless you (and
your client) are invited, of course!
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for more information contact Greg Tingle. Genuine
enquiries only please.