ABOUT LIN ANDREWS REAL ESTATE

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Lin Andrews, Founder and Group Chairman, shares……

“Our Group history goes back to 1969 when my wife (Bunty) and I sat one Saturday night free from socialising. We paused to consider our privileges….

Our questions… “How can our lives make a difference?” That night we resolved to do something very bold!

At the time of these decisions, South Australia was implementing its Development Act 1967 – 1972 and talking a lot about tourism.

We built holiday flats at West Beach and then at Grange. These were followed by an office building, a warehouse and several homes.

During those first years, we invested and established a number of companies in diverse industries but always achieved our greatest satisfaction in the property industry.

We became agents as well as developers!
As agents we had a passion to assist people who were not generally trusting of Real Estate Agents. Our Agency business grew disproportionately to our other activities… possibly because we really liked helping people.

Most people lacked confidence in their ability to invest in the future.
People were disillusioned with the repetitious collapse of other investment schemes which rose to prominence from time to time.

We resolved to assist people to own their own real estate.
Investment seminars and excellent property management services made this possible.

These residential investments became a store of wealth to investor clients and provided accommodation for those who needed a home to rent.
At a later date we added commercial property to our skill base.

Commercial property meets the needs of entrepeneurs who grow businesses and create employment.

It may also offer a higher rate of cash flow to investors who are dependant upon their rental income.

Today we facilitate employment and accommodation across an increasing number of communities, throught the provision of property management, sales and leasing services for a diverse range of residential and commercial property.

We also design and develop commercial property according to community needs.
I am increasingly convinced that principle centred economic activity is the way to meet the sustainable needs of every community. We are proud to be a part of this great economic solution.”

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Lin Andrews, Founder and Group Chairman, shares……

“Our Group history goes back to 1969 when my wife (Bunty) and I sat one Saturday night free from socialising. We paused to consider our privileges….

Our questions… “How can our lives make a difference?” That night we resolved to do something very bold!

At the time of these decisions, South Australia was implementing its Development Act 1967 – 1972 and talking a lot about tourism.

We built holiday flats at West Beach and then at Grange. These were followed by an office building, a warehouse and several homes.

During those first years, we invested and established a number of companies in diverse industries but always achieved  our greatest satisfaction in the property industry.

We became agents as well as developers!

As agents we had a passion to assist people who were not generally trusting of Real Estate Agents. Our Agency business grew disproportionately to our other activities… possibly because we really liked helping people.

Most people lacked confidence in their ability to invest in the future.

People were disillusioned with the repetitious collapse of other investment schemes which rose to prominence from time to time.

We resolved to assist people to own their own real estate.

Investment seminars and excellent property management services made this possible.

These residential investments became a store of wealth to investor clients and provided accommodation for those who needed a home to rent.

At a later date we added commercial property to our skill base.

Commercial property meets the needs of entrepeneurs who grow businesses and create employment.

It may also offer a higher rate of cash flow to investors who are dependant upon their rental income.

Today we facilitate employment and accommodation across an increasing number of communities, throught the provision of property management, sales and leasing services for a diverse range of residential and commercial property.

We also design and develop commercial property according to community needs.

I am increasingly convinced that principle centred economic activity is the way to meet the sustainable needs of every community. We are proud to be a part of this great economic solution.”

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020

There is a nice ring to this New Year Calendar… 2020.

Divisible by four and therefore a Leap Year. An extra day to achieve more of the impossible list which you doubtless have put together.

We are very privileged to have a Christmas and New Year Festive Season.

A time to travel, and revisit places and people who have been a part of our lives in days gone-by. To add a new vision for the future growing out of our past.

There has been so much activity during the Christmas Season. A few days of quiet may now be enjoyed before the CHALLENGES of the new year begin.

I felt to share with you some of our own plans and aspirations for the year that lies ahead.

Many are on holidays as this newsletter is read, so I will attempt not to produce something too heavy. Light enough to read and yet thoughtful enough to inspire.

Vision and hope, for the year to come!

FIFTY YEAR CELEBRATION

Our 50th Birthday will occur during the year ahead.

What will we do to celebrate?

Possibly very little! We have found the road to be tough, yet as one Government Official said to me, “you SHOULD celebrate as you are one of very few Real Estate Agents that I know to have lasted 50 years in Adelaide property”.
“I remember many who have started and been bright lights for a period, but where are they now?”

We WILL have some gatherings of people who have been a part of the journey and we are grateful for some families who have been with us as clients for a very long time.

Mostly we will continue to lay plans of sustainability for ourselves and our clients.

We will continue to expand as we provide accommodation for people in secure homes, and provide commercial property in which to establish and grow places of employment.

Clients will continue to be encouraged to invest in property for their own retirement benefits whilst providing diverse property for the benefit of their lessees.

At least three of our messages or paradigms will continue to be promoted during our year of celebration.

“Integrity”

“Integrity benefits both Landlord and Tenant”.

“Integrity benefits Vendor and Purchaser”.

“Integrity benefits all parties in a relationship”.

And the other theme…

“Leasing”

“Grow your business in the correct premises”.

“You don’t have to own it to use it”.

“Your premises tell people who you are”.

“Investing”

“Property is a great way to create and store wealth”.

“Property benefits both the Lessor and the Lessee”.

Each of these paradigms benefits the parties involved and enriches the communities in which we live.

None is based upon the notion of wealth for wealth’s sake, but a paradigm of sustainability, and privilege, for those who have deferred gratification and accumulated funds named Capital.

Capital aggregation in the hands of people who understand these principles empowers its owners and the families and communities of which they form a part.

The management of wealth for these worthy and sustainable purposes calls for great skill and effort. “Lazy” capital is soon lost or dispersed as it flows to those who understand the blessings which travel with it.

YES… WE WILL HAVE A TIME OF QUIET CELEBRATION AND RETROSPECTION.


CLIMATE CHANGE – A NEW FOCUS

During the past 50 years we have observed;

Our country has been denuded through land clearing. Back in 1964 as a young accountant I recall the Australian Government was still giving a DOUBLE TAX DEDUCTION for land clearing. With tax rates around 50% of top earnings, this provided a huge incentive for land clearing.
Now we have dust storms, changing climatic conditions and land which is not being used for its best use.
Maybe we need tax incentives to reverse the denuding of our country… if such is possible.

Cities provided economies of scale for manufacture, education and health. People moved from regions to the City.
Now our cities are congested and have dis-economies of scale in roads and over-loaded infra-structure. It may be time to
re-examine regional development and seek balance.

Whether one believes in Climate Change is not the subject of this newsletter.

The facts are that it makes good economic sense to keep up with “world best practice” in terms of sustainability, in everything that we do.

As a Company we have recently initiated the following simple changes. These will outwork during this wonderful new year of opportunity and beyond.

Hybrid Vehicles

Amazing “hybrid” technology captures energy created by the vehicle itself.

Energy from the braking mechanism is captured and stored in the vehicle’s batteries. This energy is then used to power the vehicle using electric motors which are installed, in addition to the basic petrol motor. I.e. The electric motors cut-in as the battery-stored energy is sufficient to drive them.

These vehicles are designed with many other efficiencies like semi-close-down at traffic lights.

They are equipped with both petrol and electric motors, so the vehicles have a much longer life than a single petrol driven vehicle.

A decade ago, we decided to provide company-owned, small, efficient vehicles, to replace the heavier and less efficient vehicles owned by staff.

Now we are taking a further step to keep our air clean.

Solar Panels

These have now been fitted onto the first several properties within our own portfolio. They will be fitted across others as the year progresses.

Costs and cost savings will be negotiated and shared with tenants in a win–win situation. Savings are enormous over time.

Tree Planting

As we develop property, we have always had an eye for shade and site appearance. This has been good!

We are now resolved to add even more trees to every development and encourage all our landlords and tenants to embrace a paradigm of “clean and green”.

The correct selection of trees will provide shade in the summer and light in the winter.

It is not hard. Landscaping may cost a little more BUT it is beneficial for the planet. It is good for our personal pleasure as we observe the changing seasons and the way nature responds.

You will be surprised at how the value of rent and sale prices are reflected in a building which has great visual appeal.

Our PARADIGM? More tree planting for everyone…everywhere.

This is enough about the Lin Andrews plans for 2020 and beyond. If we talk further, it may affect the comfort of your holiday reading.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR 2020?

I recall one of my sons coming home with his new found words of wisdom:

“If you always do what you’ve always done, You’ll always get what you’ve always got”.

No change or benefit in that! Unless you are satisfied with your present lot?

A word of wisdom from another:

“Be content, but never satisfied”.

It is good to consider what you may change incrementally. A little bit at a time.

A close friend who has achieved a lot in his lifetime, pauses and asks of his wife,

“Where would you like to be in ten years’ time”?

“How would you like to spend the next ten years”?

“To help, let us list those who are ten years older than we are! Will we be happy to be like them at that time…? If so, how do we achieve that”?

I have watched homes change and locations change. Work change to retirement and travel. Investment properties sold and sometimes re-invested. Homes sold and high-income commercial properties replace them.

Others have recommenced investment programs and others have taken-on late life study.

There are no limits for those who desire change.

We (I) feel privileged to be involved with the development of younger executives who themselves are guiding clients into new forms of property ownership.

I am intrigued as other members of staff and clients re-assess the education of the next generation and redirect money which otherwise may have been put to a wasted use.

In education and investment the longest journey begins with the very first step.

This company is dedicated to your well-being. If it involves property for your personal use, investment, or to grow a business, please make us a part of your plans for 2020 and beyond.

Have a healthy and prosperous new year. Drive with care …

 

If you would like to get in contact with us, you can email us at linandrews@linandrews.com.au alternatively you can phone our office on

(08) 8234 1212

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