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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OUR STORY

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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.”

PUBLICATIONS

OCTOBER 2019

I noted the date on the early morning news… 25th September 2019

Somehow I was not totally awake, and my mind locked into 25th December 2019… and for a moment I did a double take.

Not already, I thought? Christmas Day? It couldn’t be… and of course it wasn’t!

The reality though, was almost as bad! 13 weeks to Christmas Day!

90 Days and our working year will be gone… and yet I don’t feel that I have even started to do, that which I had planned.

As I now write this newsletter, there is even less time to that year-end climax!

I hope that you, dear reader, have been more mindful of the passing of time than have I?

Oh, how much I plan to achieve during the next 12 weeks… plus a few precious days!

The remainder of the news on that morning of the 25th September 2019, also carried a lack of reality in the balance of news items.

High Court in the UK says that Boris Johnson the British Prime Minister had acted illegally in suspending the British Parliament and…. President Trump of the United States was to be examined with a view to impeachment.

Quite a start to the day!

REAL ESTATE

Now this provides a lot of stability to my day! A much better subject to talk about!

Residential Sales Performance

There appears to be a lot of renewed confidence in the residential market.

Our top performer during the month of August works at our Regional Office in Coober Pedy. A surprising and wonderful outcome.

Misty Mance who joined our staff after a very long career with the local Westpac Bank Branch, became our top producer for the month for Residential Sales.

Residential Investment in country areas provides a much higher cash rate of return than in many city locations. Prices are much lower and the rent proportionately is higher.

Maybe as interest rates continue to fall, some people are attracted to country locations, but tourism has really picked up. We suspect this is a result of the lower dollar and a lot of tourists are interested in outback Australia.

We congratulate Misty on an outstanding performance.

Residential – Adelaide

In Adelaide the demand for housing is also running hot. Maybe it is the lower interest rates which are providing this stimulus.

I would like to introduce you to Nathan Gherghetta for all residential sales through our Central Head Office.

If you have a property to sell in Greater Metropolitan Adelaide, I encourage you to talk to Nathan. He will surprise you as to how he achieves outstanding results with his unique knowledge of modern “E” Marketing.

Nathan holds our whole sales team in awe as he demonstrates a remarkable skill in achieving spectacular results, using Social Media. You will be impressed!

COMMERCIAL SALES

Our top Commercial Sales Award for the same month goes to Lou Whitelock.

Lou leased and sold more Commercial Property during the latest reporting month than did any other consultant, although there were several of his peers close on his heels.

This man is a keen sportsman but also achieves great results in selling and leasing Commercial Property.

Sadly, Commercial Sales and Leasing numbers have been impacted by the State Governments Ill-advised State Land Tax debacle which started badly but has finished well.

As a result of a concerted effort by the Property Council, Urban Development Institute, Real Estate Institute and other bodies such as Business SA, there has been a revised and more acceptable taxing plan released. This may possibly be further updated… but it now has merit.

We are pleased that larger investors in South Australia will now find our State more appealing, and we are now better equipped to retain investment capital in our State.

Commercial Sales and new leases of commercial property have been adversely affected in the short term, but business will return to normal very quickly. We look forward to seeing bigger property investors enter our market and bring a higher level of employment accompanying their capital investments.

South Australians are very conservative and disciplined. This attack on some segments of the investment community may take a little time to work through, but the new and significant reductions for serious investors in Commercial Property will be good for those clients who take seriously, the growth and management of their portfolios.

GENDER BALANCE
Commercial Sales and Leasing


For many years Commercial Sales and Leasing was the domain of men. Women were chosen to fill positions in Residential Management or Residential Sales.

At Lin Andrews we have always gone against the norm. Our paradigm has always been to choose the best person for the job.

50 Years later we are still practicing this principle. The best person for the job.

Grace and Claire work closely together at our Salisbury Office where investors are diverse in culture and in their service requirements.

Some landlords want to be consulted about every minute detail as to maintenance, debt collection and the like. Others will say, “don’t waste my time unless it is going to be very expensive. I own it but I pay you to worry about it.”

Both of these ladies were formerly Property Managers of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate and have an amazing knowledge of the law and of property maintenance… and marketing.

They understand how to get the correct price for both landlord and tenant, vendor and purchaser… and they provide Gender Choice for our clients.

Our men-folk are equally impressive with their capabilities. If in doubt then talk to our Directors who will ensure a great property experience.

CITY LEASING OPPORTUNITY

This appealing building of 8 levels is situated close to the King William Street tram line. It provides easy access to the suburban rail system, for the convenience of staff and clients. No parking issues, just easy access for all of the important people in your business life.

Situated on the 1st floor above ground level there is office space for rent for the first time in more than 20 years. The whole floor was vacated after the previous tenant finally outgrew the space.

Some of the space has already been leased and there is strong enquiry on the remainder.

Price has been fixed at a low rate to reflect the market. The actual amount of space is flexible.

If you have outgrown your present office and would like to grow within an excellent commercial environment, we would like to talk to you.

COMMERCIAL SALES

Pick – up your phone and call our office or email for a quick response. We are in the business of growing YOUR BUSINESS… and of creating new commercial relationships.
The Aurora Building was specifically built so that investors may purchase an investment suite in this outstanding building.

Graham Rogers has sold and leased a large number of business suites in this purpose-built building. He would love to talk to you about investing in ADELAIDE or leasing a suite in this heartland of Commercial Office activity.

ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGY

During the past 12 months we have invested heavily in new technology. Accounting and property Management systems have had a generational upgrade. In the main we have been privileged with very smooth transitions.

Of recent date, some clients have expressed concern as to the amount of information printed on our Commercial Management Statements.

Some want less information; others want the same information but expressed a different way.

Our objective is to please everyone, but this possibly cannot happen. We are trying!

If you have any concerns as to the way your information is presented, please talk to Carina Andrews as she will listen and make any corrections which you may desire… if it is possible.

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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