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GWOF purchases 100 Queen Street Melbourne for $274.5 million

The GPT Wholesale Office Fund (GWOF) today announced its purchase of a 100 per cent interest in the former ANZ Bank headquarters in Melbourne, which includes the 100 Queen Street tower and associated heritage buildings, for $274.5 million. Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD’s Western Core, the property comprises a 34 level A-Grade office […]

The GPT Group announces Domestic and Family Violence Policy

The GPT Group has introduced a new policy to assist employees impacted by domestic and family violence. The new policy includes the provision of 10 days additional paid leave, up to $5,000 of financial support, and access to a range of counselling and support services. Coinciding with White Ribbon Day and The International Day for […]

GPT marks Riverside Centre’s 30th birthday

The GPT Group has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Harry Seidler-designed Riverside Centre by officially unveiling a $30 million upgrade to the office building on the Brisbane River. “The Riverside Centre set a new benchmark for quality office space in Brisbane’s CBD and redefined the city’s skyline when it opened in 1986,” said GPT’s […]

Wollongong Central expansion awarded 5 Star Green Star rating

The $200 million Wollongong Central expansion has been recognised as one of Australia’s most sustainable retail developments after being awarded the country’s first 5 Star Green Star ‘As-Built’ rating for a shopping centre. The rating represents ‘Australian excellence’ in sustainable construction, according to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The GBCA assessed a range […]

GPT CEO on diversity and unconscious bias

Challenging his own unconscious bias has driven Property Male Champion of Change Bob Johnston to lead the charge towards a more diverse, inclusive industry. When Johnston, GPT Group’s chief executive officer, told his daughters he’d been asked to join the Property Male Champions of Change, they were less than impressed. “They laughed and asked me […]

580 George Street lobby commended

The awning of the new lobby at the GPT Wholesale Office Fund’s 580 George Street in Sydney has been accorded a High Commendation in the Buildings – Small Projects category of the latest Steel Excellence Awards for NSW/ACT. At the awards, which are organised every two years by the Australian Steel Institute (ASI), the judges […]

GPT opens ‘The Quarter’ dining and entertainment precinct at Casuarina Square

The GPT Group has opened ‘The Quarter’, a $34 million dining and entertainment precinct at Casuarina Square. The Quarter will be Darwin’s key alfresco dining and entertainment destination, with 5,500sqm of dining and entertainment space and seven first to Darwin eateries. The new precinct will also be a great place for families to come and for […]

Using accountancy for good in a Cambodian rice NGO

“The office is a room the size of our lounge room above a warehouse. It fits four local staff and it does have aircon, for which I am eternally grateful! The staff cook lunch; today was rice, fried fish, watermelon and a corn and pumpkin soup. “We ate sitting on a big piece of cardboard […]

MLC Centre welcomes new tenants, reaches 96 per cent occupancy

The GPT Group and QIC have announced a number of new tenants at the MLC Centre, lifting the building’s occupancy to 96 per cent including Heads of Agreement. Over the course of 2015, agreements have been reached with new tenants over four full floors and multiple suites, including to Magellan Asset Management, SMS Consulting Group, […]

Space&Co. opens second Melbourne CBD co-working venue

The GPT Group’s flexible workplace business Space&Co. has opened its fourth space at the premium 530 Collins Street building in Melbourne. Designed to cater for the strong demand for flexible and shared workspace from start-ups, professionals and GPT’s existing tenants, the new Space&Co. venue features a café, secure access, 40 fixed and 12 flexible desks, […]