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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 […]

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 […]

Sydney market tipped for strong recovery

Sydney is tipped to be the best performing global city for premium office rental growth in 2016, according the real estate services firm JLL. “Statistically we believe that Sydney in fact is projected to record the strongest rental growth in 2016 with Tokyo a little way behind,’’ JLL Director of Global Research Jeremy Kelly told […]

GMF: Metro markets ‘remain compelling’

One year on from its listing on the ASX, the GPT Metro Office Fund (GMF) has reaffirmed that its business case remains as sound as ever at its inaugural annual general meeting. “We believe the benefits for investing in metropolitan office property remain compelling,’’ GMF fund manager Chris Blackmore told the GMF’s shareholders at the […]

Sydney’s white-collar riding boom

Sydney is often cited as one of the world’s less friendly cities for cyclists. Often singled out for its impatient motorists and lack of bike lanes, Australia’s largest city is far from cycling paradise. Despite these challenges, a record number of commuters are now travelling to work by bike in Sydney. Between 2006 and 2011, the […]

Office basements get luxury workout

Office buildings are on a health kick. With environmental ratings now well established across the office sector, buildings are now being measured on how they promote good health among their occupants. This is a result of the growing trend for companies to encourage white collar workers to adopt less sedentary lifestyles. With the long-term health […]

Tech influx reshapes Sydney CBD

As the list of the world’s top multinationals becomes increasingly populated by technology firms, so too are the skylines of the world’s major business centres. Sydney is no exception to this trend, with technology firms now more interested than ever before in being located in or around the city’s CBD. Reversing the trend of many […]