Author: Antonella Posterino

IT held the secrets of local freemasons for 75 years, now see inside the incredible 21st century conversion of Geelong’s Freemason’s Hall. The heritage-protected three-storey building built in 1926 at 79 Gheringhap Street was converted for use as an office complex after Geelong Unity and Prudence Lodge sold...

COULD there be a commercial investment opportunity in the Geelong region that presents an easier way to make money? The Oakley concept store at Torquay’s Surf City Plaza has been described as a bulletproof investment opportunity and it’s not hard to see why. The landmark store at Shop 7, 61 Geelong Rd, opposite Rip Curl’s Torquay...

THE Geelong home of a boat builder that’s turned out craft that have secured 75 per cent of Aussie rowing’s Olympic medals since 1992 has found new owners in a quick sale. A Geelong investment group secured the factory of boat builder Sykes for about $6 million, industry sources said. The 12,140sq m...

THE Torquay headquarters of global surf giant Boardriders has been sold in a confidential deal struck this week. A consortium of Geelong private investors cashed out of the 1.95ha Baines Cres property after the US-owned surf giant announced plans to relocate its head office to the Gold Coast. Boardriders’ $1.6 million annual lease on the purpose-built facility runs...

GEELONG'S growth potential and the chance to plan a large-scale development in the city has aroused the attention of developers from outside the region. At play is a 2012sq m city fringe site at 73-77 Mercer St, Geelong, which has been offered through an expression of...

BUYERS of a Torquay corporate head office complex could secure the Australian home of surf giant Boardriders for significantly less than its replacement value after it was listed for sale last week. And speculative investors would also get up to three years guaranteed income while they...

THE slow movement to develop industrial land in the growth areas south of Geelong have placed a premium on vacant properties in the city's oldest industrial estates. Leather St, Breakwater is a case in point where a 1534sq m site that was formerly used for a...

A SPECULATIVE investor has secured an Ocean Grove commercial development super site after an expressions of interest campaign drew to a close last week. The Geelong region buyer secured the parcel in a confidential sale, which comprised three properties at 85 and 87 The Terrace and...