May 4, 2020

If you’re on the hunt for a new apartment, how about one that’s on the water, with a five-minute walk to the beach and coffee? If that sounds like you, pop along to see the newly launched Cannes. ORM sat down with Marquee Development Partners CEO Mark Spedding to get the lowdown on his company’s new development.

Why did you decide to build on the Gold Coast again? 
Cannes is our fourth Gold Coast project in just two years; that...

February 6, 2020

Lets face it, your financial management goals in your 20s probably wasn't very good. You planned to be a CEO of a major company by the time you were 30, and by 35 you planned on retiring from corporate life and running your own company.

Then at 40, you planned on retiring to someplace exotic like the Maldives or planned on traveling
around the world on your yacht.

By the time you reached 30 and realized it wasn't going to happe...

Main Beach is about to watch a stunning new development come to life. White will offer exclusive, spacious living with first-class facilities for those seeking a lifestyle upgrade.

If anyone was in any doubt how Main Beach’s hotly anticipated new development is progressing, a quick peek at the site now will confirm its go, go, go!
With the last of previous tenants vacating just before Christmas, the fun has now begun in creatin...

July 5, 2019

Meticulously designed for contemporary urban living, Lyra Hope Island is a landmark address which delivers the perfect blend of contemporary lifestyle and amenity.

At Lyra, a range of townhouse styles are available to cater to your lifestyle needs, all featuring timber flooring and open plan living areas which promote cooling cross breezes.

The three bedroom homes include master walk-in robe, two and a half bathrooms, a lock-up...

January 13, 2019

For starters, China’s emerging middle class increasingly demands high-quality food that can be trusted. As incomes rise, so too does the demand for proteins and, in particular, red meat. In the past few years, we’ve already witnessed an explosive rise in China’s imports of Australian beef. The reality is that we’re only touching the surface.

      We have two challenges here, which is in reality two massive opportunities. The f...

January 13, 2019

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.

One of the biggest movies of 1967 was Franco Zeffirelli’s rollicking cinematic rom-com treatment of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew, written and first performed four centuries earlier in the late 1500s.

      The 1967 movie of the same name starred Hollywood’s then hottest couple, the Brangelina of their day, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton,...

October 7, 2018

Intro Nyst Legal director Brendan Nyst takes us through a beginners’ guide to

Q What are the key considerations that business operators should be mindful of when it comes to commercial leases?

A Most small- to mid-sized businesses lease their premises rather than owning them. So I’m often approached by local businesses for general advice on commercial leases.

For those new to the process, when negotiating a lease for a business p...

October 7, 2018


Just over four million domestic visitors holidayed on the Gold Coast last year, with about half hailing from Brisbane and Sydney.

And an increasing number are looking to make their trip a more permanent or regular arrangement.

Colliers International Residential Director Andrew Roubicek says the popularity of lock and leave holiday apartments is on the rise, as people's attitudes towards holiday...

He’s one of the Gold Coast’s biggest and most influential champions – Federal Tourism, Trade and Investment Minister Steve Ciobo. Steve recently sat down with another passionate champion of the Coast, Simon Gloftis – of Hellenika and Nineteen at The Star fame – for the latest in a series of Ocean Road ‘square table’ talks at Simon’s acclaimed Greek eatery at Nobby Beach.

At 44, the youthful-looking Steve is already a veteran fe...

March 27, 2018

“I’m thinking of investing in a start-up. What steps should I take to protect my investment?”

Investing in a new business venture always involves a lot of uncertainty. Protecting your investment can be difficult, but there are a handful of basic steps you can take to reduce the risk of doing your dough.
Firstly, if you’re buying into an existing enterprise, make sure you take the time needed to do your due diligence. If a corpo...

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