The Property Whisperer

With over 20 years’ experience in the commercial property industry, Sentinel Property Group founder and commercial property guru, Warren Ebert, is affectionately known by many of his friends and associates as ‘The Property Whisperer’.

Follow Warren on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus for his unique, passionate and often insightful view on the ‘state-of-play’ of the ever-changing commercial property market in Australia.

A year of milestones

The 2015 year has seen a number of significant milestones in the evolution of Sentinel. Geographically, we have further strengthened our presence in key regional locations, in particular North Queensland and western New South Wales. We also made our first acquisition on the Gold Coast, our first in Western Australia, and secured our second property […]

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Sentinel returns shine

Against this global backdrop, Sentinel continues to power ahead by actively growing our exposure in our chosen markets and delivering outstanding returns for our investors. In the latest PCA/IPD index of the best performing unlisted retail property funds in Australia, we continue to dominate the Top 10 positions. We claimed the top three positions, and […]

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It’s not all bad news

From a big picture perspective, it is important to look beyond all the negative headlines in relation to the stock market, China, coal exports and the like. The press, and most of the public, get too easily consumed by negative sentiment, but take a closer look and you will find it is not all bad […]

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Don’t settle for mediocre returns

There is no doubt that commercial property presents a compelling investment in the current low interest rate environment. With interest rates at all-time record lows, mediocre returns are being readily accepted as ‘the norm’ by far too many investors. Investment advisors, financial commentators, the press and even the Governor of the Reserve Bank are telling […]

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Red flags in commercial property investment

Investing in a commercial property sounds a very practical idea. But like any other type of investment, there are many pitfalls that will come your way once you buy this venture idea. Below are some of the actions to avoid before you even manage to put every resource you own in one outlay. Assuming that […]

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Loan to Valuation Ratio (LVR)

I would like to address the topic of Loan to Valuation Ratio (LVR). This is an issue that can sometimes be raised by new and existing investors in terms of what level of LVR they are comfortable with. There are a few key points worth making in relation to this. Firstly, the LVR on Sentinel’s […]

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International growth

Adding to the positive domestic outlook in Australia, there are also very encouraging signs emerging on the global economic front. For the first time in a very long time, there has been good news coming out of Europe in the form of a positive quarter of GDP growth. The Euro-zone, led by the big economies […]

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Domestic growth

Sentinel’s purchase of strategically located retail properties, such as our latest property Menai Central, has been undertaken with the expectation that a housing recovery will see these properties re-rated in the future. This opportunistic approach is now being vindicated with several leading Australian economic forecasters, including BIS Shrapnel, now confidentially forecasting the start of a […]

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Portfolio expansion

Sentinel has recently completed its largest ever acquisition and capital raising with the $31.5 million purchase of the Menai Central retail complex in Sydney’s southern suburbs. This opportunity proved extremely popular with investors, with the required equity committed in just eight days, highlighting the ongoing strong demand from our existing and new investors. The Menai […]

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