Sentinel continues to stay ahead of the pack
March 27, 2017
Sentinel has kicked off the year by continuing its expansion in the regional office sector, settling the purchase of two new properties at Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of NSW and at 200 Creek Street in Brisbane.
These latest acquisitions mean we have now secured four properties for the new pooled Sentinel Regional Office Trust in the last four months totalling more than $120 million, with a number of further acquisitions also in the pipeline.
Sentinel has built its success on being a ‘first mover’ that is ahead of the pack and as such we are always looking to buy in sectors that are out of favour with the majority, properties that our competitors are selling, and that don’t suit other investors.
We have identified a strategic opportunity in the regional office market, which has not yet been recognised by others, and we will continue to hunt more assets in this space that deliver diversity of income, both geographically and by tenant.
Whilst we have been actively targeting regional office properties, we still continue to investigate many new opportunities across a variety of markets. We never limit our focus to just one sector at a time. Our only focus is on capitalising on what the majority of investors don’t want or don’t see value in.
This is where the opportunities are in running against the herd, buying when others are selling, working hard to add value, and then selling when others are buying. Or in the words of Warren Buffett being ”fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful’.