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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.
4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.
"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.
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"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.
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Monday, 27 January 2014
Sydney's newest suburb emerges from the earth...
At the King Street Wharf end of Barangaroo, Lend Lease is busily constructing a high rise commercial tower block.
At the far end (Harbour Bridge/Rocks end) landscaping is underway to recreate the same contours as were present at the time of the first fleet, before the site was flattened.
Until recent years the area had been used as a shipping terminal.
The site will also include parkland, harbour front apartments (with hefty price tags) and, eventually in 2019, a new $1.3 billion Crown Hotel complex tower and VIP-only gambling casino.
This assumes that the final permits are granted by the Independent Liquor and gaming authority.
James Packer has pledged to do everything he can to make the hotel the finest in the world. The proposed designs, it has to be said, look stunning.