Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), & CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).

5 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's one of the finest property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete is one of Australia's brightest financial minds - a must-follow for articulate, accurate & in-depth analysis." - David Scutt, Business Insider, leading Australian market analyst.

"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written, yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data & charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' & 'Code Red'.

"The level of detail in Pete's work is superlative across all of Australia's housing markets" - Grant Williams, co-founder RealVision - where world class experts share their thoughts on economics & finance - author of Things That Make You Go Hmmm, one of the world's most popular & widely-read financial publications.

"Wargent is a bald-faced realty foghorn" - David Llewellyn-Smith, 'MacroBusiness'.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

World's Best Tall Building is...on Broadway!

Go Sydney!

As a long-time resident of Pyrmont and more lately Ultimo, way back in February I wrote a short piece on this blog "a glimpse into Sydney's future" about the One Central Park development.

I also uploaded a few photos from the complex from during the construction phase, noting how despite my initial scepticism about the unusual concept of "vertical gardens", the finished article was looking set to be pretty impressive.

Since that time One Central Park has gone on through completion to put Broadway right on the map in being named the Best Tall Building in Asia and Australasia in June, and now it has gone one better still in being judged the Best Tall Building in the world

Bravo, what an achievement, adding to the already bright allure of living in Sydney's inner ring suburbs.


During the construction I was regularly left befuddled as to why on earth a residential tower on Broadway would need a helipad.

Turns out it was a podium and a "heliostat". Silly me.