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'.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Darling Harbour development

An atrocious day of weather in Sydney, but as a good a time as any at a look at a few of the latest ventures of Lend Lease Corp and Mirvac.

The new Sydney International Hotel tower is sprouting up in front of the Novotel, and the new ICC for conferences and conventions (hopefully it lasts longer than the two decades the last one survived!).

Mirvac will also redevelop the Harbourside Shopping Centre (an old "tourist trap" that residents of Pyrmont will delighted to see upgraded), with the developers hoping to be granted permission to construct a new commercial tower at the end of Pyrmont Bridge as a "thank you" (not so popular with the residents of Pyrmont, of course). 

The colossal International Towers commercial development down at Barangaroo.

These three International Towers dwarf anything of their like seen in Australia before.

And the view from the Novotel Darling Harbour...not quite as good as it used to be...

The three behemoth international towers to the left of shot. There will be a few more towers on the old Hungry Mile in due course, including the new casino. 

A dreadful day of rain in Sydney, but lots happening around these parts - and more besides including the Darling Harbour Live development at Tumbalong Park.