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Over the past 12 years Thirdi Group has been very lucky to be included in a range of media & industry awards, recognised in how we combine traditional property development & investment strategies with in-house developed technologies.

We are proud of our innovative approach to property development and we believe it’s our simple philosophy of ‘Investing where Investments are being made’ that has helped our company secure its place as one of the fastest growing development firms within Australia.

Thirdi Group Lists Development Site in North Sydney

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14th October, 2019

Thirdi Group Lists Development Site in North Sydney

By Ted Tabet

Sydney-based developer Thirdi has listed a mega development site—comprising five buildings in North Sydney— which could pave the way for a $330 million mixed-use development.

The site comprises the consolidation of a series of residential apartments across five buildings—located at 2-4 Blue Street and 1-5 William Street— a few hundred metres from North Sydney’s bus and rail interchange.

The deal took more than a year to complete including three apartment blocks that were company-titled, while the other two were strata-titled.

The 2,326sq m site is being listed by CBRE and JLL, potentially paving the way for a circa $330 million office or residential project with eventual views of the city skyline, Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo.

“We saw a massive opportunity, regardless what type of development we ultimately delivered to maximise its strategic location in North Sydney’s CBD core and also take advantage of the outstanding views of Sydney Harbour, the CBD and Barangaroo,” Thirdi Group’s Robert Huxley said.

“Even with the unsolicited offers, from our point of view, it’s business as usual.

“We will continue to work with our architectural firm Woods Bagot and other consultants to create an outstanding building.”

North Sydney’s CBD has benefitted from major office developments including 100 Mount Street, which was close to fully leased when it completed recently and 1 Denison Street, which has pre-commitments from major corporate tenants moving into the market including Nine Entertainment Co. and Microsoft.

CBRE’s Scott Gray-Spencer and Ben Wicks in conjunction with JLL’s Paul Noonan, Rob Sewell and Mitch Noonan have been appointed to gauge market interest.

“The size of the project means a nimble developer could capitalise on the current strength in the North Sydney office leasing market and potentially deliver a new office building by 2021 to coincide with a forecast spike in tenant demand,” Gray-Spencer said.

“North Sydney’s ongoing revitalisation — underpinned by the new Victoria Cross Metro Station and council-driven infrastructure improvements and public domain – is attracting significant interest from office occupiers.”

Thirdi, known for its inner-city Sydney apartments, has recently made a foray into retirement living and aged care development.

The developer will now aim to submit a development application with North Sydney Council by the end of October.

Full Article Here:
https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/thirdi-group-lists-development-site-in-north-sydney

Buying off the Plan

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9th October, 2019

Buying off the Plan

Glen James and John Pidgeon of My Millenial Money sat down with our own Luke Berry to talk about buying off the plan.
We know it can be a scary thing buying a property, but we have absolute confidence in our abilities.
Glen and John asked Luke some important questions for all you need to know about buying off the plan.
Give it a listen to find out more!

Get to know Luke Berry with CRIBZ

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9th October, 2019

Get to know Luke Berry with CRIBZ

Recently one of our founders Luke Berry sat down with co-founder of CRIBZ, Dominic Nesci.
CRIBZ provides insights and actions to reduce acquisition costs and increase long-term client value.
The chat is perfect for anyone wondering how Thirdi Group came to be, or if you want to learn more about Luke Berry.
Give it a listen to find out the future of real estate.

Sydney developer lists $330m North Sydney project

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8th October, 2019

Sydney developer lists $330m North Sydney project

Reporter:
Su-Lin Tan

Sydney developer Thirdi has pulled together an ambitious office project in North Sydney after amalgamating a series of apartment blocks and listing for sale the Blue Street site, slated to be home to a $330 million development.
The move represents a further diversification for Thirdi, best known for its inner-city Sydney apartments. The developer has also made a foray into retirement living and aged care development, as well as Specialist Disability Accommodation units supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Sydney developer Thirdi makes a breakthrough with commercial diversification, listing its office project for $330 million (render). Supplied
In North Sydney, Thirdi, with the support of commercial agency PropertyFox’s Tim Fox and Michael Wydeman, amalgamated 40 apartments across five apartment blocks under strata renewal laws to put together a 2326sq m office development site at 2-4 Blue Street and 1-5 William Street.
The complex deal took more than a year to execute and comprises three apartment blocks that were company-titled, while the other two were strata-titled. While only 75 per cent owner agreement is required to force the sale of the units, Thirdi has achieved full control of the site.
Its key location near North Sydney’s bus and rail interchange, as well as the future Victoria Cross metro station, has drawn the attention of several institutional investors, including developers and the listed REITs keen to access premium office space in the scarce North Sydney market.

Following unsolicited offers, the group has launched an official expressions of interest campaign for a buyer or joint venture partner through CBRE’s Scott Gray-Spencer and Ben Wicks and JLL’s Paul Noonan, Rob Sewell and Mitch Noonan.

The group initially explored the site for apartments but consultations with local council indicated a commercial or mixed-use project better meets the North Sydney CBD expansion plans.
The soft housing market was another reason for the group’s commercial detour.
“There were a few levers that pulled back investor-driven apartment sales in 2016 to 2017, when we then moved onto aspirational owner-occupier apartments and now we are thinking outside the square, a diversification that started 18 months ago,” Thirdi’s Luke Berry said.
The completion of the project in 2022 will be timed to mop up unmet demand ahead of other projects, according to Mr Berry and the agents.
“The size of the project means a nimble developer could capitalise on the current strength in the North Sydney office leasing market and potentially deliver a new office building by 2021, to coincide with a forecast spike in tenant demand,” Mr Gray-Spencer said.
The new property will yield about 15,000sq m of net lettable area. It will join other new office developments, the Nine-anchored tower at 1 Denison Street by Winten Property Group and Dexus’ new 100 Mount Street block. Other groups such as Mirvac have also used the strata renewal strategy to access commercial sites in North Sydney.

Thirdi’s Robert Huxley said that as the company considers its options through the EOI process, it will proceed with the planning process, appointing architects Woods Bagot to design a scheme ahead of a development application submission by the end of October.
While the company considers other commercial sites in Sydney and Melbourne, it has also established its first retirement village project under the ThirdAge Villages brand in Newcastle, NSW, through the redevelopment of the Merewether Golf Clubhouse and its associated Seniors Village.
The group’s interest in Newcastle expands from its apartment projects in the new West End precinct in the city’s CBD. Within those projects, the company has also built its first 20 NDIS-assisted living units.

 

Full Article here:

https://www.afr.com/property/commercial/sydney-developer-lists-330m-north-sydney-project-20191007-p52ybs