15th Sept - Canberra Property Meeting

Every 3rd Wednesday in the month

15th September 2010

Canberra Property Network Meeting

This month's line up is......

Martyn O'Connor

CEO & Owner of the Parkhill Financial Group + Licensed Financial Adviser.
Wealth Creation Through Commercial Property

Commercial Property is a often neglected method of wealth creation, mainly due to the perceived complexities & risks associated with the sector. However many successful property investors have thrived in the commercial space, so what do they know that we don't? This session will discuss the attractions of commercial property as well as the pitfalls.

The discussion will cover a range of aspects including:

* Why buy commercial
* The different types of commercial properties available, and their inherent characteristics
* What to look for when buying
* How to value a commercial property
* Finance for commercial property
* Ownership structures & taxation considerations

Martyn is the CEO & Owner of the Parkhill Financial Group, a diversified professional services business delivering Accounting, Financial Planning, Insurance, Finance, Business Consultancy & Marketing services. Martyn is also a practicing Licensed Financial Adviser, and manages a portfolio of assets in excess of $100 million for his clientele. A strong believer in practicing what you preach, Martyn, at age 29 has accumulated a range of assets including shares, residential property, commercial property, holiday accommodation and interest in a range of private businesses. In his spare time Martyn loves reading books about investing & business as well as tinkering around on his rural property just outside Queanbeyan.

James Barnsley
LJ Hooker Licensed Auctioneer & Real Estate Agent
Going Once....Going Twice - Auctions

James will be talking about his many action experiences including:

* Buying at Auctions
* Selling at Auctions
* Pros & Cons under the Hammer

Genuine information from an Auctioneer's perspective.

James is a career Real Estate Agent & as such is registered with the Real Estate institute if NSW, ACT & is a licensed auctioneer. He has been involved in the Queanbeyan LJ Hooker sales team for over four years. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Charles Sturt University & three years honing his marketing & selling skills in the media industry, James is pleased to offer professional service when buying or selling. James is experienced with over 160 sales, and is interested in all things real estate.

TIME 6.30pm - 8.30pm
LOCATION Masters Builders Association, 1 Iron Knob St, Fyshwick ACT
COST $20 per person or $35 for a couple
BRING Questions, a note pad & pen, business cards & a Smile!

A lucky door prize is up for grabs this month!

***I would like to emphasize that no one will be trying to sell property, it's only about sharing information***

Please book as numbers are limited, text or email 0410 10 3131

See you there!
Just found out, everybody that comes along this month will receive a lucky door prize!!

See you in a few weeks investors.

Hey Craigb,

It was a quieter month then the norm!
Speakers were great though and the guys that did turn up all enjoyed the night.
I think day light savings starts soon so that will be good & to see some warmer days out too. Still too many cold nights :eek:


While it's good that you are organising these meetings, you have been around for a while now- and every post you have made is promoting your meetings or somebody else's meetings.

While people in Canberra do appreciate your meetings, it might be regarded as good form to give something back to the forum. You are obviously interested in property, and have experienced a lot of good information from good people, and could probably contribute well- I'd encourage you to do so.
Hi Geoffw

Thanks for feedback and will try to contribute more to the forum.
I have encouraged speakers & investors to come onto this site as it has lots of info on all of the areas.