Monthly Musings.

Thoughts on the Real Estate market and beyond.

Is there an alternative to GDP?

Feb 01 2019

We have seen the calls for an alternative measure of economic activity to GDP. From triple bottom line accounting to a happiness index, there have been alternatives such as the Genuine Progress Indicator GPI, United National Human Development Index UNHDI and Gross Sustainable Development Product Index…


Ghosts

Jan 04 2019

Christmas is all about family. And as the family was in attendance, I took the opportunity to sit  down and talk with Mr Six-year-old. And what better to talk to him about than ghosts. It seemed reasonable that he would be as knowledgeable as anyone. After all, he has an inexhaustible repository of…


Market Predictions for 2019

Jan 04 2019

Trying to predict what a market with so many external influences may do is a fools game at the best of times. But in an age where the world is so inter-connected, and where so much of the world seems to have taken crazy pills, it becomes even more difficult. We therefore preface our predictions  with…


'Tis the season to be Jolly?

Dec 01 2018

For some perhaps it is a time to be jolly. But for many, the sound of jingle bells ringing out in the mall portents a season (or more) of debt and despair.

For increasing numbers, and not just those on minimum wage, trying to live up to expectations, and the resultant financial burden, has…


An Induction to Expedio

Nov 01 2018

Over the years the team at Expedio have been involved in quite a number of different businesses. Even though they have been in various industries, there has been one constant – people. Some businesses have had more people, others less. Having those people working together, for the same goals, with…


Are we producing the right product?

Oct 01 2018

It’s a question every business asks in order to ensure that their offering, whether product or service, is what the markets wants and needs.

For an industrial landlord, finding the answers is a little harder than for many businesses. Many of our potential customers are one step removed from…


Market Comment October 2018

Oct 01 2018

Expedio has just concluded one of the busiest months in our history in terms of transactions – both purchase and sale, plus of course leases.  Our thanks go to those agents who have completed the many transactions for us. Once again, almost all transactions were off market.

We prefer to work…


Qualifying

Sep 01 2018

One of the expectations Expedio has of agents working any of our properties is that they will qualify potential clients.

It is a relatively simple task to qualify potential clients , and the benefits are immense.

We start by asking questions. We start by asking the industry they are…


The Expedio Transformation

Sep 01 2018

We have all read about the benefits provided to Silicon Valley employees. The free food, the bean bags and the foosball. There are also free spa treatments, free carwashes  (Genentech), free Crossfit classes (Reebok) and even free egg freezing and fertility assistance (Spotify) on offer. When do they…


Experiential

Aug 01 2018

A new word entered the lexicon in the 19th century. For  a long time, it was rarely used. As with many other new words, there were existing words which served the same purpose.

But, “experiential” has gained traction of recent times . It means (according to the Oxford dictionary)…


Market Comment August 2018

Aug 01 2018

Looking back over the last few months, we note that almost all of our transactions have been off-market.  Which reminded us of a comment from an agent a few years back. The agent said (and this is paraphrasing the comment ) “We have to have a sign on a property, otherwise we would never find buyers”.

I…