Leafy Dual Occ Subdivision

Constant rental income while recovering capital

Bassel is a long-time client who appointed us to secure and project manage this modest project with a mind to recouping capital by selling one portion and retaining the other for long-term capital appreciation.

We know that he loves his big blocks, and we quickly zeroed in on one particular suburb with reasonable cost per square meter and strong demand from owner occupiers. After watching the property pass in at auction with big price expectations, we maintained dialogue with the selling agent so that we were first to know about a significant price adjustment. The vendors were increasingly motivated.

The location is very popular for knock-down rebuilds from owner-occupiers who aren’t adverse to overcapitalising. We knew that a vacant 500m+ block with a big street frontage would sell really well. Council doesn’t like approving vacant subdivisions (they prefer you to build then subdivide) but we know what we’re doing. We defined a new build footprint, ran all services (drainage, electrical, internet, gas, vehicle cross-over), attained a new title, and advised Bassel on a good local agent to sell through.

The vacant block sold for $0.750m and the existing dwelling was revalued afterwards at just over $1m. Funnily, it ended up renting for more per week after losing its massive rear yard.

Bassel had some nice things to say about us afterwards: “My family and I were looking to get into property development in Melbourne in 2015.Andrew his team have helped us complete two successful projects. Andrew is honest, transparent and smart. We have put a lot of faith in him and his team – we haven’t been disappointed”

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Idyllic township, rural feel with metro amenities and big future infrastructure


1125m2 sloping corner w/ vegetation


Tidy but dated 3bed/3bath

Purchase Price


Market Value

up to $1.290m

Sale Method

Private Sale, 3 weeks Post-Auction


3 months

Rental Income

$650 /week

Rental Yield

3.0% gross

Suburb Median $ Prices

House $0.895m | Unit $0.690m

Suburb Capital Growth

7.5% p.a. over last 10 years

Growth Drivers

Diverse, increasingly affluent demographic; regular media hype; big gentrification

Why we rate it

Good value post-auction buying; straightforward, profitable subdivision with continual rental income

Development Scope

Retain and rent existing dwelling; subdivide and sell large rear street-facing yard

Project Duration

18 months from purchase to completion

Project Costs

$1.520m inc full subdivision

Project End Value


Project Profit


Return on Cash


Return on Capital


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