Property Valuers & Advisors

Opteon Property Group was formed in 2005 as a membership organisation through the collaboration of six leading independent property valuation firms.

Today Opteon Property Group comprises 25 of the most respected and established Valuation firms in Australia, is wholly Australian owned and, uniquely, services all populated areas across all States.

Opteon now works for lenders, owners and buyers of all types of property through what has become the largest network of property valuers and advisors in Australia.

Opteon is one of the most chosen suppliers of valuation services for most of the Australian Banks; their Intermediaries and scores of other lenders; both in Australia and Internationally.

Opteon’s valuers and advisors work as consultants to Government, Corporations and Businesses and each enjoys a strong local profile and relevance to consumers, home buyers and investors.

Opteon is creating a single National organisation operating in a modern, well structured and well managed way to deliver consistently high quality services across every locality and community that it serves.

We aim to become a world class ‘next generation’ valuation and property advisory firm.

 

Opteon is value made visible

 

Outlook - The Victorian Perspective - April 2014 Edition

Our regular newsletter Outlook - The Victorian Perspective is available for viewing.

Opteon (Victoria) December newsletter

Opteon Outlook- The Victorian Perspective is available for viewing.

Drivers of Property Values Breakfast Seminar

Following the success of the Frankston breakfast seminar, Opteon is continuing to provide informative and interactive presentations on how the property market is performing in particular regions.

Opteon (Victoria) appoints plant and equipment specialist

Opteon (Victoria) has announced the appointment of Richard Crago as department head of its plant and equipment division.

Turnaround on NSW Sea Level Rise Policy

The recent removal of the NSW State Government’s Sea Level Rise Policy has waterfront property owners hoping for change to restrictive local guidelines.

Understanding the value of valuations for SMSF

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

Experienced commercial valuer joins Opteon (Victoria)

Well known property identity John O'Grady has joined Opteon (Victoria), as Head of Commercial Valuations.

Post GFC markets affecting local business confidence

It has been four years since the Global Financial Crisis wreaked havoc on economies around the world and while there has been a recovery of sorts, some markets are still unsettled.

Environmental sustainability at new Qld resort

The Great Keppel Island (GKI) Revitalisation Plan is being promoted by the developers as “Australia’s most exciting new tourism resort on the doorstep of Central Queensland”.

CEO commences with Opteon

Opteon is delighted to announce the commencement of Greg Wickham in his role as Opteon CEO as of Monday 5th November.

Depreciation – is my property eligible?

Research shows that up to 65% of property investors are not claiming tax depreciation on their property, as they are unaware that it exists or that they are eligible to claim it.

High value coastal properties in Northern Wollongong

The property market in Northern Wollongong attracts affluent buyers who are willing to pay top dollar for a property with direct beach access.

Property prices inflated by Abbot Point expansion

The final piece of the jigsaw puzzle in the Alpha Coal Project has been obtained with approval of the Abbot Point expansion.

Judgement in Port Airlie case

The saga that is the “Port of Airlie” development in Airlie Beach had another chapter written last month.

Opteon appoints new CEO

Opteon is delighted to announce that after an extensive search the Board has appointed Greg Wickham - FAPI CPV as the new CEO of Opteon Property Group.

The behaviour of the Wollongong unit market since 2007

The residential unit market in central Wollongong is sensitive to changing economic fundamentals, due to its high investor to owner occupier ratio.

More regular valuations required for SMSFs

The government’s review of SMSFs led to the introduction of regulations aimed at making superannuation simpler, safer and more efficient; how do these changes affect you?

Major rail works in Melbourne’s western region

Although much of the rail infrastructure development in Melbourne’s outer western sector has slipped under the radar in the public arena to date, it will have a profound impact on the city’s western suburbs in the years ahead.

Slow sales in Tasmania’s Residential Property Market

The residential property market in Tasmania is presently subdued with a drop of approximately 6.5% in the volume of sales for the June 2012 quarter.

New subdivision to double the size of Broome

The Broome North subdivision is the largest single development land release to be undertaken in Broome but its success is dependent on the decision yet to be made on James Price Point.

The price is right?

Determining the price to build a home can be a daunting task; with disappointment and overspend a regular occurrence. Matthew Durie of Opteon (Newcastle NSW) provides some tips on how to calculate a building budget.

Prime Agricultural Land v Mining- Land use conflict

Andrew Aylward of Opteon (Central West NSW) discusses the growing concern associated with the development of mining projects on prime agricultural land.

Commercial & Industrial market review- Mackay QLD

Mackay has definitely woken up from the usual post Christmas slumber and is continuing the high confidence levels that emerged towards the end of 2011, Jeff Dodds of Opteon (Central and South West QLD) reports.

Nurturing through education

There is a diminishing number of students coming through the valuation stream and then even fewer that actually go on to enter the valuation industry. Opteon (Western Australia) has created a scholarship at Curtin University to help curtail this.
   
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