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Sunshine Coast Market Overview – First Half 2023

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The Sunshine Coast property market has remained active in 2023 with interest from owner occupiers, investors and tenants contributing to strong activity levels across most sectors of the market. With continued investment in property and infrastructure projects, we are confident the Sunshine Coast region as a whole will continue on its growth trajectory over the next decade. Whilst interest rate rises and inflation has tempered some of the frenzied activity experienced in 2022, both rental growth and capital growth has been solidified through the first half of 2023 with transaction levels remaining constant.

Colliers are pleased to provide our latest Sunshine Coast market research report. Whether you are buying, selling, leasing or just interested, we hope you find value in the insights provided.


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Sunshine Coast Market Overview – First Half 2023

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Nick Dowling

Managing Director | Sunshine Coast

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Nick began his commercial real estate career in 1997 as an industrial specialist on Brisbane’s southside. He quickly made the transition into the corporate world in 1999 where he worked for Jones Lang LaSalle until late 2004. His time in the Brisbane market enabled him to establish strong relationships and contacts with some of Queensland’s most active players in the commercial property market.

Since moving back to the Sunshine Coast in 2004, Nick has become the Managing Director and owner of Colliers International’s Sunshine Coast business and has a focus on ensuring he maintains a dynamic team of property professionals.  

Nick also has a particular interest in the identification of major development and investment opportunities. His track record in these areas of the market is a reflection of his understanding and belief in the Sunshine Coast property market.

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Baydn Dodds

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Baydn oversees the Special Projects division for Colliers International  on the Sunshine Coast.

His extensive experience in Finance/Accounting and Property Development roles for major corporations in both Australia and overseas has allowed him to provide exceptional advice and service in his transactional and advisory role with Colliers International. He has assisted developers, fund managers, financial institutions, receivers & managers, not for profit groups and government bodies across a broad range of property classes including residential, retirement, commercial, retail and childcare.

Baydn has established a reputation for providing a high level of service and has achieved exceptional results for clients, establishing him as the dominant development agent on the Sunshine Coast.

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Ben Flower

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Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast Ben Flower has exceptional knowledge of the Sunshine Coast market covering all aspects including strata sales, land subdivisions, investment sales and vacant possession sales, leasing and design & construct developments. Ben specialises in the development, investment and industrial property markets on the Sunshine Coast. Ben’s ability to thoroughly canvass markets has set him apart from his competition and he now enjoys exclusive relationships with some of the Coast’s major developers, tenants and property owners.

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Daniel Vella

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Daniel brings 15 years experience in the real estate industry.  Daniel's career started in residential project marketing moving through to development acquisitions, commercial sales and leasing.  Daniel has demonstrated ability in the selling and leasing of strata titled commercial premises on the Sunshine Coast.

Commercial transactions are his consuming passion, being upfront, open and delivering what is promised is important to Daniel.

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Michael Polkinghorne

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Michael is a CPA accountant who holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law along with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in both Accounting and Property Asset Management. 

Passionate about commercial property and partner in the property management business, Michael’s success derives from his understanding of a manager’s role in maximising the return from a commercial property investment.

Understanding the factors important to Tenants as business owners and Landlords as investors, Michael focuses on lease negotiations, tenant retention and ensuring the team has the support to carry out their roles and deliver a premium service.

Michael is described as having "outstanding technical knowledge" and importantly "applies a level of commercial common sense that only comes with experience"

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