Boutique property conglomerate, M/Group, has taken its next strategic step towards providing a fully integrated-service model that supports its work in the apartment sector; a sector it cut its teeth on some 17 years ago.
The company’s recent move into new West Leederville premises has consolidated an offering that includes fund management, apartment development, construction, maintenance, sales and an emerging dominance as Perth’s only apartment specific management and leasing specialists with M/Property.
M/Group Managing Director, Mr Lloyd Clark, said he is particularly excited about the growth of M/Property and the proposition it presents to apartment investors.
“We have worked in the apartment market long enough to know that the sector’s leasing and management demands are extremely different to that of a tradition stand-alone suburban house,” he said.
“Not many would send their car to a boat mechanic, so we figured why would they entrust an investment apartment to a company that does not have an intimate understanding of the product type. The success of M/Property is testament that this notion holds merit in the Perth marketplace.”
M/Property currently manages over 600 apartments making it one of the largest and only specialist apartment management leasing companies in the State. It has a dedicated leasing team, which is unique in the marketplace, reflecting in a vacancy rate well under the current REIWA industry average.
Further, its success has been achieved over the last four years in an environment where the emerging online ‘do-it-yourself’ portfolio is an option. The company is looking to grow its business organically, however, is open to acquisitions from other business operations that recognise the specialist nature of the apartment market.
“Some of our clients had previously explored online service models and soon realise that the process of leasing and management is more complex than expected,” said Senior Property Manager, Tammy Smith.
“M/Property’s success has been a result of good old-fashioned service, backed by the latest technology, software systems and resources. Our clients get access to an in-house 24/7 maintenance service that is trusted by Government, universities and top corporates.”
Mr Clark believes M/Group’s integrated service model ensures its Property Management division has full control over the apartment pipeline.
“Having an inhouse construction and maintenance team is critical to the management of quality control and providing a high standard of outcomes for our clients,” he continued.
“This is particularly pertinent for apartment owners who want to protect their investment and ensure that the people building the complex are also the ones maintaining it.”
M/Group subsidiary, M/Construction is independently engaged by organisations such Curtin University, Programmed and a number of local and State Government agencies for maintenance services and minor works projects.
For more information on M/Property services visit www.mproperty.com.au.
Taking Terrace Home Living to the Next LevelRead more
The boutique introduction of 16 exclusive beachside terrace homes is filling a gap for people looking to acquire full ownership of striking low-maintenance architecture within metres of the beach.
M/31 Terrace Homes by Match is located just 4km from Fremantle within Landcorp’s Shoreline coastal masterplan development at North Coogee.
The terrace homes are meticulously designed by award-winning architectural firm, Cameron Chisholm Nicol, and offer full ownership of both home and land title.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of M/Group, parent company of Match, said the terrace home designs are in keeping with Landcorp’s vision to create an environment that delivers something distinctive for the emerging coastal market.
“M/31 Terrace Homes by Match draws inspiration from the surrounding native landscape, with Tuart and Sheoak trees, sand and limestone. However, each residence offers so much more than a stunning façade and interiors,” he said.
“When you acquire an M/31 Terrace Home by Match, you actually take full ownership of the entire beachside property. You can lock up and leave, or simply enjoy a great lifestyle living on the beach, just a short drive to Fremantle. It’s an emerging community environment that is stacked with capital growth potential.”
LandCorp’s new Shoreline precinct is a secure coastal environment with extensive parkland and landscaping. The terrace homes are centrally located within the precinct, and plans are in place for a beachside plaza with shops, cafés and restaurants.
The well-appointed three-bedroom terrace homes include open plan layouts that integrate indoor and outdoor living and offer complete customisation internally. Each home comes with, a double carport, access to a common ‘mews’ area, and is architecturally designed to maximise light, space and breeze.
Construction of the properties will be subject to a streamlined process involving the engagement of Match’s sister company M/Construction. This provides the owner with a high level of quality assurance throughout the building process backed by a strong track record and body of work that includes bespoke homes.
“Match is renowned for taking cues from the environment to develop properties people want to live in. Our internal development model ensures we delivery on this promise and that each residence is of the highest quality,” Mr Clark continued.
“M/31 Terrace Homes by Match introduces beautiful living spaces in a central and highly desirable location. The potential for growth in this coastal region cannot be understated, and the limited number of homes available make the proposition even more attractive.
The first release of just five lots of these three-bedroom M/31 Terrace Homes by Match are affordably priced from $585,000. Titles are scheduled to be issued in March 2018 with construction immediately following.
More information can be found at m31terracehomes.com.au or contact an experienced Match Sales Consultant on 0432 660 066.
Heirloom by Match Wins Coveted Heritage AwardRead more
Boutique apartment company, Match, stole the show at the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards for its work in transforming Fremantle’s iconic Dalgety Wool Stores into unique residential industrial warehouse apartments.
The $130 million heritage restoration project took home awards including the ‘Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place’, and the prestigious Gerry Gauntlett Award; recognising an outstanding achievement of adaptive reuse in Western Australia.
The project, which was developed in collaboration with Capital Joint Venture Partner, Sirona Capital, is one of the largest heritage renewals in the State, and award judges acknowledged it as a “…massive undertaking that required Match to reach above and beyond to find innovative solutions to conserve and enhance original heritage fabric whilst satisfying building, safety and utility requirements as well as customer expectation.”
The site had sat largely unused for 20 years and the judges said the project is “a testament to the dedication and financial commitment of its owners.”
Managing Director of parent company M/Group, Mr Lloyd Clark, said the awards are a great honour and ‘icing on the cake’ for residents who are now experiencing how it feels to live in the depths of history.
“Drawing on our experience with heritage renewals, we knew from the outset that this project would present challenges, however we also saw it as an extremely important opportunity.
“Match is in the business of developing signature properties. It is our firm belief that people want more from their homes, and today new apartment owners are creating their own space amidst 100 year old Jarrah beams and original heritage features,” he said.
“To be honoured so significantly at the Western Australian Heritage Awards is a credit to the tireless work of the entire project team, who left no stone unturned to make this building as special as it now is. It is an extremely proud moment for M/Group.”
Heirloom by Match was designed by Dominic Snellgrove of Cameron Chisholm Nicol and constructed by national top tier construction company, Built.
The development team worked in collaboration with the City of Fremantle, State Government and heritage authorities to achieve a positive outcome.
Mayor Brad Pettitt said the Fremantle Council is a big supporter of adapting heritage buildings for modern uses.
“It’s hard to imagine a better result than what we now see at Heirloom. After being tired and run down for decades, the east end of Fremantle has become a very attractive place to live and work. The Heirloom development has been a major driver in this ongoing transformation,” he said.
“Congratulations to Match and the development team for their passion and commitment to ensuring our heritage buildings are retained for future generations of people to enjoy.”
Heirloom by Match has retained over 85% of heritage fabric across 183 apartments. It has exposed the buildings infamous saw tooth roof to allow natural light and airflow through a spacious central atrium.
“Heirloom is unquestionably Match’s most significant development project in the company’s 16 year history. Its location close to Fremantle’s café strip and between the river and the beach is ideal, and it has helped to activate the City of Fremantle’s plans to extend Fremantle’s activity centre into its eastern corridor gateway,” Mr Clark continued.
“The renewal process was sensitive in nature and proved extremely complex. However, the recognition and accolades we have received are both humbling and extremely rewarding.”
Match had previously received the coveted Gerry Gauntlett Award in 2008 for its highly acclaimed Home warehouse apartments located in Perth CBD. The company is also responsible for the heritage-listed Maymont in Maylands, which effectively injected new life into the area, as well as a range of cutting-edge design-inspired apartment properties throughout Perth.
Heirloom by Match has available ‘move in ready’ apartments from $450,000 and two-bedroom apartments from $650,000, with a limited number of harbour facing Lofts available from $950,000.
A small number of residential leasing opportunities also exist to approved applicants.
The Heirloom display apartments are open by appointment. For more information visit www.heirloombymatch.com.au or contact 0432 660 066
M/24 by Match Construction CompletedRead more
Construction completion has been achieved at M/24 by Match located in Leederville. The striking façade sits proudly on Carr Place giving this apartment development a presence like no other in the area.
Masterpiece takes FORM at Port CoogeeRead more
Construction has commenced on the highly anticipated 50-apartment marina-side complex designed by one of Western Australia’s most reputed Architects in collaboration with the cutting- edge style of boutique property company, Match.
Form is the creation of Geoff Warn of Donaldson & Warn, who is renowned for ‘looking outside the square’ and creating designs that really stand out.
It is located just 50metres from Port Coogee marina and waterfront, and comprises both single and double level, one, two and three bedroom apartments set within a striking façade that makes the most of the surrounds.
Match Managing Director, Mr Lloyd Clark, said the property is already over 70% sold out and believes that anyone who appreciate innovations within the context of a floor plan have found it hard to go back to a conventional boxed-in apartment.
“True to its name, Form makes a statement through creative use of space, light and features. It moves away from the traditional single level apartment to introduce diversity into the environment,” he says.
“The exterior is striking, which speaks directly to the local community and a demand for signature residences. Inside, however, restraint is shown with clean, white and timeless interiors. This is intentionally designed to create a blank canvas for buyers to individualise with furniture and artwork.
Geoff Warn has worked with Match on two previous developments; the highly acclaimed ‘Summer’ and ‘Tempo’ in South Beach. He says Form is blessed with excellent amenity, including a public landscaped space directly opposite and the beach very close, which was used as inspiration to realise the most architectural and lifestyle benefits available.
“Form employs a block formation in response to the site’s geometry and orientation. We have strived to maximise the views and benefits of orientation, and the “blocks” make for a strong clear form that is further distinguished by material differences to give the total development a definite sense of scale,” he said.
“The block arrangement also results in two main entries, and several benefits emanate from a single design strategy.”
Most apartments are north facing with many offer sweeping ocean views. As with all Match developments, each apartment incorporates signature large balconies and high ceilings – features that have become synonymous with the company and its designs.
“Geoff Warn and Match share a common design philosophy and extended design vision that ultimately looks to enhance the streetscapes, particularly in popular beachside suburbs. However, Form is ultimately about the end user and nothing has been spared to create an environment for individuals to put their stamp on and make it their own,” Mr Clark continues.
“Not everyone can picture a completed project from plans, so the construction phase is a great time for us to showcase our vision. We anticipate Form will attract increased community attention once it starts taking shape and people realise how unique it really is. It is truly a rare piece of work”
All apartments feature Bosch appliances and Rogerseller tap ware. Prices start from $375,000 for one-bedroom apartments, and $575,000 for two-bedroom apartments.
Completion of construction is scheduled for early 2018.
For more information visit www.formbymatch.com.au or contact Chris Balmont on 0432 066 066.
Mindarie enters it’s primeRead more
Since Mindarie was established some 30 years ago, there has been an emergence of extremely large family homes and a tight-knit community that relishes the lifestyle location along Perth’s coastline. What is lacking, however, is the availability of suitably high-standard apartment dwellings for empty nesters now looking to cash in on their investment and stay in the area.
A 4,000sq.m development site, backing onto the Mindarie Marina, aims to fill this deficit with just 50 exclusive oceanfront apartments a few steps away from the marina amenities.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of M/Group, parent company of boutique apartment developer Match, said it is very clear who the apartment owners are likely to be and the design is being driven specifically towards lifestyle-loving owner-occupiers.
“There are many developers in the market who are building investment-grade product or hedging their bets on trying to be all things to all people. This project is very different,” he said.
“Mindarie is an established and affluent area, and the need for a mansion-like home may simply no longer be a priority to some residents. Every detail of these apartments will be crafted to cater to the most discerning buyer, so owners will not need to compromise on their environment.”
Although still in the design phase, the apartment brief includes spacious rooms, generous storage, large sheltered and private balcony decks, high ceilings, high-end luxury finishes, top security, and an abundance of amenity and residential facilities.
“The site is surrounded by large family homes worth in excess of $1.5million. Some of the adjoining beachfront homes are valued at over $5million, and many of the early buyers are on the latter stages of the family lifecycle and may be looking to downsize without leaving the area,” Mr Clark continued.
“There is nothing that offers the same lifestyle appeal as this location and our proposed apartment product. Our apartments will provide a great opportunity for downsizers to remain in the area in a luxury environment.”
Early development plans for the Mindarie Apartments include a mix of two and three bedroom dwellings with prices ranging from $650,000. They are scheduled for market release later this year with completion in 2018
Expressions of interest can be made by contacting Chris Balmont on 0432 660 066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.