5 Cool Co-working Spaces For Creatives And Freelancers

Urban List | 10 April 2019

5 Cool Co-working Spaces For Creatives And Freelancers

As comfy as it is to work from your couch with Spotify blaring and UBER Eats on speed dial, eventually there’ll come a time when a craving sets in for an upgrade of this type of work-life situation, and that’s where co-working spaces step in.

Steering away from the traditional “one size fits all” work place, co-working spaces provide well-designed, dynamic communities for freelancers and entrepreneurs to go about their business in the most stimulating environments possible.

If you’re ready to make the switch, check out the five coolest co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast right now.

Inbox Workspace

Maroochydore

There’ll be no home office remorse once you slot into a space at Maroochydore co-working hub, Inbox Workspace with its hip and forward-thinking design. The Inbox team have thought of everything, from putting greens, treadmill desks, massage chairs and even an electric car for member’s use. It’s out of control and with round-the-clock access for your daily tasks, presentations, board meetings and events, this is one office you’ll gladly chain yourself to; you may even volunteer to work late now and then. If you’re looking for somewhere to get serious about business, jot this one down as one of the best co-working spaces on the Sunshine Coast.

Spark Bureau

Maroochydore

Quit your home-office procrastination by booking a slice of Spark Bureau where there’s a huge focus on three things; community, connection and collaboration. Located smack-bang within Maroochydore’s Ocean Street Precinct, Spark Bureau is a not-for-profit organisation offering affordable solutions for your work situation. Whether you’re a solopreneur or part of an up-and-coming team, you’ll thrive on the perks of an architecturally-designed workspace, board and conference rooms and multimedia studio, including DIY video and podcasting equipment for all your webinar and podcasting needs. Somebody dial triple zero because this is the place where Sunshine Coast start-ups are born.

Junction 2

Noosa Heads

These days everybody’s hustling, but when productivity starts to drop at home, check into Junction 2 in Noosa Heads to take advantage of one of the best purpose-built co-work spaces on the Sunshine Coast. Your spot comes with all the work perks, including high-speed broadband, printing facilities, meeting rooms and kitchen access. There’s a desk to suit every freelancer and small business owner, from single day hot-desking to long-term 24-hour access, and with some of the best cafes in Noosa on your doorstep, the daily grind won’t be so bad.

The Boarding Office

Mooloolaba

We’re sensing a trend in that Sunshine Coast entrepreneurs love surfing, so it makes sense for them to work an entrepreneurial role with the flexibility to duck out for a midday surf. And, for the days when it isn’t possible to hit the beach, The Boarding Office in Mooloolaba takes care of business with their surf-inspired co-working spaces, providing flexible rental agreements minus the long-term commitment. You’ll glide through your to-do list surrounded by a collection of vintage surfboards in an environment built for innovation, productivity and coastal connection.

Reed & Co.

Noosa Heads

A real estate office slash co-work space, Reed & Co. offers work-from-homers a permanent desk within their architecturally-designed office, along with the use of a boardroom and meeting room, if needed. Favouring longer agreements, this is one of the best co-workspaces in Noosa if you’re not shy of commitment. Featuring Wi-Fi, 24-hour access, phone call re-directing and the option to outsource your boring admin duties at an additional cost, if you’re interested in finding out more about their options, flick them an email via their site.

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Adrian Reed - What you need to know about Real Estate in Noosa | 09 January 2019

 

Early heat in property’s selling season

Sunshine Coast Daily 6 December 2018 | 09 January 2019

NOOSA can expect a bumper summer selling season.

Adrian Reed, who made a flying start with his new residential real estate disruptor Reed & Co by achieving almost $20million in sales in its first eight weeks, said the signs were good for the Sunshine Coast’s tourism and property hotspot.

Mr Reed said he was delighted by the early progress of Reed & Co, which has also been boosted by the addition of industry veterans Don Reed and Andrea Fox, who together bring more than 50 years of experience in Noosa region real estate to the agency.

“It has been exciting start for Reed & Co as we already have more than $53million worth of listings and chalked up more than $19.7million in sales,” Adrian Reed said.

“The Noosa region is currently the state’s strongest performing property market and this year we have already seen Noosa Heads eclipse the $1million barrier for median house prices.

“This is approximately 20% above the previous peak market performance from 2007-08, just before the global financial crisis.

“It’s a similar story at Sunshine Beach which is now one of the most exclusive suburbs in Queensland with a median house price of $1.5million and climbing.”

Mr Reed said Noosa has also been confirmed as one of Australia’s most popular beachside holiday destinations with research from online booking company Expedia showing Noosa had already reached 95% capacity for family accommodation for the 2018 Christmas week by mid-October.

“Booming visitor numbers over the Christmas-New Year holiday period augers well for the real estate market with visitors smitten by the Noosa region’s charm and enviable lifestyle with magnificent weather, food, coffee, beaches and rainforest,” he said.

“That helps make it a hot spot for property and we expect plenty of interest from visitors looking to buy into Noosa during the summer.”

The Reed name is synonymous with real estate in Noosa spanning multiple generations. Adrian Reed said it was fantastic to be joining forces again with his father Don Reed.

“As a mariner all of his life, Don has a soft spot for waterfront property and Reed & Co expect to have many more waterfront assets on our books,” Adrian Reed said.

“Both Don and Andrea appreciate that property in Noosa is not just about buying a place to live in or come for a holiday, but it’s about the unique Noosa lifestyle.”

Reed & Co aims to make greater use of technology to connect with customers while maintaining cost-effective digital and traditional marketing.

“We understand the enormous influence of social media in today’s business environment and will continue using it to cut our own unique path through the crowded world of real estate marketing while offering customers a highly personalised experience,” Mr Reed said.

 

Reed & Co make headway in Noosa

Elite Agent November 29 2018 | 09 January 2019

Since launching earlier this year, Reed & Co in the tourism and property hotspot of Noosa has made a flying start by achieving more than $15 million in sales in its first eight weeks.

Founder Adrian Reed said he was delighted by the early progress, which has also been boosted by the addition of industry veterans Don Reed and Andrea Fox, who together bring more than 50 years’ real estate experience in the Noosa region to the agency.

“It has been an exciting start for Reed & Co, as we already have more than $25 million worth of listings and chalked up more than $15 million in sales,” Mr Reed said.

“The Noosa region is currently the state’s strongest performing property market and this year we have already seen Noosa Heads eclipse the $1 million barrier for median house prices.

“This is approximately 20 per cent above the previous peak market performance from 2007-08, just before the global financial crisis. It’s a similar story at Sunshine Beach which is now one of the most exclusive suburbs in Queensland with a median house price of $1.5 million and climbing.”

Mr Reed said Noosa has also been confirmed as one of Australia’s most popular beachside holiday destinations, with research from online booking company Expedia showing Noosa had already reached 95 per cent capacity for family accommodation for the 2018 Christmas week by mid-October.

“Booming visitor numbers over the Christmas-New Year holiday period augers well for the real estate market, with visitors smitten by the Noosa region’s charm and enviable lifestyle with magnificent weather, food, coffee, beaches and rain forest,” he said.

“That helps make it a hot spot for property and we expect plenty of interest from visitors looking to buy into Noosa during the summer.”

Mr Reed said it was fantastic to be joining forces again with his father, Don Reed.

“As a mariner all his life, Don has a soft spot for waterfront property and Reed & Co expect to have many more waterfront assets on our books,” Mr Reed said.

“Both Don and Andrea appreciate that property in Noosa is not just about buying a place to live in or come for a holiday, but it’s about the unique Noosa lifestyle.”

 

Former cricket captain Michael Clarke comes in to bat for Noosa

The Courier-Mail | 20 September 2018 | 09 January 2019

FORMER Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke, who has done his fair share of real estate deals, has come in to bat for Noosa.

Mr Clarke, who was in Noosa last night for the launch of a new business on the Sunshine Coast, says good advice can be a game-changer.

He recommended buyers seek out professional support before putting their cash to work in real estate.

He made the comments at the official launch of realty firm Reed & Co in the tourism and property hotspot.

More than 150 people were at the party hosted by award-winning agent Adrian Reed, including Clarke, Anthony Bell – celebrity accountant, and television presenter Kelly Landry.

Mr Clarke said there were similarities between business and sport.

“You need good advice, guidance and great people to support you in making the right decisions,” he said.

Mr Bell told the crowd that he and Ms Landry fell in love with Noosa after visiting for the first time in 2017 – so much so they bought home worth more than $10m there.

“My wife and I have traveled extensively throughout the world and we just love Noosa,” he said. “Our children adore it too.”

The Bell founded charity, The Loyal Foundation, received $6000 donation on the night courtesy of a generous auction bidder who won a five-hour luxury experience including a private return Ghost Air helicopter trip from Noosa to the Bribie Island Sandstone Point Hotel for four people.

 

Incredible transformation: From concrete shell to idyllic multimillion-dollar hideaway

The Courier-Mail | 15 October 2018

Andrew and Kate Hay at the Noosa North Shore resort-style home they rescued from ruin and turned into a resort-style property. Photo: AAP/Megan Slade.Source:News Limited

ON the banks of the Noosa River, looking out over a fortune in prime real estate, a dilapidated concrete shell sat for years awaiting its owner’s return.

Once upon a time, construction had begun in earnest on the multimillion-dollar property, but a family tragedy for the Singapore-based owner put everything else on the backburner. Eventually the “shell” at 2 Frying Pan Track on Noosa’s tightly-held North Shore was put to market and, after a few hiccups, eventually sold for a “bargain” — if you dare call $2 million a bargain.

BEFORE: The concrete shell that was the house at 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore, before it was transformed. Photo: Lachie Millard.Source:News Corp Australia

AFTER: The finished 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore Qld 4565Source:Supplied

Enter Andrew and Kate Hay, an enthusiastic Brisbane couple, with a nous for luxury real estate and the courage to take on an abandoned project.

“The first thing that struck me was it was two hectares of land wrapped in national park with the Noosa River right on the doorstep, amazing flora and fauna and kangaroos jumping in the yard,” Mr Hay told The Sunday-Mail.

“When I saw the building in its original state, it was really about realising the original vision which was an unparalleled piece of paradise never to be repeated.”

The couple undertook due diligence to assess what risks there were, especially around the structure and town planning laws.

“Under new town planning now you can’t build houses of this scale, 1,000 sqm is a large home in itself. So we had to go back through the town planning process and get some comfort around that and the structure.”

BEFORE: The exterior of the property at 2 Frying Pan Track before it was renovated. Photo: Lachie Millard.Source:News Corp Australia

AFTER: The exterior of the property at 2 Frying Pan Track after the renovation.Source:Supplied

AFTER: The finished product after a major renovation.Source:Supplied

With that in place they engaged professionals including Vati Projects for construction and Grow Collective for landscaping to complete the dream project, spending “multiple millions” in the process.

“It was built extremely well originally so then it was a reasonably simple exercise with a few design tweaks here and there.”

The scale of the house meant they wanted to break the home up into sections and because it was built of concrete, they added elements to tie it into nature.

“We wanted to use organic and natural materials, so we brought in a lot of natural stone, imported a lot of marble and timbers sympathetic to the landscape here.”

“Landscaping is really important because it’s all about letting the house breathe.

“We laid a lot of lawn to give it a big tropical feel, big palm trees, it feels like a big tropical resort in Hawaii.

“We wanted to build something that would last forever.”

BEFORE: Chris Holand and Jenny Van Maanberg take a tour through 2 Frying Pan Track on Noosa North Shore when it was just a concrete shell. Photo: Lachie Millard.Source:News Corp Australia

AFTER: Inside the house at 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore, after it was renovated.Source:Supplied

AFTER: Inside the house at 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore, after the renovation.Source:Supplied

They named it Eden — almost 17,000 sqm of waterfront land, with a sprawling five bedroom luxury home and packed with everything a modern family could possibly wish for.

Just across the river from some of Noosa’s most popular spots including the highly popular Hastings Street, it has five metre high ceilings with electronic louvred windows, ducted airconditioning that runs off a 7kw solar system, enough space to comfortably accommodate 14 people, a kids retreat, separate media room, internal courtyard, fully tiled pool, outdoor gazebo and an external shed that can accommodate two boats.

They’ve spent weeks with family and friends in the completed home “and had a really amazing time”.

“It’s so close to into Noosa and its amenities. We duck across on the boat. It’s eight minutes to dive from the ferry.”

“When you wake up here sometimes you have to pinch yourself because it’s paradise.”

BEFORE: The outside of 2 Frying Pan Track when it was a dilapidated concrete shell. Photo: Lachie Millard.Source:News Corp Australia

AFTER: The transformation of 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore, is amazing.Source:Supplied

AFTER: The outdoor entertaining and pool area at the property after the renovation.Source:Supplied

Mr Hay believes a very astute buyer would snap it up “because in the long run, they are going to be served very well by the property”.

Their real estate agent Adrian Reed was astounded at the end result: “You can’t actually find a home of this scale in a normal residential position. You’d generally have to push beyond residential.”

He has the property up for sale by tender, applications for which close 5pm on Friday October 19. “This never to be repeated opportunity is arguably one of Noosa’s most iconic properties.”

For the Hays it’s going to be satisfying seeing a family enjoy their hard work.

“What would make us most happy is to see this go to a buyer that will really enjoy it for years. We’ve been able to stay here and really enjoy it ourselves. We’ve had friends and family up through the school holidays. We love the Noosa lifestyle up here and one day we’d love to make this area a permanent home.”

RENO FACT CHECK:

Time taken: About 12 months

Total spend: $2m plus

End valuation: Not disclosed

AFTER: The master bedroom and ensuite in the home at 2 Frying Pan Track after the renovation.Source:Supplied

AFTER: The impressive kitchen at 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore, post renovation.Source:Supplied

Originally published as From concrete shell to this!

 

FORMER Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke, who has done his fair share of real estate deals, has come in to bat for Noosa.

The Courier-Mail | 20 September 2018

FORMER Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke, who has done his fair share of real estate deals, has come in to bat for Noosa.

Mr Clarke, who was in Noosa last night for the launch of a new business on the Sunshine Coast, says good advice can be a game-change.

He recommended buyers seek out professional support before putting their cash to work in real estate.

He made the comments at the official launch of realty firm Reed & Co in the tourism and property hotspot.

More than 150 people were at the party hosted by award-winning agent Adrian Reed, including Clarke, Anthony Bell – celebrity accountant, and television presenter Kelly Landry.

Mr Clarke said there were similarities between business and sport.

“You need good advice, guidance and great people to support you in making the right decisions,” he said.

Mr Bell told the crowd that he and Ms Landry fell in love with Noosa after visiting for the first time in 2017 – so much so they bought home worth more than $10m there.

“My wife and I have travelled extensively throughout the world and we just love Noosa,” he said. “Our children adore it too.”

The Bell founded charity, The Loyal Foundation, received $6000 donation on the night courtesy of a generous auction bidder who won a five-hour luxury experience including a private return Ghost Air helicopter trip from Noosa to the Bribie Island Sandstone Point Hotel for four people.

Originally published as Michael Clarke bats for Noosa real estate

 

Aussie cricket legend opens for ‘rich and famous’ Noosa agency

RED | 11 September 2018

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke will be the keynote speaker at the launch of a new and independent agency in the tourism and property hotspot of Noosa on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke will be the keynote speaker at the launch of a new and independent agency in the tourism and property hotspot of Noosa on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

Agent Adrian Reed is the principal of the new office, Reed & Co, which will open its doors on 19 September.

Mr Reed said that he was delighted to have Michael Clarke’s support.

“I know Michael is passionate about property and he is also supportive of ventures which strive to achieve high performance,” the principal said.

“Reed & Co has been established to be a game-changer in the Noosa property sector, and there is nowhere more exciting in the Australian real estate market at the moment than Noosa.”

Mr Reed said that the latest REIQ data showed that Noosa had eclipsed both Brisbane and the Gold Coast as the strongest property market in Queensland.

“Not only is the region the home of the rich and famous and offers an enviable lifestyle with great weather, food, coffee, beaches and rainforest, it is the hotspot for property.”

Mr Reed said that Reed & Co is a digitally focused real estate company, with $25 million in listings already.

“Reed & Co will be filling a gaping opportunity to lead the regional real estate market globally, making greater use of technology to connect with customers while maintaining cost-effective digital and traditional marketing.

“Our new high-performance agency will be a trailblazer in the regional real estate sector and offer customers a highly personalised experience.”

He said that Reed & Co would collaborate with like-minded businesses for the benefit of customers.

“We will be sharing our office space with these businesses who are in property finance, marketing and other related sectors and supporting one another’s clients and aims.”

The Reed name is synonymous with real estate in Noosa spanning multiple generations.

The launch of Reed & Co will include an auction to raise funds for the Michael Clarke-backed charity, the Loyal Foundation.

 

Buyers lining up for rare Noosa waterfront acreage

News.com.au | 11 September 2018

A RARE Noosa waterfront acreage home that’s more luxury resort than house already has buyers booked to fly in for inspections just days after listing.

Called Eden, the 1.61 hectare property is in North Shore, about 700m by boat across the Noosa River from the Spit and the popular Hastings Street area.

Agent Adrian Reed, who’s marketing the property with Reed and Co colleague Darren Neal, told The Courier-Mail that the property at 2 Frying Pan Track was not just a premium size but in a premier position.

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“It’s new to market and we’ve certainly got inspections lined up already. We’ve got people flying in to inspect the property so it’s really exciting. We’ve seen some strong interest. This sort of marquee position doesn’t come up often.”

Interest has come out of Queensland, Melbourne and internationally, he said.

“It’s set on the bank of the Noosa River, near the rivermouth so it’s protected in the river but literally only just across the water from Noosa central and Hastings Street and all that Noosa has to offer there. It has the privacy and scale that feels like a resort yet the convenience of being close to all the things people love about Noosa.”

Among the home’s features were five metre high ceilings with electronic louvred windows, ducted airconditioning that runs off a 7kw solar system, over 1,000 sqm under roof with enough space to comfortably accommodate 14 people, a kids retreat, separate media room, internal courtyard, fully tiled pool, outdoor gazebo and an external shed that can accommodate two boats. The current owners drive their boat from the beach to their backdoor.

With almost 17,000 sqm of land, the five bedroom, four bathroom, five car space house was great for privacy, he said.

“It’s one of its most profound features. You can’t actually find a home of this scale in a normal residential position. You’d generally have to push beyond residential.”

“This is an interesting mix with more than enough room for friends and just across from popular (Noosa sites).”

The house is for sale by tender — applications for which close at 5pm on October 19.

“This never to be repeated opportunity is arguably one of Noosa’s most iconic properties,” was how Mr Reed listed the home.

Noosa’s North Shore has seen its median house price almost double in five years, according to CoreLogic.

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Originally published as Buyers lining up for rare Noosa waterfront acreage