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    LAWD supports Zanda McDonald Award

      MEDIA STATEMENT: 27 May 2021   LAWD supports Zanda McDonald Award NATIONAL real estate agency and advisory firm Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development (LAWD) has today announced its sponsorship of the prestigious Zanda McDonald Award for the next three years to support industry in growing and mentoring the agriculture leaders of tomorrow. The Zanda McDonald Award recognis...


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    Top three Aussie dairy portfolio hits the market, PwC on board

    Duxton Asset Management is getting ready to milk its decade-long investment in Victorian dairy business Ace Dairy Holdings. Ace Dairy owns 4,000 cows, which produce 2 million megalitres of milk solids a year.  Duxton’s Ace Dairy has drafted in PwC’s dealmakers – and Victorian real estate firm LAWD – to help it find a new owner, in a deal expected to value the busi...


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    LAWD launches dedicated valuation business

    NATIONAL real estate agency and advisory firm Land, Agribusiness, Water & Development (LAWD) has announced the launch of a dedicated property valuation business, to provide a fully-integrated service offering, less than 12 months since commencing operation. A new, but fast-growing entrant to the market, LAWD was founded in July 2020 and is led by prominent agribusiness figure John McKillop...


    LAWD announces sponsorship of Humans of Agriculture

    The latest Australian podcast and blog series that is gaining increasing popularity among those with a passion for agriculture is Humans of Agriculture.   After operating without any funding in the 12 months of its existence, it has this month signed its first sponsor, national rural transaction, valuation and advisory firm LAWD.   The series is the brainchild of Oli Le Lievre, a ...


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    Leading land development advisors join LAWD

    Leading Melbourne real estate agents and land experts Peter Sagar and Paul Callanan have joined forces as directors with LAWD (Land, Agribusiness, Water, Development) a tier one agency and advisory firm.   LAWD have offices in Victoria, Queensland and NSW and aim to expand nationally within the next 12 months. LAWD has brought together a team of experts across the development and agrib...


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    Favourable conditions continue to bolster demand for rural property

    Good seasonal conditions throughout most of the eastern states, one of the biggest winter grain harvests on record and continued low interest rates continue to bolster demand for rural properties, according to real estate and land specialist firm LAWD.   “Operating returns remain strong so it’s not hard to see why people are chasing expansion opportunities in a low interest r...


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    Lifestyle property sales take off in the year of COVID-19

    A year dominated by a worldwide pandemic, lockdowns and working from home has hastened an exodus of those living in cities seeking a simpler life in the country. This has been particularly prevalent in the New South Wales Southern Tablelands where lifestyle properties of 40 hectares or less are often under offer within 48 hours of being listed for sale, according to Yass-based LAWD real estate...


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    Local buyers underpinning rural real estate market

      Local buyers, combined with metropolitan investor interest is helping maintain strong rural property values, according to southern New South Wales LAWD real estate directors Ian Robertson and Tim Corcoran. Other contributing factors bolstering the market were strong commodity prices, low interest rates, an excellent spring and landholders preferring to remain on the land. This was in ...


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    LAWD and Delta Ag announce strategic alliance

    LAWD (Land, Agribusiness, Water and Development) and Delta Agribusiness today announced a strategic alliance to provide an enhanced rural real estate services offering across NSW, southern Queensland and Victoria. The agreement will enable Delta Agribusiness and LAWD to offer a full suite of services that deliver wide-ranging benefits for clients of both companies. Melbourne based LAWD, a maj...


    NSW south west slopes in high demand

    Helped by a recovery from the prolonged drought the south west slopes of NSW has become one of the hottest rural real estate markets in NSW, according to Yass based LAWD senior director, Col Medway. With commodity prices, apart from wool, remaining high mixed farming properties in the region had jumped substantially in the last 12 months and were now making $5000 to $6000 an acre ($12,355 to $...


    2020 Global Food Forum: ‘Irrational fear’ of foreign investment

    LAWD executive chairman John McKillop has begun the panel by arguing that most of the resistance to foreign investments in Australian farms is an “irrational fear.” “The reality is we produce enough food for 60 million people and we have 20 million people,” he said. “Agriculture has a very strong history of foreign investment coming in, doing a lot of good for th...


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    The Land: Spring Property Guide

    Available online and as a free lift-out in todays paper


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    Rural Property Showing Promise

      Rural property is one sector in the Australian economy that is showing appreciable promise despite the current economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A combination of improved seasonal conditions across the eastern states and generally good grain and livestock prices is prompting strong investor interest. It is also spurring a desire among young people to return to the ...


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    Beef Central - Movement at the Station: Properties for sale

    Property editor Linda Rowley, July 29, 2020 THIS week’s property review includes this wrap-up of interesting recent listings across the country, and a separate article on recently completed sales of note. Water and cattle on North Queensland’s Burlington Station Blue ribbon farming and grazing on Yeoval’s Netherwood Park Development and capital investment in the Maranoa ...


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    Beef Central Weekly property review: Bigger is not always better in agency role

    THEY often say bigger is better, but in the world of rural property sales and marketing, there is a growing number of individuals putting their own money down to show it may not always be the case. Over the past 12 months, a number of smaller alternatives have emerged in the rural property space, with well-known professionals leaving the security of major agencies in favour of going out on the...