Couple who own Adelaide winery ready to sell Coorparoo home

first_img18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.Mark and Skye Bollen are selling their home at 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo following a country lifestyle change.The couple are living in Adelaide after moving there to purchase a winery, Sussex Squire Wines in the Clare Valley. 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.Mrs Bollen said she loved the property at Coorparoo after living there for 10 years.“We really enjoyed the outdoor area,” she said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home means a lot to the Bollens who were married at the property in 2008.“It was a beautiful space for us to get married,” Mrs Bollen said.“Family means a lot to us and to have them there meant a lot.”The three-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers open-plan living and dining areas.“We put a massive deck on and the kitchen opened up onto the deck,” she said.“The outdoor area was great for having barbecues.”The couple landscaped the gardens too. 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.center_img 18 Ferol St, Coorparoo.All bedrooms are located on the upper level with outstanding entertaining areas front and back highlighting the generously sized living and dining areas. The lower level presents many exciting options when deciding the ideal make up of your family home with plenty of space available for all to enjoy. The property, on a 569sq m block, is only 6km from the Brisbane CBD.“The house is in a really great location,” Mrs Bollen, a mother of two, said. “We are hoping a lovely family will buy it.”Mrs Bollen said their home was very close to cafes, restaurants and local schools.The property is fully fenced, and is child and pet friendly.There’s a double remote garage with additional off street parking.last_img read more

Assets in Spezialfonds set to double over next decade, study predicts

first_imgAssets held by German Spezialfonds are likely to break through the “€2trn threshold” within the next 10 years, amounting to an annual increase of more than €80bn, according to a study by Kommalpha. As of July 2014, Spezialfonds assets stood at just over €1trn.New regulations set out in the Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch (KAGB) – through which the AIFM Directive was implemented in Germany – has driven much of the growth in demand for Spezialfonds. Among other things, it has established the Spezial-AIF – as Spezialfonds covering real estate and alternative assets are now called – for asset classes formerly covered by closed-end fund providers almost exclusively. They now must obtain a license to issue Spezial-AIF, or they must find a service provider – i.e. a Master KVG, or Service KVG, as they are sometimes known.Kommalpha said Spezialfonds would, in future, cover more asset classes but added that they would have to be made compatible with the investment vehicle – “risks have to be reassessed to fit the package”.This process is still “in its infancy”, and the need to obtain a new license, as well as commission a custodian, is creating a “pile-up of investments”, the researchers said.“The asset class ‘real estate’ – and with it, Immobilienspezialfonds – have led the way, and themes like infrastructure, agriculture and private equity, as well as further alternative investments, will establish themselves in the Spezialfonds field over the long term – after having faced several challenges,” Kommalpha said.In light of the new complexity in regulation and investments, as well as new asset classes being made more available for investors, the researchers predicted the use of Master KVGs would increase.While in 2008 Spezialfonds accounted for just over half of assets managed in structures previously known as Master KAG, this share has increased to 76% in 2014, among an almost unchanged sample when compared with six years ago.One of the challenges Kommalpha sees for Master KVGs is the “redundancy in services offered alongside custodians”, which will only serve to increase competition. Another trend noted in the survey is the specialisation of Master KVGs that cover only the real estate market, such as IntReal. Overall, one-third of the surveyed investors feels burdened by new regulatory requirements, which, they argue, ties up resources normally used for asset management, which, in turn, negatively impacts returns.Larger investors have called for greater freedom in investments and welcomed the prudent person principle introduced in Solvency II and IORP II.Smaller investors, however, have expressed concerns over by the complexity involved in creating their own structures.last_img read more

Beatrice Starts Getting Phase 2 CfD Payments

first_imgThe 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK has passed the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Operational Conditions Precedent (OCPs) for its second phase.The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) began allocating the CfD payments for the 336MW of the project’s second phase on 28 April.Beatrice joins four UK onshore wind farms that have passed all the OCPs in the latest allocation round.“I am delighted that these generators have passed their OCPs in line with the CFD requirements, together providing an additional 494.6MW of operational low carbon capacity for GB consumers. I look forward to further CfD projects coming through in the next few months,” said Neil McDermott, LCCC Chief Executive.The 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm began receiving payments for Phase I from LCCC at the end of last year.The project is awaiting the last five out of the total 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines to be installed at the site 13km off the Caithness coast.last_img read more

D’Tigress Confirms Receipt of FG’s Cash Reward

first_img“I can confirm that we have received our money as promised when we went to present the trophy we won in Mali to Mr President. On behalf of the team, I will like to thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung for making this a reality.“We must also not forget sports loving Nigerians who were supporting us while we were battling to bring glory to our motherland.”Aisha said the recent action by Buhari is a bold statement of intent ahead of their preparation for the world cup.“We believe that his Excellency will make funds available through the Ministry of Sports for adequate preparation for the World Cup. Like we have continued to maintain, we don’t intend to participate at the 2018 FIBA World Cup just to make up the numbers, we want to show the world that we can compete favourably with the best in the world.”In the same vein, the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and Dallas Wings’ player, Evelyn Akhator is optimistic that the recent gesture will help in swaying Nigerians making waves in leagues across Europe and America to come back home and represent their fatherland.The WNBA star who is currently contracted to Dynamo Novosibirsk in the Russian league said the presidential largesse did not just boost the morale of the team, but will also send a message to others that “Nigeria will never ignore any of its own.“I know that the NBBF is trying to talk to many Nigerian girls in the WNBA and also top leagues in Europe to beef up the team for the World Cup.The recent act by the government will in no small way play a role in convincing them to pledge their international future to Nigeria.”Players were paid N1million each while the five technical crew each got N500,0000.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Captain of the D’Tigress, the 2017 Women FIBA Africa Cup of Nations’ champions, Aisha Mohammed, has hinted that Federal Government’s decision to pay them N17.5million as earlier promised by President Muhammadu Buhari will spur the team to do better in future..Speaking on her teammates’ behalf after receiving the transaction alert of N1million as her own share of the presidential reward, the captain said the move was timely as they head into 2018 which is the FIBA women’s world cup year.last_img read more

AFCONonCiti: Jonathan Mensah declares himself fit to face Tunisia

first_imgGhana center back, Jonathan Mensah, has declared himself fit to play against Tunisia in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.The Columbus Crew defender injured himself in Ghana’s 0-0 draw against Cameroon during the group stages.He subsequently missed the Black Stars’ 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau in their last Group F encounter.“I feel very good now. I’m getting better and better now. I leave it for the head coach and the medical team to decide but I’ve been communicating with the medical staff about how I feel but everything is fine,” Mensah said at the team’s pre-match press conference.Ghana take on the Tunisians at the Ismailia Stadium on Monday night at 9pm local time, 19:00GMT.last_img read more