From The Managing Director

2022 has been an incredible year of activity at Calla Property and in the Property Investment space. We've experienced lots of 'unprecedented' -
  • Unprecedented supply chain issues causing delays and in some cases variations to costs
  • Unprecedented volume of builders and developers experiencing financial distress, sometimes resulting in liquidation
  • Unprecedented difficulty finding skilled trades people
  • Unprecedented interest rate hikes
But also,
  • Unprecedented housing price rises
  • Unprecedented levels of housing shortages
  • Unprecedented rental market pressure
  • Unprecedented population migration from the city to the regions - driven by technology
This is a clear indication of investment equaling opportunity over risk, where we have seen much greater opportunity but it has come with greater risks. What has this meant for Calla Property? An opportunity to provide clear research-based information to the investors that understand there is opportunity in uncertainty and seek out clear property recommendations, tailor-made to their strategies. Our commitment to developing the scope of our research and helping our clients make good investment decisions in all market conditions has resulted in Calla Property being awarded the 2022 Property Investment Specialists - NSW, by the Wealth and Fund Awards. Calla Property has grown from just 2 people in June 2021 to 11 employees now, across two states and two countries. We are a team of experienced and dedicated individuals that work together for our clients. The culture of Calla Property is one where the goal is more important than anyone's job titles. In almost 2 years, we have worked together to build a system of integrated apps that will enable Calla Property to grow better and stronger over the next 12 months, and beyond. These are apps that will help to keep better records, create better reports, improve functionality and integration of the team and its communications and help with growth through automation and analytics. Over the next few months, expect to hear from our BDMs, as I move out of the sales role to focus on strategy and growth. Andrew Bannister and Azam Shah, both have decades of experience delivery superior service to their clients. They have excellent experience and training from me personally and will be able to provide the level of communication and service you should expect from Calla Property. Jane Robertson has rapidly progressed from my Operations Assistant to becoming a valuable member of the Management Team. She has over a decade working in the building industry and most recently worked for a prominent builder. Her experience in this area is invaluable and provides operational insight to the Sales and Contracts Teams. She has now taken over from me in the operations role and will support our team and clients with any enquiries. Last week we celebrated this year and shared some of the challenges and highlights of the year. We made some important announcements about what's in store for next year. We've been working on some exciting opportunities for our investors and I'll share more with you next year.   Next week, I'll be celebrating Christmas with my off-shore team in the Philippines before returning to celebrate in Sydney with our Australian team. From all of us at Calla Property, we hope you have had a wonderful year, despite its many challenges and that this holiday period is joyful and restorative.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Susan Farquhar and the Calla Property Team.