Robina Group’s flagship Bohème Apartments has secured one of the area’s most successful management rights operators in a deal that will deliver Robina’s best residential living experience.
Belinda and Stephen Pickwell, along with their son Christopher, have secured the management rights to the $65 million dual tower development.
Christoper Pickwell will live on-site at the sought-after address, situated on a lakeside parcel opposite Robina Town Centre at the geographic heart of Gold Coast City.
More than 85 per cent of the 129 apartments at Bohème have already sold, with the development drawing a mix of owner-occupiers and investors wanting to capitalise on Robina’s continued growth and unparalleled mix of conveniences and services.
The first tower, which will span seven levels, is due for completion late this year and work recently started on the nine-level second tower, due to settle in mid 2017.
Many Bohème buyers are finding the secure building and onsite management an important attribute of the project and acquiring quality managers is a crucial milestone.
The Pickwell family has been managing apartments in Gold Coast City for more than 16 years and has specialised in Robina since 2006, managing high profile buildings including St Kilda on Riverwalk, Madison on Riverwalk, 50 Riverwalk, Sidewalk on Scottsdale and Promenade Point.
Mrs Pickwell said the opportunity to establish their business at a brand new building in Robina, which continues to thrive as one of Gold Coast City’s most popular suburbs, was immensely appealing.
“We like being involved with the very best new buildings and having dealt with developer Robina Group for a long time, we know they always produce high quality projects in high demand areas,” she said.
“Robina has a vacancy rate of under one per cent, so it is an extremely undersupplied market, meaning there is pent-up demand for properties to rent.
“Bohème looks absolutely stunning and its location on the waterfront and in close proximity to Robina Town Centre make it stand-out in particular.”
Mrs Pickwell said the opportunity to be involved in another Robina project was one the family couldn’t pass up.
“Our son, Christopher, is now 32 and has grown up in the business, gaining his full real estate license at the age of 18,” she said.
“We are a family business and all three of us will be working together to ensure we take care of Bohème as we would want our own property cared for.”
The Robina Group sales manager Azura Griffen said having on-site mangers with such extensive experience in Robina would benefit residents and owners.
“With Christopher living at Bohème and the family on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the on-going quality servicing of Boheme and its residents is assured,” she said.
“They have an impressive track-record of maintaining the buildings they manage, putting a quality tenant mix in place and being available to assist with everything from property inspections to lost keys and the supervision of tradesmen.
“Being residents themselves, they will also have their finger on the pulse of what is happening at Bohème around the clock to make it a place people are proud to call home.”
Bohème is the centrepiece of Robina Group’s award-winning $250 million CityVillage, situated close to Robina train station, hospital, health hub, Bond University, Somerset College, sports stadium, shopping centre, entertainment and a business precinct.
A limited amount of apartments remain in Tower Two.