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Mike Mortlock

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The Untapped Value of Knowing Your Property Numbers with Mike Mortlock

The In Demand Accountant with Sam Dean

In Episode 67, Sam delves deep with Mike Mortlock of MCG Quantity Surveyors into the benefits of working collaboratively with other professional services providers to deliver a more holistic customer experience. Their conversation today provides a compelling take on two technical property related topics, demonstrating the value that often gets left behind and what to do about it.Based in Newcastle and with offices and representation around the country, Mike, with his business partner Marty Sadlier, joined the ranks of the AFR Fast 100 in 2018. Mike’s comprehensive approach and detailed knowledge of property investment is clear as he shares the insights that have enabled him to grow a thriving business.In one of the fastest growing property markets on record, Mike explains why property is a “team sport” and how working collaboratively with other experts in the field can elevate the industry and generate greater outcomes for all involved, and most particularly a better return for the investor.Mike details his mission to change how tax depreciation is viewed, in order to maximize deductions and protect assets for his clients. Mike and Sam raise the question of what problems can be solved by taking a different lens and Mike shares startling statistics in relation to the money left on the table in many property investments.Finally Sam shares her own experience of learning about the Cost Replacement Value of her family home and the exponential value she obtained from her report. Mike reveals the silent epidemic of underinsurance in Australia and outlines simple steps to ensure protection of your clients’ assets.Here at BlueprintHQ, we are here to help. We are super passionate about the professional services industry and supporting you with what you need. We are offering a short, sharp 15 minute consultation calls to help you with this process. Go to https://www.blueprinthq.com.au/consultation

40mins

14 Apr 2021

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161. Mike Mortlock on appreciating depreciation as the secret to affordability

Get Invested

How can investors hold on to properties through a full lifecycle and beyond, without burning a massive hole in their pockets and a big cost to lifestyle? A major contributor to ongoing affordability is depreciation. Tax depreciation is a tax deduction claimed for the natural wear and tear of an income-producing building over time. And it’s generally the second biggest tax deduction for property investors, after loan interest. Joining the show to talk about this is Mike Mortlock, an industry leader in tax depreciation and managing director of MCG Quantity Surveyors, Australia’s fastest growing QS firm and one of Australia’s top 100 fastest growing companies. As you’ll hear during today’s lively and entertaining discussion, Mike has worked as an expert depreciation consultant for a number of major companies over the years including McDonald’s, Canberra Airport, Hilton Hotels, Stockland and many more.  He has helped thousands of residential and commercial property investors maximise their tax depreciation deductions and the cash flow of their investments. And Mike is also a sought after speaker and media commentator, regularly featured in the Australian Financial Review, realestate.com.au, news.com.au, Australian Property Investor and many other publications.  Mike has a wealth of knowledge and a passion for maximising depreciation entitlements – while not a ‘sexy’ subject it is as important to investors as the air we breathe. He is also the host of the Geared For Growth Property Investing Podcast, of which I have had the privilege of joining him as a guest recently. There’s some really important learnings for property investors in this podcast. Mike and I chat about: - What are the biggest mistakes that investors make around property and depreciation and how you can avoid them? - Why do many investors get their first purchase wrong?  - And what impact does this have on achieving your long term goals? - Mike talks about why your average investor isn’t really nailing it  - We go into why depreciation deductions are critical to maximising and maintaining your portfolio Mike’s unique position across the national property market enables him to share his insights on: - What have we’ve learned from COVID and what should we be doing about it?  - How COVID has affected our thinking and actions and how this will impact on how we live and where we live moving forward, along with how this will then affect property values and markets long term - Mike covers what he see’s as the key risks to our economy and property - And he shares some great thoughts on what impact the proposed changes to lending law legislation, stamp duty changes and the opening of international borders will have on property moving forward. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. And Mike & MCG aren’t just depreciation specialists – as a result of their unique position in collecting and collating property data for investors over the years, they’ve recently released their 1000 Assets Report which is a four year study of Australian investor behaviour, which is fascinating reading. Here are a couple of highlights from the report to whet your appetite: Australian residential real estate is a $6.7 trillion industry. That’s almost $1 trillion dollars more than the combined value of Australian superannuation ($2.9 trillion), the stock market ($2 trillion) and commercial real estate ($1 trillion). Best of all, residential real estate is robust. Over 51 per cent of the nation’s household wealth is held in Australia’s 10.3 million dwellings, and we buy and sell almost 400,000 properties each year with a total value nearing $250 billion. And interestingly, In round figures, approximately only 2.2 million Australians own an investment property – which is less than 10 percent of the population. Of these investor figures, the vast majority of over 70 per cent own just one property. And those with two properties make up another 20 per cent – so over 90% of property investors own no more than two properties - and I’m sure that a lot of this has to do with the ongoing cash flow affordability of holding property long term. MCG’s research also indicated that as many as one in four become investors simply because they retain one home when it comes time to move to another. This means that despite perceptions to the contrary, property investment isn’t dominated by the nation’s upper echelon of wealth holders – far from it. Most property investors are typical hard working Mum and Dad Australians like you and me, and many could be classed as ‘accidental investors’ who keep and rent an existing property when they buy another one. And Mike has very generously offered free copies of the report to listeners of Get Invested, so if you want to get your hands on one, just click here: https://www.mcgqs.com.au/bushy/ After you enjoy this engaging and entertaining interview, you’ll be inspired to level up as a property investor. And now continues to be a rare window of opportunity to take advantage of once in 20 year conditions. But what next?  Come and join Bushy Martin as he takes investors to new heights with his unique KnowHow Property Freedom Flight program, where he’ll personally guide you through his proven process for property investment success.  To book your ticket or find out more, click here:  https://knowhowproperty.com.au/freedom-fighters Mike's book recommendation: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight Get Invested is the podcast dedicated to time poor professionals who want to work less and live more. Join Bushy Martin, one of Australia’s top 10 property specialists, as he and his influential guests share know-how on the ways investing in property can unlock the life you always dreamed about and secure your financial future. Remember to subscribe on your favourite podcast player, and if you're enjoying the show please leave us a review. Find out more about Get Invested here https://bushymartin.com.au/get-invested-podcast/ Want to connect with Bushy? Get in touch here https://bushymartin.com.au/contact/ This show is produced by Apiro Media - http://apiropodcasts.com

1hr 42mins

1 Apr 2021

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Mike Mortlock’s Expert Guide on How to Reach Your Financial Goals

Property Podcast

We're back with Mike Mortlock, managing director of MCG Quantity Surveryors. After discovering just how much financial success his property investor and developer clients were achieving, Mortlock decided to use his vast knowledge of the industry and get involved.In this episode of Property Investory we will hear about Mortlock’s deeper motivation for becoming a property investor, his high aspirations for his property portfolio and some important tricks to reach your financial goals and much more!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

15 Oct 2020

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Mike Mortlock’s Expert Guide on How to Reach Your Financial Goals

Australian Property Investor

We're back with Mike Mortlock, managing director of MCG Quantity Surveryors. After discovering just how much financial success his property investor and developer clients were achieving, Mortlock decided to use his vast knowledge of the industry and get involved.In this episode of Property Investory we will hear about Mortlock’s deeper motivation for becoming a property investor, his high aspirations for his property portfolio and some important tricks to reach your financial goals and much more!See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

15 Oct 2020

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S07 E28 - A chat with Mike Mortlock, Episode 5 of 5

The Property Diaries

On this final episode with Mike Mortlock, Cate and Mike discuss investment property renovation expenditure, and specifically the possible reasons why investors have recently spent more in some states and less in others. As strange as this set of observations may sound funny, but the pair discuss the drivers that instigate an investment upgrade, and Cate distills the triggers that fuel the expenditure."The data just tells us what it tells us", says Mike.Cate's focus on equity growth comes to the fore as the pair discuss the patterns that are visible from Mike's data."I'm quite happy with the meritocracy of data."

28mins

5 Oct 2020

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S07 - E27 A chat with Mike Mortlock, Episode 4 of 5

The Property Diaries

On this fourth episode with Mike Mortlock, Cate and Mike discuss an interesting investor behaviour; the time taken for investors to source a depreciation schedule from the date of settlement.As strange as this set of observations may sound funny, but the pair discuss the prevalence of depreciation schedules, investor awareness in relation to tax refunds, and the changes to the Australian property industry."The reasons behind that? Well, that's the point of this podcast."Mike’s business has recently completed an interesting ‘White Paper’ study titled 1,000 Assets.The study involved a four year documented focus on investor behaviour, from location trends to renovation expenditure and beyond. MCG Quantity Surveying uncovered some 40+ trends within the study and their work will continue to shape our ability to profile Australian investor behaviour.In March, Mike provided Cate with the raw insights in an effort to identify the behaviour behind the trends and to glean a better understanding of some of the drivers for these investor behaviours.Armed with the entire data set, Cate asked Mike if they could distill her top four trends on The Property Diaries for our listeners.Cate unpacks some of the likely explanations from the coal face and sheds light on some of the methodology for how units are designated.

26mins

30 Sep 2020

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S07 - E26 A chat with Mike Mortlock, Episode 3 of 5

The Property Diaries

MCG Quantity Surveying's Mike Mortlock rejoins Cate in the studio to share more of his '1,000 Assets' study with Cate. This particular episode focuses on a well-recognised, but little understood investor trend: why houses are *more* preferred by investors than units are."The four year change was around a 10% increase in houses and a 28% drop in units."Mike’s business has recently completed an interesting ‘White Paper’ study titled 1,000 Assets. The study involved a four year documented focus on investor behaviour, from location trends to renovation expenditure and beyond. MCG Quantity Surveying uncovered some 40+ trends within the study and their work will continue to shape our ability to profile Australian investor behaviour.Cate unpacks some of the likely explanations from the coal face and sheds light on some of the methodology for how units are designated.We're very grateful to Mike for allowing us to delve into these findings to explore some plausible explanations for the trends he's uncovered.

32mins

24 Sep 2020

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Ep83 - Property investor/Quantity surveyor (Mike Mortlock)!

Spark Your Fire (Investing podcast)

In this episode with Mike Mortlock - Quantity surveying tips, Investing tips, Common mistakes, Why having good team is critical to investing success,  & lot more!  DISCLAIMER: Host/Guest are not Financial Adviser/Investment Consultant. All opinions expressed by host or his guests are for informational purposes only and should not be treated as investment/financial advice of any kind.  "Spark your FIRE" and its team are not liable to the listeners or any other party, for the listeners use of, or reliance on, any information received, directly or indirectly, from the content in any circumstances. Please conduct your own research and obtain independent legal, financial, taxation and/or other professional advice in respect of any decision made in connection with this audio. Contact -  sparkyourfirepodcast@gmail.com #ASX#StockMarket#BankStocks#CommercialRealEstate#FiatCurrency#Bitcoin#Blockchain#Dectralization#HardMoney#Worldreserve#Mining#POW#EnergyStorage#QEforever#CDBC#InvestorsPodcast#Libra#SDR#MMT#facebook#Snapchat#TechStocks#IndustrialWarehouse#Litecoin#Ethereum#Gold#Property#Artificial intelligence #Gold #Silver #Monetary policy

46mins

31 Aug 2020

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Ep 128 - Mike Mortlock | Trends in property investment: What does the data say?

The Elephant In The Room Property Podcast | Inside Australian Real Estate

Today’s episode is about data, data, and data with Mike Mortlock, who is returning from Episode 60. Mike is the managing director of MCG Quantity Surveyors which recently released granular data on the Australian property market that showcases the unique behaviours of over 1,500 property investors, including how they are investing, what types of property are they investing in, and what are their motivations to invest. Here’s what we covered: What does micro level data say comparison to macro level data on property investors? How many investors live in their property before they rent it? What locations are people investing in the most? The disparity between what people want to live in, compared to what they invest in. What decisions have individual investors made before investing? How many units were being developed back in 2016? Why are developers moving towards more owner-occupier developments? Does depreciation on property matter? How people are getting sold into property that's glitter not gold. Why is capital growth the best reason to invest into property? What has increased in value more, houses or apartments? This weeks Dumbo: The huge costs of buying property without seeking professional advice. RELEVANT EPISODES:Episode 60 | Mike Mortlock Episode 79 | Cat Burgess Episode 123 | Martin North GUEST LINKS:View the data and reports mentioned in todays episode: https://mcgqs.com.au/elephantintheroom.php HOST LINKS:Looking for a Sydney Buyers Agent? www.gooddeeds.com.au Work with Veronica: info@gooddeeds.com.au Looking for a Mortgage Broker? www.wealthful.com.au Work with Chris: hello@wealthful.com.au Buy the book - AUCTION READY How to buy property at auction even though you’re scared s#!tless:www.getauctionready.com.au Use the coupon ELEPHANT for your 30% listener discount. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Please note that this has been transcribed by half-human-half-robot, so brace yourself for typos and the odd bit of weirdness…This episode was recorded on 21 April, 2020. https://www.theelephantintheroom.com.au/podcasts/128

1hr 8mins

14 Jun 2020

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Ep. 23 Is Tax Depreciation Really Worth It? - With Mike Mortlock

Pizza and Property

Mike Mortlock is a cofounder of MCG Quantity Surveyors and is an industry leader in tax depreciation. Mike has worked as an expert depreciation consultant with a number of major firms such as McDonalds, CMC Markets, Deloitte, PwC and more.  We chat with Mike about the benefit of Tax Depreciation Schedules, changes to legislation and much, much more. MCG can be found at: https://www.mcgqs.com.au and Mike can be found on all the social media platforms.  Join Todd Sloan each week, to pick the brains of a different industry leader to bring you the best property content in the country. YouTube Pizza & Property: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgXX6ibW7WEFbWkf-jslDvQ?view_as=subscriber Facebook Pizza & Property: https://www.facebook.com/Pizza-and-Property-2111096335696398/?modal=admin_todo_tour ASK YOUR LISTENER QUESTION BY VISITING THE WEBSITE BELOW  Website:  https://www.pizzaandproperty.com/ Disclaimer: All discussions are general in nature and should never be considered financial advice, please seek your own professional financial advice. The content displayed on the website, podcast and blog is the intellectual property of the Pizza and Property. You may not reuse, republish, or reprint such content without our written consent.

46mins

14 Mar 2020

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