When it comes to buying property in the West, the price tag can be steep.
So it’s understandable that West Coast developers and builders would be wary of investing in the region.
But it’s also understandable that they’re reluctant to take on a project with such a high risk.
That’s because the risk of not doing so is far greater than that of a similar project in the East.
A study published in January by the American Institute of Architects, a research organisation, found that if a developer’s initial investment of $5 million is funded through bonds issued by the local governments and public banks, then the value of the project would be only $4 million in 2021.
If the project is financed through a bank loan or a real estate transaction, then it’s worth $4.6 million in 2022.
That means a developer in the City of Sydney would have to commit to the cost of a project of this size.
But if a similar developer invests in the city, the initial investment would be about $9.5 million.
This is where the financial incentives come in.
Because a developer will need to borrow money from banks or the Government to fund the project, the developer is essentially borrowing a substantial amount of money.
This means the developer would have a substantial cash cushion that they can use to backstop themselves.
This cash cushion is what makes the West’s project so appealing.
It also means developers are unlikely to be able to borrow from the local banks at the rate of 20 per cent per year, as they do for projects in the Bay Area.
As a result, the overall risk for the developer’s project is lower.
As the Australian Institute of Development Studies (AIDS) report notes, a project’s risk will increase as it grows in size, and that’s why the average project size is expected to be about 12 times smaller than the average cost of the average house in Sydney.
And it’s even lower for a project that’s 20 per day smaller than a typical house.
So a project in Sydney’s CBD will be much less risky, and a project costing $30 million or less would have an expected return of $30 per cent in 2026.
This isn’t to say that a developer can’t invest in a project worth $50 million or more.
There are other advantages to a project like the one in Sydney: it’s cheaper to borrow than a project requiring $20 million.
But a large-scale project like this is unlikely to have a positive return.
A developer would need to raise money through a loan or other financing.
And a loan is likely to be much more expensive than a property transaction.
This could be because the loan would be repaid only if the project goes ahead.
This would mean a developer would likely need to build on an already existing site and then have to sell it off again in order to repay the loan.
If you want to see a project costed at more than $50 billion, look no further than the Australian Government’s National Infrastructure Program.
But while the project in question is likely more expensive to borrow, it is likely that a project this size will have a higher return on capital than any project costing less than $10 billion.
There’s another factor to consider when looking at a West Coast project: the capital cost.
While the West has an impressive level of investment in infrastructure, such as public transport and water infrastructure, it has a large number of private property developers that can borrow money at below-market rates.
And these private developers aren’t interested in investing in projects that are likely to go bust.
A typical developer in Sydney would need more than 40 per cent of the land for a $1 billion project to break even.
So, while the capital investment in a West coast project would still be significant, the return on the capital would be lower.
But this is the other reason that developers are hesitant to build in the area.
In order to get this much investment, the developers would have had to build a large amount of housing in the development.
In the City, developers typically need to invest around $40 million to build about 4,000 apartments, and about $150 million for a townhouse.
If a project is going to be funded at an average interest rate of 4 per cent, then a developer is likely going to have to build somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 units.
That is a lot of units that are going to go to households that are already living in the same apartment block.
And this is where investors come in, because a project financed at below market rates will have an attractive return on equity.
And while the return is lower for smaller projects, it’s much higher for larger projects.
For example, in 2021, the average return on Australian residential property is 4.2 per cent.
So if a project costs $1.5 billion, and the project’s return on land is 4 per per cent then it will have