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Steller sits pretty atop Bayside’s newest eating hotspot – AM:PM


Famed for his days at Brighton Schoolhouse, Steller last month welcomed Ben Logan to the neighbourhood when he opened the doors to The Deli Co. and AM:PM.  Bayside’s newest eating precinct, the adjacent venues sits pretty underneath Steller’s newly developed HM apartments and give local residents (and those now making the trek across town), access to some of the country’s finest gourmet, home grown foods.

Located on the corner of Highett Road and Major Street, the venues comprise The Deli Co. – a 1920’s inspired local grocery store stocking over 500 Australian products including fresh fruit and veggies, cured meats, poultry, sweets, freshly baked goods and a range of cheeses from Calendar.

Next door is the AM:PM café restaurant which serves up nutritious and delicious options for those wanting breakfast until 3pm, lunch and early evening tapas from fresh seasonal foods provided by its neighbour at the Deli Co.

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New Steller Developments On the Way


Steller is continuing its dominance of Melbourne’s suburbs with the $25 million purchase of a 2,400 sqm commercial site at 233-247 Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick.

The latest acquisition follows the purchase of a number of other development sites including 22 Wood Street in Preston for $13.6 million, 6-12 Davey Street in Frankston for $13.5 million and 36 Graham Road in Highett for $18.8 million.

“From our point of view Melbourne’s property industry has never been stronger. We sold 30% more stock in the first half of this year compared to last year, which shows there is still significant demand for well-planned high quality apartments in the suburbs of Melbourne,” said Nicholas Smedley, Managing Director of Steller.


Steller’s Joint Venture with Great Aim Group


Steller has entered into a joint venture partnership with Chinese conglomerate Great Aim Group to support a $150 million pipeline of residential development projects.

The agreement marks Great Aim Group’s first foray into the Australian property market and will accelerate Steller’s production of large format high quality residential projects across Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.

Steller’s Managing Director, Nicholas Smedley, spoke to the Australian Financial Review about the partnership:


Affordable retirement community planned for Mornington Peninsula


Steller has plans to build a state-of-the-art low density residential development in Bittern to address the shortage of affordable retirement living options on the Mornington Peninsula. Steller Estates aims to provide local retirees with accessible, purpose built and affordable housing in a high-quality community.

The plans include the development of 281 two and three-bedroom villa units and an abundance of communal facilities. The development will complement the existing landscape by retaining vegetation around the permitter and clusters of vegetation within the community. For further information, visit:


Steller Attends the UDIA Apartment Research Breakfast


Steller’s Managing Director, Nicholas Smedley, recently attended the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Apartment Research Breakfast. Over the past few years, economists and analysts said 2016 would be the year that the Melbourne apartment market would be hit with “oversupply” but according to research released at the event, apartment projects commencing in Melbourne fell by a third last year.

“The research definitely challenges the perception of oversupply risk in Melbourne’s apartment market,” said Danni Addison, Chief Executive, UDIA. Further information about the research can be found here:


Steller advice from James Cirelli


The property industry is fast-paced and demanding, which can leave real estate agents racing against the clock to keep up. A recent Domain article outlined tips from Melbourne’s top industry professionals on how to have a productive year in 2017.

Steller’s Project Sales and Marketing Director, James Cirelli, gave some sage advice, telling Domain that its important agents get to know their clients;

“Understanding your clients largely enhances productivity and ultimately sells properties. Once a client inquires about a project or property, gather as much detail as possible regarding their preferences and specifications.” Read full article here:


Buying off-the-plan a viable option for those priced out of the market


According to industry experts, buying an off-the-plan townhouse or apartment is a suitable alternative for those priced out of Melbourne’s house market. First home buyer Gerry Sakkas recently purchased an apartment in one of Steller’s new developments and says that buying off-the-plan was the easiest way for him to get into the property market.

Gerry and Steller’s project sales and marketing director, James Cirelli, spoke to about buying off-the-plan. Read the full article here:


Steller announced as finalist in 2017 Property Council of Australia Awards


Steller has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards. Leigh Apartments is a finalist in the Award for Best Residential Development in Victoria. The national winners will be announced at the annual Gala Dinner held in Sydney on Friday 5 May.

Leigh Apartments in Bentleigh was settled in November 2016. The bold development on the corner of Bent and Ward Streets comprises of 41 large-format apartments across four levels. The two and three bedroom apartments epitomise Steller’s signature style of spacious, modern and elegant residences.


Steller And The Haven Foundation


The Haven Foundation was formed in 2006 with the aim to raise funds and provide housing for people with mental illness.It recognises that those living with mental Illness need hope to act as a trigger for recovery. Steller has proudly been in association with the foundation for more than 6 years. Providing project and event support, the joint undertaking between Steller and The Haven Foundation has made independent living for minority groups a reality today.