AV Jennings launches new Enclave community at Bridgeman Downs

first_imgAVJennings has launched a new community called the Enclave.Mr Young said the real appeal of Enclave was not only that people had the opportunity to build a new home but also they would be of exceptional quality, with design covenants in place to encourage architectural merit and a focus on sustainability in all dwellings.“Bridgeman Downs is transitioning into a leafy urban residential area and we’re offering a range of lot sizes to suit purchasers at all stages of life.” The AVJennings homes will boast up to 180sq m of living space, with separate living and dining areas, ducted airconditioning and an outdoor entertainment terrace. They will be four or three-bedroom houses, with a multipurpose room.Homesites are selling from $379,000. AVJennings is bridging a gap in the market for brand new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the sought after suburb of Bridgeman Downs.The launch of a new community at Bridgeman Downs is bridging the gap for new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the area.The new Enclave community will include just 38 homesites for purchasers looking to design and build their own dream home, as well as a collection of 15 architect-designed homes to be built by AVJennings.Construction on the new community has started, with land now selling and the first home makers expected to move in by early 2018.AVJennings development manager Barry Young said Bridgeman Downs was a popular area for families due to its location just 12km from the Brisbane CBD, with easy access to schools, shopping centres and parks in the leafy northern suburbs.“The 38 homesites range from 450sq m to 795sq m, giving ample room for a family home with a backyard, or a more compact abode for those looking to downsize,” Mr Young said. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There has been little opportunity to secure a brand-new homesite or house and land package in Bridgeman Downs in recent years, so Enclave is a unique offering,” he said.last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgOM Asset Management – Stuart Bohart has been named to the board of directors. Bohart was president of liquid markets at Fortress Investment Group until he retired in 2015. Before then, he held a number of senior roles at Morgan Stanley. BlackRock, CPP Investment Board, SYZ Asset Management, AppleTree Asset Management, Lyxor Asset Management, Global Impact Investing Network, PGGM, OM Asset ManagementBlackRock – Mark Wiseman has been appointed senior managing director. He will become head of the Global Active Equity business and chairman of the Global Investment Committee, the investment sub-committee of the GEC. Wiseman currently serves as president and chief executive at CPP Investment Board, which manages approximately CAD280bn (€191bn) on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan.SYZ Asset Management – Cédric Vuignier has been appointed head of manager research and alternative investments, while Bertrand Dord joins as a senior analyst. Vuignier replaces Michaël Malquarti, who is taking his career in a “new direction”. Vuignier joins from AppleTree Asset Management, where he was head of alternative investments. Dord joins from Lyxor Asset Management, where he was a senior hedge fund analyst.Global Impact Investing Network – Wouter Koelewijn has been appointed global liaison for Europe, focusing on the Benelux region. Before joining the GIIN, Koelewijn was most recently a senior innovation manager at PGGM, a Dutch pension asset manager, where he worked on innovations in responsible investing and investments with social or environmental impact. Before then, he was a senior consultant for corporate strategy and business development at Deloitte.last_img read more

Is Your Diet Sabotaging Your Relationship?.

first_img 299 Views   no discussions Share by SHAPE magazineHe lives for barbecue and you follow a vegan diet. He wants to eat out when you’re ready for a healthy meal at home. If opposing eating habits are causing food fights between you and your mate, look out—it can affect more than just intimacy. “Food issues are also obstacles to weight loss, cholesterol control, stable blood pressure, and increased energy levels,” says Cynthia Sass, author of Your Diet Is Driving Me Crazy: When Food Conflicts Get In the Way of Your Love Life. Sass serves up simple and satisfying solutions to help keep your diet—and your relationship—from spoiling.“We’re Not Hungry at the Same Time”Ann is a teacher who gets home from work several hours before her husband Dennis, a realtor. She used to wait around snacking on chips and cookies to satisfy her hunger until mealtime. Naturally, Ann gained weight and felt self-conscious. “Postponing meals is incredibly problematic and can lead to under-eating, overeating, fatigue, irritability and mood swings,” says Sass.The Fix: As long as you’re spending quality time together, who says you have to be eating the same thing? If you’re hungry before your partner’s home for dinner, eat your entrée solo. Then enjoy soup or even dessert while he’s having his main course. Or, split the meal by eating the heartiest parts of the meal (the protein and starch) alone and the salad or veggies later on. Ann now makes herself a cup of tea while Dennis settles down to dinner and they sit together and talk about their days. “He Sabotages My Healthy Diet”Your jeans are feeling snug so you start to say ‘No’ to high-calorie dinners and late-night snacks. The problem? Your partner may feel resentful or even fearful that you want to move “up and out” of the relationship. “When half of a couple changes his or her diet, the other may feel that cherished dining routines have been abruptly abandoned,” says Sass. “When my client Diane went on a diet, her husband Tom said he missed their comfortable habits—Papa John’s pizza and Marble Slab ice cream on Friday nights. Tom also felt that Diane was leaving him behind, so he sabotaged her diet by buying treats she couldn’t resist, like fresh olive bread and donuts.”The Fix: Tell your partner why you’re dieting so he or she doesn’t take it personally. Tom was surprised to hear that Diane was worried about turning out like her mother, who became diabetic because she didn’t maintain a healthy lifestyle. Next, find new ways to socialize that aren’t food-related. Rather than polishing off a pint of Rocky Road on a Friday night, try something like shopping for bikes or putting together your ultimate playlist of all time. Pulling yourselves out of that rut can actually revitalize the relationship. When you do eat together, compromise. Trade in a large pizza for personal pies so you can customize with a thin crust with veggies instead of eating one with “the works.”“He’s a Picky Eater and I’m Adventuresome!”Grilled fish, chicken, rice, vegetables, lasagna, and fries. Mike can count on two hands the number of foods he eats, but Stephanie is dying to try the Pad Thai Noodle shop that opened up down the street. If you’re hungry for some culinary excitement, it’s time you and your picky eater meet in the middle.The Fix: At restaurants, skip the entrees and order two “safe” healthy appetizers and two “adventurous” ones. Your partner can sample new foods without the pressure of liking it or going home hungry. When you’re at home, cook the same meal two different ways. Before seasoning chicken with curry, set aside your partner’s portion and then spice yours up! Or, if you’re getting takeout, consider ordering from two different places. Share Sharing is caring!center_img LifestyleRelationships Is Your Diet Sabotaging Your Relationship?. by: – June 10, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more