What is it about Main Beach that continues to lure some of the country’s – and the world’s – most influential business people, alongside a slew of celebrities?
Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Robert Graham says it comes down to limited stock along one of Queensland’s most tightly held beachfront strips, awesome weather and an impressive marina.
Bob East, former chief executive of the Mantra Group, says connectivity to two core business centres, Brisbane and Sydney, is another important ingredient.
After 12 years on the Gold Coast, East knows a thing or two about flying in and out. The chairman of Tourism Australia and deputy chairman of the Gold Coast Suns Football Club says for anyone whose job keeps them on the move, it’s a fabulous transit hub with the lifestyle advantages of the Gold Coast.
“We’ve got the Gold Coast airport and Brisbane airport is up the road. For any one of us living a life somewhere on the road, it’s fantastically serviced,” he says.
East believes the city is a terrific option for business folk needing access to corporate Australia but looking for the balance provided by the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches.