Gold Coast real estate: Luxury oasis a real slice of paradise on Sovereign Islands

first_img61 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The block of land is just beautiful as it has Broadwater views plus views up to Mt Tamborine, so we watch the sun rise and set,” Ms Feenstra says.“It’s just so peaceful and lovely.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA city made of sand!01:24 Related videos 01:24A city made of sand!01:44Summer Dream Home: Burleigh Heads00:42Soul of Gerringong00:39luxury with a beach view01:48Best beach house bargains01:30Inside a Brighton beach boxThe couple were already living on the island when the land, on one of Queensland’s most exclusive streets, became available to the market. The home is on the market at $2.98 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auYou know you’re living in paradise when the locals are dolphins, dugongs and turtles.Sue and Willem Feenstra fell in love with their property’s location before commissioning David Radic to build a two-storey oasis.The 726sq m land has 30m of deepwater frontage and is on a point. The home has stunning views. Picture: Realestate.com.au“We get dolphins and even dugong here coming through looking for food,” she says.“A sea turtle lives near our pontoon and pops up to say hi every few days.”Construction of the four-bedroom stone and timber house took around a year.Spanning the rear of the property is also a heated pool and spa, and covered entertaining terrace and deck.The home has an entertaining deck. Picture: Realestate.com.auFind your inner Zen in the yoga room which overlooks the pool and has infra-red heat pads on the ceiling to increase sweat levels during a class.There is space for a gym. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe kitchen has Bosch appliances, two self-cleaning ovens, a built-in fridge and freezer, three dishwashers, a wine fridge and butler’s pantry.last_img read more

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AP Pension chief Søren Dal Thomsen quits suddenly

first_imgSøren Dal Thomsen, the chief executive of Denmark’s third largest commercial pension fund, left the company yesterday after discussions with the leadership of the supervisory board about skills.Dal Thomsen, who has been in the top executive role of the DKK104bn (€14bn) pension fund for six years, said: “After a dialogue with the supervisory board leadership, and guidance to the supervisory board on which skills AP Pension would need in the future, I reached the decision to look for new challenges.”He described this as a “tough realisation”, but said he wished AP Pension all the best and added that the job had changed a lot since he first took it on.Dal Thomsen has been employed at AP Pension twice — first from 2001 to 2004 as CIO, returning to the firm in 2006 after a spell at Sampension as a member of the management board, taking over the role of chief executive in 2010. Quitting with immediate effect, Dal Thomsen is to be replaced by Bo Normann Rasmussen as new chief executive, who AP Pension said would now start work on analysing how the company’s top leadership should be composed in future.AP Pension’s supervisory board chairman Niels Dengsø Jensen said the company had greatly appreciated Dal Thomsen’s ability to see new commercial opportunities in an investment environment where years of low interest rates had made it extremely challenging to achieve satisfactory returns. “We wish Søren Dal Thomsen all the best of luck in the future,” said Dengsø Jensen, who is a farmer, and chairman of DLG, a Danish co-operative society owned by Danish farmers.Dal Thomsen told IPE he had no new job lined up yet, but was looking at his opportunities.During the last few years under Dal Thomsen’s leadership, AP Pension has been particularly active in making investments in farmland.In April, it proposed new deal to buy agricultural land in eastern Romania and lease it back to the Danish company FirstFarms that would be operating farms on the land.Back in 2014, the pension fund set up a new fund to invest DKK600m in Danish agricultural land and buildings, called Dansk Farmland.The fund aimed to buy farms and lease them back to the individual farmers running them.last_img read more

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