Nurturing the Hollywood effect

June 11 2024

Demand for short-term luxury rentals is soaring as film and TV production companies ramp up filming on the Gold Coast.
Nurturing the Hollywood effect

The Gold Coast is starting to feel the “Hollywood effect” with an influx of film studios and international streaming services driving the demand for luxury rental properties.

As the Gold Coast’s popularity as a film-shoot location grows, production companies are under pressure to source suitable accommodation for a growing posse of actors and crew.

Todd Madgwick, head of Kollosche Property Management, says his team has been working closely with industry giants, such as Village Roadshow, Warner Bros
and Amazon Prime, for productions being filmed in the region over the next six to nine months.

“We’ve already housed quite a few actors and production crew, including the lease of a house along the beachfront for $10,000 a week,” he says.

Todd says that production companies are reaching out increasingly to Kollosche because of its trusted reputation, elevated level of customer service and consistency of product, alongside its local knowledge and experience in dealing with luxury homes.

The types of properties requested can vary greatly, with film industry budgets stretching from $2,000 to $20,000 a week.

“A lot of this type of business isn’t serviced in the traditional way. Most of the properties we lease may never be listed on the open market,” he says.

“By collaborating with sales agents across the business and tapping into Kollosche’s extensive client database, we can always find something to fit the brief, and an
owner willing to take on the lease.”

Todd says a key consideration when sourcing a property is privacy and security, making acreage and hinterland homes a popular option, as well as more traditional
waterfront and beachfront residences.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about trust, for both the tenant and landlords. Our clients trust us to act with the utmost discretion, which is extremely important
for those involved in what can often be sensitive transactions.

“They also expect a superior level of service and the Kollosche property management team is among the best placed in the industry to manage and deliver that.”

Kollosche’s property management team is always open to hearing from homeowners interested in leasing their properties on a short-term or ad-hoc basis.

If you would like to find out more about potential short or medium-term lease opportunities, reach out to the property management team today.

To view our current rental listings, click here.

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