Melbourne, Australia - world hotspot for property investment
Why Melbourne?

World's most livable city for 7 years in a row

Rapid population growth - highest in Australia

Consistent rental income & low vacancy

Transparent market

Financing available for Malaysians (by major Malaysian banks Maybank, CIMB & OCBC

Who are we?

ARE Property Investment Advisors are a Malaysian based company that specialize in Australian property investments. Having local Malaysian and Melbourne based offices gives them direct access to property stock with more than 2000 properties on offer across 22 projects. 

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Hi, I'm Jolene Teo

I'm from Malaysia, currently living in Australia, helping Malaysians purchase Australian property and make great investments.

I've been specializing in Australian property since 2000.

We have offices in Melbourne, Australia as well as Kuala Lumpur so you've got someone to speak to locally if needed.

Feel free to reach out via: or WhatsApp +60126331006

jolene teo investment property advisor

Kuala Lumpur Australian Property Investment Meet-Up 2022

Back by popular demand, we're excited to return and talk about investing in the Australian property market. This time we will be doing it from Klang Valley in Kuala Lumpur!

  • Saturday February 19 2020

    Time TBA

  • Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur

    Location TBA


We came together because of our collective skills, credentials and vision to deliver unparalleled Property Investment Advisory Wealth Management and Advocacy Services.


city property in melbourne
Botanic Southbank
From $453,000

Live life in colour. Feel the excitement of the city, the thrill of the Arts Precinct and the calm of the Royal Botanic Gardens. This is your opportunity to live in a premium location within Australia’s premier city. A short tram ride to food and fashion and
everything this cosmopolitan CBD has to offer. Even closer, Melbourne’s famous Arts Precinctstages outstanding performances nightly. And across the road are the gardens regarded as among the best in the world.

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OSBORNE, Preston
From $750,000 - SOLD

6 Osborne's premium finishes will satisfy the most discerning eye and residents love this sought after cosmopolitan suburb young singles and professionals. Preston has everything at its doorstep, from its proximity to the city, eclectic cafes, Northland Shopping Centre and a great local favorite... the iconic PrestonMarket.

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FROM $576,000 - SOLD

Reward yourself with comfort, enjoying a spacious, architecturally designed townhome located in the heart of Keilor Downs. Embrace the convenience of a refined, low-maintenance lifestyle close to shops, restaurants, transport and all that this established location has to offer. Relax in the knowledge that among this limited release of premium but affordable 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes, you are one of the fortunate few.

penny lane
Penny Lane, Moonee Ponds
From $455,000

With al fresco dining, cobbled stones and commissioned street art, Penny Lane is bringing Melbourne's laneway culture to Moonee Ponds. Whether picking up dinner on the way home or meeting friends for a coffee after seeing the latest arthouse and Hollywood films, the precinct provides the ultimate convenience for residents.

Lyric Drive, Werribee
House & Land Mambourin
From $600,000

At Mambourin, it’s not one thing that sets us apart. It’s five. We call them the Mambourin Signatures. On their own, each one brings something special. But it’s when they work together when they connect into one seamless ecosystem, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when life just works. Convenience is the first of five Signatures. And that's no coincidence. 

17 Oak Avenue, Boronia
Oak Avenue, Boronia
From $595,000 - SOLD

Boronia is located in the east of Melbourne and is the ideal suburb for families to live in. Premium 2 bedroom townhouses, 9 mins walk to Boronia Train Station. Surrounded by multiple bus stops (including Bus 691, 737 and 755). Surrounded by parks and reserves - walking distance to Boronia Park, Tormore Reserve and Chandler Park.


ARE are Malaysian based Property Advisers that specialize in Australian property investments with offices in Melbourne & Kuala Lumpur. 
Kuala Lumpur +6012 633 1006 | Melbourne +61 0399 981940


Australian property is one of the safest forms of investment in the world. Australia's property market has a proven record of stable prices. The 2007/09 Global Financial Crisis which saw property prices in the UK and USA fall significantly, Australian property prices actually increased in value.

In Melbourne, statistics show that over the last 30 years, property prices have grown an average of 7% per year. Property values have only declined in six out of those thirty years. That means that four in every five years, property prices are growing. That level of long-term stability and consistency is unrivaled in other investment asset classes.


With Victoria’s population is growing at more than 100,000 people a year, we need more houses being built to keep up.

Housing approvals are currently running at record levels and this strategy aims to keep them at an average of more than 50,000 new homes a year.


new homes over the next 10 years.


population growth in 2017
  • Rapid population growth

    Melbourne is currently leading Australia's population growth adding more than 100,000 people between 2016 and 2017 alone.

  • 347,400 new jobs since 2014

    Victoria is leading the nation when it comes to job creation. Over the year, Victoria’s employment rose by 72 000 persons or 2.2 per cent. Since 2014 the government has created 347,400 jobs, with more than 211,000 of them full time.

  • Australia's biggest university city

    The city is home to 8 universities that teach close to 300,000 students, with more than a third from abroad. This makes Melbourne comfortably Australia’s biggest university city and one of the biggest study abroad destinations globally.



new jobs created since 2014


international students


Melbourne population by 2050


  • Stability

    Proven record of stable prices & consistent under supply of housing in most capital cities. Australia has a firm responsible lending legislation and prudent economic management (APRA), reducing the risk of asset price bubbles.

    Overseas property markets such as Hong Kong or the United States have suffered significant crashes that are completely unheard of in Australia.

    Over the next 50 years, it’s expected that the trend of migration to Australia will continue and property prices will rise as a result.

  • It's easy to invest in Australia

    Many countries have very restrictive foreign investment laws or banking regulations that make it difficult to invest. This isn't the case in Australia.

    You don't need to setup a company in Australia or buy with a citizen. Government approval for foreign citizens is simple although additional taxes apply.

    Australia's legal system is based on the UK system just like Hong Kong or Singapore so its familiar to many overseas investors. There's minimal political, social or economic instability in Australia.

  • Consistent growth performance

    Australian properties have enjoyed consistent capital growth over the last 100 years, with property prices doubling roughly every 7 to 10 years.

    One of the reasons behind the growth is Australia's chronic housing shortage in many of our major cities. 

    The population is growing at a rate much faster than dwellings are being constructed. The primary reason for this is a consistent high level of immigration and strong employment demand. Prices have largely risen in line with the market’s ability to pay for housing.

  • Great place to live

    Melbourne ranked as the world's most livable cities for seven years in a row, from 2011 until 2017 taking out 2nd place in 2018 after Vienna. Australia is well known for its diverse international cities and breathtaking natural beauty.  

    Queensland (QLD) is famous for its wonderful beaches and reefs.
    Victoria (VIC) has a stunning coastline stretching to South Australia (SA).
    The Northern Territory (NT) is renowned for its distinctive outback experience.
    New South Wales (NSW) for the tranquil Blue Mountains, beautiful coast, strong economy and Sydney. 

    Many Australian universities are making a name for themselves overseas.

Melbourne's rental vacancy rate hits new low as population booms

The latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) show the vacancy rate dropped to just 1.8 per cent in July. That's the lowest it has been in the 16 years. Vacancy rates in Melbourne's outer suburbs were also below the state rate, sitting at 1.6 per cent.

Population increases well above the national average are expected to continue for many years, creating strong ongoing demand for rental properties. Melbourne is now Australia’s fastest growing city and expected to overtake Sydney as the country’s largest by 2026.


Melbourne's occupancy


average property growth


new homes built in 2017


vacancy rate


Victoria is the fastest growing state in the nation. In
fact, we’re growing at a pace barely seen since the
gold rush. That growth has created opportunities and
contributed to our economic success.

We’re undertaking the largest infrastructure
investment in our state’s history.
We’re building new rail lines to connect our suburbs and towns.

All up, this pipeline is worth over $80 billion, and is providing
work for 75,000 Victorians.

  • Metro Tunnel

    The Metro Tunnel will free up space in the City Loop to run more trains, more often across Melbourne. It will change Melbourne forever with a world class design that will see new open space, terraced seating and sweeping arches. Major work is underway on the $11 billion Metro Tunnel, which is Australia's biggest public transport project. Metro Tunnel will boost our rail network’s peak capacity by 39,000 in each two hour peak period, from its first day of operation.

  • Airport Rail Link

    Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines. It is expected the full Business Case will be completed in 2019/20. Construction is set to begin by the end of 2022.


ARE are Malaysian based Property Advisers that specialize in Australian property investments with offices in Melbourne & Kuala Lumpur. 
Kuala Lumpur +6012 633 1006 | Melbourne +61 0399 981940

ARE partners with trusted advisors to help clients create security and freedom through property investment
Fiercely Independent Property Advice
Customised approach – no one-size-fits-all strategies
Our no-pressure style puts investors at ease and in control

Property Investing with Strong Foundations

A Property Investment Strategy needs to be based on sound advice and credible information from advisers that are non-aligned with banks, developers and real estate marketers. Our multi-skilled advisory team are able to advice beyond just property and address other investments and financial resources you have. These include Superannuation, Self Managed Super Funds, Insurances and more.​ This holistic approach mitigates the risk of being biased towards any one asset class. For optimum investment results, strategic investment advice is pertinent.

You need the right team supporting you!

Our Team

treasha lim are property advisor
jolene teo investment property advisor


Cheryl Ng
Cheryl Ng
06:55 08 Sep 21
Jolene and her team have been so helpful in assisting with my property search in Melbourne, in the way they take the time to really understand our needs and preferences, suitability and affordability, then recommending only what they would invest in themselves, which has made the process very comfortable and smooth. Would definitely recommend their services !
Jonathan Wong
Jonathan Wong
23:09 27 Aug 21
I have been working with Jolene Teo on purchasing a property, as a first home buyer she has made the process an extremely pleasant one. For someone who is usually anxious when dealing with these matters, she has made the process extremely smooth and easy to do. Thank you so much and I really appreciate the care and attention to detail you have taken in making this process as simple as possible.
Xin Yen
Xin Yen
11:19 25 Aug 21
Melbourne Property Investments is a very responsible and effective company and suggest a suitable property that customer can afford according to their needs. They also help with after purchase follow up which is very reliable. I like it a lot. It's a trustworthy place to seek advice.
may chua
may chua
01:06 19 Aug 21
Jolene and her team are very helpful. She provide very good service and advice to me and my husband although we from overseas.
alyssa ll
alyssa ll
02:23 04 Aug 21
Jolene met my real estate needs in professional, efficient , and caring manner. She has a very patient attitude ensuring that I would be 100 percent happy with the purchase of my Apartment…
F Lim
F Lim
23:37 07 Apr 21
Jolene and her team are really helpful, takes the time to answer any queries that I have and find what is suitable. 5 star service! Thank you.
TBT 2019
TBT 2019
01:03 07 Apr 21
I invested two overseas properties consecutive through a property broker. I didn’t receive my expected services from the broker, and Jolene stepped up providing her best knowledge and support professionally. After the handover, it was unfortunate for the poor Lettings management. Again, Jolene picked up my concerns and dealt with it from all her networks. I would highly recommend Jolene to you if you are a property investors. I am sure that you will have a peaceful mind and security from Jolene’s support!
Six Penze
Six Penze
00:34 31 Mar 21
Very knowledgeable Ms Jolene.Assisted me in purchasing property at Australia and after sales service also very nice .More information please WhatsApp Ms Jolene +60126331006 🙏🤣
Thomas Khoo
Thomas Khoo
01:44 30 Mar 21
A responsible person that you want to deal with . As a oversea buyer , either u buy or sell your house . She is able to help .
Suzie Szolosi
Suzie Szolosi
00:45 30 Mar 21
Lovely dealing with Jolene and the team advising us on our options in purchasing Australian investment property from overseas! Thank you!
klear Picture
klear Picture
00:41 30 Mar 21
It’s great to deal with professional advisers who are themselves successful and invest in what they recommend. Dealing with ARE gave me and my clients great confidence because they have a presence in Australia and Malaysia and have been helping investors for two decades. Investors have seen great results with their property portfolio and continue to return for reviews and to expand their investment portfolios which is a testament to their delivery of sound advice. ARE take the time to understand us and handpick properties to suit our needs and apply thorough due diligence. Many thanks to the team.
Ranked Team
Ranked Team
00:38 30 Mar 21
The team at ARE Property have been advising us for years on investing in Melbourne property as foreign investors from Malaysia & UK. Highly recommend Jolene and the rest of the team! Thank you!
Eugene Ski
Eugene Ski
07:33 13 Mar 20
Great experience buying an Australian property from overseas. Jolene and the team were able to help my client from Kuala Lumpur secure a great deal with all processed handled over a period of about 6 months. Highly recommend!
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Michael Bradford

Michael B

We have know Treasha for over 5 years now and over those 5 years she had always been a wonderful help with anything that we ask her about our future in financial planning.  

With her help we were able to get our financial planning in order and even to be able to buy our first home. 

Any questions that we have asked her or things that we need clarification on she has always been able to explain it so that we can understand. 

There is never any question that is too big or to small that she won’t answer.

She is always thinking 2 steps ahead to get you the best results that always suits your specific needs both now and in the future.

When working with Treasha you never feel like just another number. She always has a specific plan in mind that is suited for you.

With Treasha's help we are able to plan for the future better than anyone else could have.

I can not speak highly enough of Treasha. She is an absolute wonderful asset to my financial planning future and I would definitely not be where I am today without her.

It is extremely rare to find someone with her expertise and genuine care for her clients these days.

Adam Hong

Adam H

Treasha Lim has been my advisor since early 2013. She has helped me out so much financially and I have accertained so much knowledge to support my future. From helping me enter the property market for my first investment property, making my super work for me and sorting out insurances for everything and anything. I see a great financial future with Treasha and the Klear Picture Team

Peter M

Peter M


I’ve come a long way since meeting the team. I got my first investment property in Prahran which rented out straight away with no vacancy rates for 3 years. I am now about to settle on my second investment property which has already experienced capital growth before settlement. I never thought investing could be so easy.

The biggest bonus is that I am going to save $20k in tax p.a. and more!

There was such a thorough assessment of my personal circumstances to ensure property was right for me. I like that I wasn’t pushed to do anything.

They have helped me beyond property investing. Lending, tax, superannuation and Property Strategies were all part of the advice given. This ensured I was properly set up in every area of my finances before embarking on property investing.

I am on track to the retirement life I want…there’s 8 years more to go and I am so thankful I have the right support from brilliant advisers all the way. I am never alone and they’re just so easy to talk to and call any time.  I wish I met them earlier in life

Introducing a unique approach to property investment

Our business is built on trust and integrity. This is intrinsic in everything we do, and is what gives our clients, colleagues, suppliers, partners and investors the confidence to work with us. We treat everyone individually, offering bespoke advice, which in turn builds long-term relationships and helps them to make better property decisions.

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