Supercharge your portfolio by investing in property development in high growth locations

Hotspotcentral is Australia's only data-driven property development and location research tech-business that educates and connects investors with highly profitable, risk mitigated property development investments.
It all began 10 years ago when we created Boomtown, the first AI property research platform that calculates the gap in supply and demand for 15,000 suburbs.

This is the future of real estate investing

Why limit your financial freedom with volatile stock market returns, near-zero interest rates and post COVID-19 property market uncertainty?

Hotspotcentral is Australia's only location research and property data tech-business providing investors with direct, private-market access to highly sort after, advanced stage residential property developments in only the very best locations.

Investment offers are made within an ASIC regulated environment and structured to ensure the highest integrity, independent compliance over sight and risk mitigation.

Access private market real estate development projects

Typically restricted to wealthy developers and family offices, now you can access highly profitable off-market development projects with highly accomplished property developers without taking on the bank debt or having to do all the work.

We make sure you get paid your fixed returns first before the Developer gets their profit share.


Research Technology and AI a first in Australia

Not all property development projects are equal. They may show similar returns on paper but there is no doubt the best results are achieved in superbly located projects where the end-buyer is less impacted by economic and health shocks such as COVID-19.

Hotspotcentral's 'Boomtown' AI data-driven research platform has proven to be highly predictive of local suburb performance for over 10 years with spectacular results for investors.


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Tracy Smith

SMSF Investor, Banker

Tracy has since invested in 2 projects with the value of her townhouse in her first project having outpaced the national average capital growth remarkably (as predicted by Hotspotcentral) in the years since she's owned it.

"A developer's 57% return on my cash without all the work. Everything ran smoothly."

I had not really heard of Michael Fuller prior to this investment, however, as with any investment it is important to do your own due diligence and research before entering into it. I found out that he wrote articles relating to property research for different magazines and I googled his name and the names of his business partner to see if any negative reviews/information came up, I reviewed and absorbed the information on his websites and did searches on his companies to ensure there was no unsavoury information and all came up clean.

I also found out the names of some of the developers that he had worked with who were very reputable as I knew them from previous courses and my own research. I also knew of the property lawyer that assisted him in putting together the strategy and knew this man to be one of the best in his field. So, I knew he had some of the best people on his team helping him put together this strategy which provided me with confidence. I also did my own due diligence on the location to ensure the figures quoted in his webinar and other material stacked up and they did, which also provided me with confidence in the offer.

I spoke to Michael on many occasions before we ended up doing business and found him to be very knowledgeable and informative. The information provided on the location, strategy and various other matters that we discussed all seemed to check out, so I found him to have honesty and integrity and even though he was selling his strategy to me he was not too pushy, which is what I liked most.

Nothing was ever a problem, if he did not know something he was prompt in getting me the answer I needed. I also asked the hard questions - what he was getting out of it, how he was paid, why he was doing this, about his past career and investing history, about his businesses and how I could get out of the deal if things went pear shaped for one reason or another. He always seemed to provide me with honest answers and did not shy away from any question I ever asked.

Trust is a hard thing to earn with me and whilst there was no one thing that ended in me trusting Michael, it was a series of actions and conversations. The more I communicated with Michael I found we were able to build good rapport built on respect, trust and integrity as I believe he genuinely wants to help people get ahead.

Michael has been fantastic to work with, I would have no hesitation to work with him again in the future. He gets things done, he knows his business and has had a long career in and around the investment industry, so is very knowledgeable; we have had many wonderful conversations about investment strategies and investing in general. He is prompt and nothing is too much trouble. If anything becomes an issue he is quick to help find a solution and he keeps in contact to let you know what is going on.

The process of signing up was pretty easy, except for the fact that I was trying to do it when Cyclone Marcia had hit Rockhampton and most of the town was without power for 6 plus days.

The project itself went very smoothly and communication was great, we did not have to chase anyone to find out where the project was up to as Michael sent information about the location as it appeared in newspapers and anything else relevant to the project to reassure us that the location and strategy we were entering into was a good one and the developer also sent through regular updates and photos of the development so that we could see that the project was progressing nicely and pretty much on time.

I have a sound understanding of the figures that can and should be achieved when doing a development, I also know that most inexperienced/first time developers usually do not maximise their returns. Further to this I am time poor and know that this is a strategy that I would not be able to pull off right now, so really, really happy with the outcome.

I would definitely recommend Michael and this strategy to my friends and family as my experience has been great.

Juerg & Nicola


Juerg & Nicola have since invested in 4 projects most recently (2019) earning another 30% fixed dividend in 13 months.

"I wanted to make sure that we would not be losing any money...."

My partner and I were looking for a property investment which would make us some extra cash in a reasonably short time. I came across Michael through one of his webinars and after listening to it, we had a long chat on the phone which helped me to have confidence in it being the real deal.

Once we knew more about the project, I researched the Developer and also sent some emails to her just to make sure all was good. I had had a previous experience buying a property through another company which had not been a great success, so I wanted to make sure that we would not be losing any money.

Michael does a lot of research with Boomtown and the figures in that stacked up well for the suburb. With the tightening of the bank lending we were not able to take the money we had put into the deal out when the townhouse was completed but we now have a positively geared property and that is even with an interest & principal loan!!!!

We like the fact that Michael has a specialised company but is still small enough that he is happy to have a chat and explain anything that we are not certain of.

John Morgan


John has since invested in 3 projects most recently earning a fixed return of 30% in the Port Macquarie land subdivision round 1 capital raising.

"I achieved a 42% return on my $100,000 over 19 months. Have told my friends and family and will definitely invest with Hotspotcentral again."

I have 2 properties in my name, plus 2 in my SMSF, all not completely paid off. Recently retired, I wanted to keep my investing going, but recognised that obtaining finance/loans would prove difficult.

Being part of a property development provided the ability to get an attractive return on investment but still within my limits. I did my research on Michael and his business, reading about Boomtown and his articles in the magazines built an interest. I was impressed by the quality and content of the articles. After joining Hotspotcentral and talking with Michael, I explored a number of his proposals in detail getting ready for “the one”. Michael was always available, ready with details and happy to answer all queries. Researching, I discovered he had built a team of professionals and structure to undertake the developments. Their track record is great. Onboarding was quite easy as paperwork etc was straightforward. Michael readily provided guidance where necessary. This return provides an opportunity to further invest in similar projects with the objective of better than average financial returns.

The results? Exceeded expectations and I'm very, very happy with the outcome! Not just financially, but the quality and detailed communications about the offer, the structure, the process, the progress reporting, and the project wrap-up including payout. All contributed to my comfort throughout the build, and all from my own armchair!

I Invested $100,000, returned $41,969 over 19 months. I am impressed with the project financial and time estimations. Whilst all contingency was used up, to come in on budget was very impressive. Congrats. Would I work with Hotspotcentral again? Yes indeed.

Will I recommend to my family and friends? Yes, I will (and have) speak about the opportunity and my experiences and success.

Did I feel safe? Seeing the involvement of AFSL and the professional stakeholders involved, there was no issue.

With regards Michael's chosen developer on this project: Communication was excellent. We don’t know all the bits that went wrong and caused headaches, but they worked through those and provided detailed and positive updates in a timely manner.

Project estimation sensational. My experience as PM in an IT environment is that estimation has not improved much over the 40 years in my industry. This project had a big tick across all three major components of Time, Cost and Quality.

Dr Kim Ngo

Medical Doctor

"Having first lost money to a group claiming to be specialists in small property development...."

Having first lost money to a group claiming to be specialists in small property development....

...first in exorbitant monthly fees just to be in their so-called "Elite" programme then when deal after deal after deal would fall through and never get anywhere near completion (1.5 years and still waiting!), it has been enormously refreshing to find Michael and HotspotCentral. Firstly, there is no fee to join any project.

Secondly, Michael is very approachable, answers any questions promptly and clearly is an expert in his field, treating his clients with respect and as individuals. The previous group I was with were disorganised, arrogant and evasive when asked questions, constantly making excuses for failure to deliver as promised. Hotspotcentral is the exact opposite and always delivers timely updates that shows actual progress on the development.

Finally once you see your money back with the expected returns you know this is the real deal. It's a no-brainer - I have no hesitation recommending Hotspotcentral to others - only wished I had found you earlier!

Update: The only good thing I got out of meeting this first terrible group was meeting and becoming friends with another person who attended the same seminar that day. Together we have found you and gone on to invest with your company. I've almost managed to recuperate all of the fees charged by this other group with the returns from your Port Macquarie project (thank God) - Kim

Private Market Access

Until now only the very wealthy could partner directly with a developer. 

Risk Mitigation

Research and risk mitigation is what we do best so you we sleep better which is why risk-adjusted returns are the envy of our competitors.

Cutting Edge AI

We're Australia's only location research and property data tech-business providing investors with direct access to highly profitable residential property developments  in high growth locations.

Full Transparency

Our offer documents go into meaningful, fact-based detail so you can conduct focussed due diligence for informed decision making.

Independent Compliance

Our independent fund manager has experienced across various projects and holds no personal bias. He knows a good project when he sees one.

Regular Updates

Everyone loves our regular updates by SMS, video and email so they can feel a part of, and learn from, the development process. It's your money making someone  a beautiful home.

Deal With Our Founder

We are an exclusive and boutique investment management business which means we only take on a handful of investors each year. This means we keep it personal - you deal directly with our founder throughout.

Consistently Returns

Our direct-to-investor model means we cut the usual distribution costs so we can deliver 5-10% higher returns and we ensure these are paid ahead of the Developer's share.

How do our  investors actually make money?

Depending on which stage in the project you are investing your exit may differ. Mostly our investors get paid from proceeds of sales of the completed properties or when some value has been added like obtaining a DA approval and the site is on-sold. Your exit path is always known from the outset so you can plan ahead accordingly.

Current and recent project results


funding a property development

Capital Raise #1


Funds Raised:


Actual Return:

30% net of fees




DA Approved


Preferred Equity


12 months


Capital Raise #2


Funds Raised:


Target Return:

30% Fixed Dividend


In Progress


Funding Approved, Construction under way


Preferred Equity

Estimated Term:

14 months



Funds Raised:


Actual Return:

41.87% net of fees




Joint Venture


16 months



Funds Raised:


Actual Return:

57% net of fees




Joint Venture


11 months

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Our media articles show time-poor investors how to invest successfully with confidence and certainty.

Michael Fuller, founder of Hotspotcentral has written extensively about property market research and investing in property development. His research techniques and proprietary investment algorithms have been used by thousands of investors and industry experts alike.

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