Myths busted: The truth about trusts and tax

27 Oct 14 - International & Capital Markets Division
Ahead of an upcoming Government tax inquiry, the Property Council has created a fact sheet to debunk myths about trusts and tax.

Property industry leader wins major business ...

27 Oct 14 - Property Week
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO and managing director of Mirvac, has been named as the 2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year.

Property industry confidence spells good news for broader economy

Property industry confidence spells good news for broader economy

Australia’s property industry plans to hire more staff and increase construction activity, despite some mixed levels of confidence across the country.



Canberra's gateway in dire need of an upgrade

Thursday, 30 Oct 14
We may have the world's most liveable city, but our gateway is surely one of the ugliest.

People Watch

Daniel Gannon
22 Sep 2014
Daniel Gannon is the Executive Director of the South Australian Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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Retirement Living

Nominate a rising star

21 Jul 14
The Rising Generation Award is an opportunity to celebrate the success of young individuals who display innovation and leadership in their work and uphold the values of the retirement living industry.

Super stress for retirees

Super stress for retirees

28 Jul 14 - Property Week
Current superannuation structures may soon lead to hundreds of thousands of retirees renting, downsizing or moving in with their children because of dwindling retirement funds, says Club Plus Super.


GPT awarded first Green Star – Performance ...

20 Oct 14
The first Green Star – Performance rating has been awarded to GPT Group for 800 Bourke Street, Melbourne. The building has demonstrated it meets best-practice benchmarks for sustainable building operations.

New Green Star rating tool launched

New Green Star rating tool launched

27 Oct 14 - Property Week
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has launched Green Star – Design & As Built, a new rating tool to assess and certify completed buildings of all types and sizes.


Sydney CBD office demand in growth phase

20 Oct 14
The DEXUS Office Demand Barometer rose from 1.5 per cent to 1.9 per cent during the September quarter, indicating that Sydney CBD office demand has entered its growth phase.

Eight requirements for a healthy workplace

Eight requirements for a healthy workplace

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
The healthy workplace has become a significant focus for those who develop, manage and occupy the space. Woods Bagot has identified eight requirements for a work environment to maintain physical and psychological health.


16 per-cent boost creates housing starts record

15 Oct 14
A record June quarter dwelling starts figure of 47,558 is providing a much needed boost to housing supply for a nation that has underbuilt for the past decade.

High-rise residential sector in good health

High-rise residential sector in good health

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) Crane Index shows that 324 cranes were in place in September across Australia’s capital cities, a 52 per cent increase in number year-on-year.


Stockland and AMP Capital in retail centre deals

20 Oct 14
Stockland has been active in the Queensland retail property market, completing a sale in Townsville and an acquisition in Bundaberg, with both deals involving funds managed by AMP Capital.

Foreign retailers set course for regional centres

Foreign retailers set course for regional centres

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
The continued influx of foreign retailers will drive the expansion of regional shopping centre space, reports CBRE, with an estimated 1 million sqm being completed over the next three years.

Infrastructure & Planning

Harden up and get on with the job

10 Oct 14
The current generation of property developers and investors, as well as the next, will be charged with the responsibility of delivering the wherewithal to make our nation liveable and competitive.

Property Council highlights UK infrastructure wisdom

Property Council highlights UK infrastructure wisdom

14 Oct 14 - Charles Thomas
The Property Council has released a report by KPMG which looks at how the UK City Deal model could revolutionise infrastructure policy in Australia.

Capital Markets

New wave of Chinese investment coming

07 Oct 14
North-east Asian investors are looking overseas for high-quality assets with good returns. It’s exactly what they’ve found in Australia, says Paul Craig, managing director of international investments at Savills.

Australian investment volumes eclipse record

Australian investment volumes eclipse record

13 Oct 14 - Property Week
Investment volumes in Australian commercial real estate reached $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to an analysis of DTZ Research’s Investment Transaction Database.

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Property Australia Spring 2014

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  • July 2014 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 8.4% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 8.5% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 13.6%
    Brisbane CBD 14.7%
    Perth CBD 11.8%
    Adelaide CBD 13.8%

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  • Q2 2014 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.7% green arrow up
    Retail  9.8% green arrow up
    Office  9.0% green arrow up
    Industrial  12.1% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  12.9% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  17.4% green arrow up
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  7.0% green arrow up
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  • May 2014 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 4.3%
    Residential (6 Year) 2.3%
    Residential (9 Year) 2.2%     
    Non-Residential (3 Year) 0.4%
    Non-Residential (6 Year) 0.6%
    Non-Residential (9 Year) 1.1%
    Engineering (3 Year) -5.4%
    Engineering (6 Year) -3.8%
    Engineering (9 Year) -1.8%
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