‘Rebalancing’ Sydney as office space becomes ...


Today - Property Week
Lack of supply and a shortage of new land in urban areas will lead to more office-to-residential conversions in Sydney’s CBD, with increasing investment coming from Asia in recent years.

Foreign capital flocks to Australia


Today - Property Week
Australia’s commercial real estate sector continues to be attractive for foreign capital, according to a CBRE report on the increasing appeal of the country as an investment destination.

Terrorism Alert Level Raised

Terrorism Alert Level Raised

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that Australia’s national terrorism public alert level has been raised to ‘high’.

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Terrorism public alert level raised

Tuesday, 16 Sep 14
Last Friday the Prime Minister announced that Australia’s national terrorism public alert level had been raised to ‘high’.

People Watch

Daniel Gannon
Today
Daniel Gannon is the Executive Director of the South Australian Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • Brian Wightman appointed new Executive Director

    Brian Wightman appointed new Executive Director

    02 Sep 14 - TAS Division
    The Property Council of Australia today announced that Brian Wightman has been appointed as its new Tasmanian Executive Director.


  • Threat to abandon the East West Link will hurt Victorian businesses

    11 Sep 14 - VIC Division
    The Property Council is deeply concerned by the State Opposition's announcement to scrap the East West Link project (Stage 1) if elected.


  • 2014 WA Property Awards

    10 Sep 14 - WA Division
    For the first time in WA, the Property Council celebrated Commercial Office Management and Shopping Centres Marketing and Management at one gala evening - the 2014 WA Property Awards.


  • Residential outlook strong – but shortage remains

    08 Sep 14 - Residential Development Council
    The Australian Residential Development Outlook released today indicates strength and stability in Australia’s residential development industry which is forecast to continue into 2015-16, but activity still stops short of meeting Australia’s housing needs.

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.

Sustainability

Ken Morrison appointed to GBCA board


18 Sep 14
Ken Morrison, Property Council of Australia chief executive, has been appointed to the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) board of directors.

GPT Group asserts sustainability credentials

GPT Group asserts sustainability credentials

Today - Property Week
The GPT Group has been named the most sustainable property company globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2014/15, securing top spot for the fourth time in six years.

Office

Sydney and Melbourne buck office vacancy trend


10 Aug 14
National office market vacancy rates have risen over the past six months, but Sydney and Melbourne have emerged as the exceptions with falling vacancy rates due to solid demand for office space, according to the Property Council of Australia’s latest Office Market Report.

RELEASED: Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

RELEASED: Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

11 Sep 14 - Property Council of Australia
The Property Council is pleased to release the Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office, a supplement to the Office Market Report.

Residential

Report card for city planning


Today
The Property Council is rating state government performance in city planning for an upcoming research report. You can help by completing a survey to help gauge each state’s performance accurately.

Cost of capital city land on the rise

Cost of capital city land on the rise

Today - Property Week
A buoyant property market has led to an overall increase in land costs, according to RP Data, with median selling prices for capital city land up six per cent over FY 2013–2014.

Retail

Retail tenant enquiries on the rise


08 Sep 14
JLL’s Retail Centre Managers’ Survey for August 2014 reveals improvement in tenant enquiry levels reported by shopping centre managers, but the impact of the economy on retail trade remains a concern.

International retailers eye off Sydney

International retailers eye off Sydney

15 Sep 14 - Property Week
International high street fashion brands are making their move into the Australian retail space, with major names taking up tenancy in North Ryde’s Macquarie Centre and Sydney CBD’s Sydney Arcade.

Infrastructure & Planning

ESL increase must be fair


15 Sep 14
The Property Council has called upon the South Australian Government to reduce the harm caused to individuals, businesses and the broader state economy by increases in the Emergency Services Levy (ESL).

Contractor named for Gold Coast Games

Contractor named for Gold Coast Games

15 Sep 14 - Property Week
Construction firm Hansen Yuncken has been appointed contractor for the construction and upgrade of two showcase sports facilities that will be used during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Capital Markets

Asian outbound investment beyond gateway cities


08 Sep 14
Asian outbound investment continues to show strength, reporting 40 per cent year-on-year growth in the first half of 2014 to hit US$16.2 billion (AU$17.4 billion), according to new research by CBRE.

AREIT's performance rebounds from GFC woes

AREIT's performance rebounds from GFC woes

08 Sep 14 - Property Week
A summary of the AREIT sector for Q4 FY13–14 shows that it has rebounded strongly since the GFC, characterised by improvements in AREIT’s balance sheets and favourable market fundamentals.

Shop Front

Property Australia Spring 2014

Property Australia Spring 2014
Growth and diversity: Stephen Conry's twin passions

Research

  • 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%

    Visit www.propertyoz.com.au/officemarketreport for more information.


     

  • 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
    Visit IPD Australia's website for more information.
  • 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%
    Visit www.cfc.acif.com.au for more information.

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