Economic growth hinges on strong property ...

02 Sep 15 - Fiona Benson
Today’s National Accounts underscore the central importance of a strong property industry if Australia’s economy is to continue to grow, and make the case for reforms that will unlock more investment and job creation.

Australia’s property industry retains title as ...

02 Sep 15 - Fiona Benson
For the fifth year running Australia and New Zealand have been recognised as having the world’s most sustainable real estate practices, according the pre-eminent survey of global practice.

Guiding foreign investment into local regeneration

Guiding foreign investment into local regeneration

In the first of a series, one of the United Kingdom’s foremost development and investment experts, Sir Michael Bear, shares his insights about the innovative ways the UK Government is attracting investment and achieving large-scale regeneration.



Shining a light on retirement living

Wednesday, 02 Sep 15
By 2030, one in five of us will be over the age of 65. While five per cent of Australians call a retirement village home today, this figure will double over the next decade.

People Watch

Sandra Rouco
01 Sep 2015
Sandra Rouco has joined the Property Council in the newly created position of head of People and Culture.

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  • “It’s Time” – to move to Tasmania

    “It’s Time” – to move to Tasmania

    20 Jul 15 - TAS Division
    Industry leaders in the Tasmanian property and construction industry have continued to express their positive expectations about doing business in Tasmania according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey.

  • Infrastructure Victoria a key victory for growth

    Yesterday - VIC Division
    The Property Council has claimed victory and congratulated the State Government on the passage of the Infrastructure Victoria Bill through Parliament.

  • Perth’s Infill Dilemma

    19 Aug 15 - WA Division
    Has the Perth community ever examined the question about how we want our city to grow as deeply as it is now?

  • International Residential Property Measurement

    25 Aug 15 - Residential Development Council
    Next month the International Property Measurement Standard Coalition – a group of more than 60 professional and standards-setting organisations from around the world – will finalise consultation on a new measurement standard for residential property.

Retirement Living

Critical insights from first retirement living ...

25 Aug 15
The myth that retirement living villages are gated communities for the rich has been busted by the 2015 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census, which finds that villages provide affordable housing for pensioners.

Report reveals threat of looming seniors’ housing crisis

Report reveals threat of looming seniors’ housing crisis

27 Aug 15 - Fiona Benson and Désirée Houston Jones
Australia will face a seniors’ housing crisis without “urgent change” to state and local planning systems to enable the development of more retirement villages, according to new research commissioned by the Property Council of Australia.


Shaking it up at Green Cities 2016

18 Aug 15
A discussion on the fringes of the industry has transformed over the last decade into a mainstream conversation, say industry specialists reflecting on the evolution of Green Cities.

Industry anticipates GRESB results

Industry anticipates GRESB results

18 Aug 15 - Property Week
GRESB has become the industry benchmark for investors looking to evaluate the sustainability performance of property portfolios, says JLL’s Chris Nunn in the lead-up to the global release of 2015 results.


Small is big news in Australia’s office market

25 Aug 15
An increase in small tenants is creating a changing landscape for building owners in CBD office markets across the country, finds Colliers International’s latest CBD Office Research & Forecast Report.

RICS to be recognised in commercial leases

RICS to be recognised in commercial leases

25 Aug 15 - Property Week
Changing commercial property leases to incorporate the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will reflect market changes, meet international demand and future proof leasing documents.


Affordability and sustainability in one project

Affordability and sustainability in one project

01 Sep 15 - Property Week
The traditional penthouse has made way for a multi-purpose community room with prime views of Manhattan at an affordable housing development with an innovative approach to sustainable urban living.


Institutional investors pump up retail spend

18 Aug 15
Cashed up institutional investors have spent more than $4.5 billion on sub-regional and neighbourhood retail centres in the 12 months to June, finds the latest Savills Australia research.

Federation Centres continues asset sales

Federation Centres continues asset sales

18 Aug 15 - Property Week
Following the recent sale of its Lutwyche City retail centre in Brisbane for $65 million, Federation Centres has off-loaded another four retail centres for a total of $153.1 million.

Infrastructure & Planning

Planning must be geared for growth

11 Aug 15
A plan for West Australia’s Perth and Peel regions is laudable, but lacks the clarity needed to guide the growth of a community that will be home to 3.5 million people by 2050.

Making Western Australia grow

Making Western Australia grow

18 Aug 15 - Property Week
Prioritising $4.5 billion of infrastructure investment will unlock $2.4 billion in property development, generate $27 billion in economic activity and create 32,500 new jobs in West Australia, finds a new Property Council report.

Capital Markets

Investors look to expand property portfolios

04 Aug 15
Low interest rates and a steady cyclical recovery in global markets prove positive for property values, finds the LaSalle Investment Management’s Mid-Year 2015 Investment Strategy Annual.

Investors look to Sydney and Melbourne

Investors look to Sydney and Melbourne

25 Aug 15 - Property Week
Cashed up international investors are looking beyond the gateway cities of Sydney and Melbourne, and beyond traditional asset classes, in their hunt for Australian investments, says chief executive of ANREV, Alan Dalgleish.


Corridors of Power

25 Aug 15
Treasurer Joe Hockey proposes income tax cut for the next election, Australia’s treasurers meet to discuss tax reform, new foreign investment laws introduced to Parliament and Minister Scott Morrison confirms support for negative gearing. Stay up-to-date with all the latest government developments affecting the property industry here each week.

Corridors of Power

Corridors of Power

01 Sep 15 - Property Week
The National Reform Summit hears call to put city productivity on the national agenda, state and territory ministers agree to reducing asbestos risk and the Darwin City Master plan moves a step closer to finalisation. Stay up to date with all the latest government developments affecting the property industry here each week.

Shop Front

Property Australia Winter 2015

Property Australia Winter 2015
A trusted advocate; Stockland's Mark Steinert on collaborative leadership


  • July 2015 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 6.3% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 8.1% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 15.3% icon arrow green down
    Brisbane CBD 15.0% icon arrow green down
    Perth CBD 16.6%
    Adelaide CBD 13.5%

    Visit the Office Market Report Website for more information.


  • Q1 2015 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  10.7% green arrow up
    Retail  10.9% green arrow up
    Office  10.2% green arrow up
    Industrial  12.4% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  36.7% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  14.3% green arrow up
    J.P. Morgan, GBI Global, Australia, Unhedged index in AUS, 7-10 Years, AUD  21.1% green arrow up
    Visit IPD Australia's website for more information.
  • June 2015 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 7.4%
    Residential (5 Year) 5.9%
    Residential (10 Year) 3.2%
    Non-Residential (3 Year) -0.8%
    Non-Residential (5 Year) 0.7%
    Non-Residential (10 Year) 2.0%
    Engineering (3 Year) -10.0%
    Engineering (5 Year) -5.8%
    Engineering (10 Year) -1.6%
    Visit for more information.