AREITs outperform the rest

27 Jan 15 - Property Week
AREITs delivered solid returns in 2014, outperforming other asset classes to record a 27 per cent total return, according to a report from DEXUS Research.

Investors to boost global real estate allocation

27 Jan 15 - Property Week
Investment allocations in global real estate are set to rise due to low interest rates and low bond yields, according to survey results jointly published by international industry associations ANREV, INREV and PREA.

Privatisation of electricity networks makes sense

Privatisation of electricity networks makes sense

The Property Council has released a report that reinforces our long standing position that Government should not hold assets that result in a misdirection of public funds into businesses that would operate more efficiently in private ownership.



Building for the future

Monday, 26 Jan 15
As well as the chance to celebrate our nation with the traditional barbeques, beers, and citizenship ceremonies, Australia Day also gives us an opportunity to reflect not only on where we have been, but where we are going.

People Watch

Chris Mountford
20 Nov 2014
Chris Mountford is the Executive Director of the Queensland Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • ACT property industry sentiment update

    ACT property industry sentiment update

    16 Oct 14 - ACT Division
    Confidence levels in the ACT property sector have risen according to a leading indicator of business sentiment.

  • NSW property industry defies expectations on growth

    15 Jan 15 - NSW Division
    The NSW economy is poised to defy expectations of a national slowdown, according to a new survey of the State’s property industry.

  • Property Industry Survey shows optimism returning to the NT

    16 Oct 14 - NT Division
    The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey index has revealed a slightly lower level of overall confidence; however this is buoyed by a number of positive factors.

  • Brighter Communities and a Stronger Economy

    18 Jan 15 - QLD Division
    The property industry touches all Queenslanders, which is why it’s important that political parties get behind the Property Council’s plan to deliver the housing, jobs and prosperity that support our Queensland way of life.

  • SA’s property sector confidence dips 8%

    15 Jan 15 - SA Division
    Confidence levels in South Australia’s property sector have dropped almost eight per cent in the March 2015 quarter, according to a leading indicator of business sentiment.

  • An excellent set of numbers

    15 Jan 15 - TAS Division
    Industry leaders in the Tasmanian property and construction sector have highlighted their positive expectations with a 17 point increase in the confidence index according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey.

  • Mild optimism for property in 2015

    15 Jan 15 - VIC Division
    Business sentiment for the Victorian property sector has remained steady in the March 2015 quarter.

  • New City Act Must Embrace State

    22 Jan 15 - WA Division
    The Property Council's vision for the new City of Perth is that of a city with a strong connection with State Government and that provides for the primacy of the CBD, while nurturing a vibrant and complementary urban fringe.

  • Building for a Resilient 2015

    08 Jan 15 - Residential Development Council
    Strong ABS Building Approvals numbers recorded for November 2014, support ongoing activity in the pipeline for new homes to provide a much needed boost for housing supply and construction jobs, as we move into 2015.

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.


The Colour of Money

08 Dec 14
Green Cities 2015 offers investors a way to know that they’re doing the right thing, for themselves and for the planet, says Romilly Madew, chief executive of the Green Building Council of Australia.

Green isn’t the new black

Green isn’t the new black

05 Jan 15 - Maria Atkinson
When I was in the US earlier in the year, I saw Earth Hour and World Water Day being promoted on billboards normally reserved for the latest movie blockbuster.


London is world’s priciest office market

19 Jan 15
CBRE Research’s semi-annual ‘Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs’ survey report reveals London’s West End to be the world’s most expensive office market, with cities in Asia occupying three of the top five spots.

Arena sells five commercial properties

Arena sells five commercial properties

19 Jan 15 - Property Week
Arena Investment Management has sold five property assets to Anton Capital for a combined net price of $249.3 million before fees, with settlement scheduled for late January 2015.


Varied capital gain growth for residential

19 Jan 15
The housing market is moving into 2015 with substantial momentum, with dwelling values up 8.5 per cent compared to a year ago. But growth during the year will vary for each of the major markets, according to CoreLogic RPData's head of research, Tim Lawless.

Telecommunications infrastructure in new developments policy

Telecommunications infrastructure in new developments policy

23 Jan 15 - Property Council
This submission focuses on the key issues arising from the policy which will significantly impact residential developers and homeowner nationally.


The future of retail property

06 Jan 15
Just over a decade ago, there was a lot of fuss in the property industry caused by an ‘expert’ prediction that the traditional shopping centre was ‘dead’ because soon enough everyone was going to shop online.

Retail rents on the rise

Retail rents on the rise

27 Jan 15 - Property Week
Rents for retail premises are beginning to rise after a prolonged lag in retail trade, with the continued entrance of foreign retailers causing increased demand for prime CBD space, according to a report from CBRE.

Infrastructure & Planning

Future metropolis: Planning for 2050

18 Dec 14
Changes in the Australian population over the next 35 years will create demands that underpin the way our future cities are conceived and re-imagined.

Airport plans receive federal approval

Airport plans receive federal approval

19 Jan 15 - Property Week
Master plans for Adelaide and Perth airports, which will provide strategic direction and intended land use for the airports for the next 20 years, have been approved by the Australian Government.

Capital Markets

Brookfield to build Melbourne apartment tower

Brookfield to build Melbourne apartment tower

19 Jan 15 - Property Week
Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed by Central Equity to build Australis Melbourne, a 46-level apartment tower located at 601 Little Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Property Australia Summer 2014-15

Property Australia Summer 2014-15
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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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