Ken Morrison appointed to GBCA board

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

Above and Beyond

16 Sep 14 - Lynne Blundell
Basking in the success of four record years, JLL continues to grow and diversify under the leadership of Stephen Conry.

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’.



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

Ken Morrison – Chief Executive, Property Council
21 Jul 2014
Ken Morrison is the Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • Incentivising local government modernisation

    Incentivising local government modernisation

    10 Sep 14 - NSW Division
    The NSW Government has announced a record funding package of $1 billion to incentivise councils to modernise, with $258 million in funding for councils who choose to amalgamate.

  • Property Industry Survey shows optimism returning to the Northern Territory

    17 Apr 14 - NT Division
    The latest Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey index has shown Northern Territory to be one of only two states or territories to record a rise in positive sentiment.

  • Brisbane office market must transition

    07 Aug 14 - QLD Division
    Record high vacancy in Brisbane’s CBD office market is a clear indication of the need for a coordinated strategy to facilitate the transformation and re-lifting of older office buildings, according to the Property Council of Australia.

  • Daniel Gannon appointed SA Executive Director

    20 Aug 14 - SA Division
    The Property Council of Australia has announced Daniel Gannon as its new South Australian 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.


Council plans to make Perth energy resilient

01 Sep 14
The City of Perth has announced that it will safeguard the city against climate change and the impacts of rising energy demands with an initiative called Towards an Energy Resilient City.

EEO repeal good for property industry

EEO repeal good for property industry

08 Sep 14 - Property Week
The Property Council welcomes the news that the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) scheme is to be repealed, saying it will help lessen the regulatory burden on property companies.


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.


Housing construction continues to climb

01 Sep 14
June quarter figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that residential building work continues to strengthen, up 2.2 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms, with nearly $13.40 billion worth of work done.

Report highlights bullish residential construction sector

Report highlights bullish residential construction sector

08 Sep 14 - Property Week
The outlook for residential construction is strong, despite a gap in activity, according to the Australian Residential Development Outlook, a new report by RP Data and the Residential Development Council.


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

SA planning reforms good for growth

15 Sep 14
The Property Council says the proposals put forward in a recent report by South Australia’s Expert Panel on Planning Reform will help to unlock much-needed investment and development projects for the state.

ESL increase must be fair

ESL increase must be fair

15 Sep 14 - Property Week
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).

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


  • 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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