Australian commercial property returns continue ...

Today - Property Week
The latest Property Council/IPD Australia All Property Index results showed the highest total return recorded since June 2012, continuing a growth trend seen in recent quarters.

DEXUS identifies office demand influences

Today - Property Week
DEXUS Property Group’s ‘Birds Take Flight’ report identifies key megatrends shaping office demand and how they’re creating both opportunities and threats for businesses over the long term.

Property Council appoints new COO and QLD Executive Director

Property Council appoints new COO and QLD Executive Director

The Property Council of Australia has appointed Kathy Mac Dermott as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chris Mountford as Queensland Executive Director.



The place to ride a bicycle

Thursday, 20 Nov 14
With world-class cycling infrastructure, from bike paths and cycle lanes, mountain bike tracks and a stunning circuit around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra is a great place to ride a bike.

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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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.


IOF joins list of global climate leaders

10 Nov 14
Investa Office Fund (IOF) has been added to the A-List of the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014, making it one of only six Australian ASX listed companies on the A-List.

Awards recognise star sustainable projects

Awards recognise star sustainable projects

10 Nov 14 - Property Week
The NSW Government Environment and Heritage Department Awards has announced the winners of the 2014 Green Globe Awards, which celebrate leadership and innovation in sustainability across NSW.


Strong recovery for Sydney CBD office in 2016

17 Nov 14
Sydney’s CBD office market may be well positioned for a strong upswing over the next two years off the back of a stronger NSW economy, with a new report from BIS Shrapnel presaging strong recovery in 2016.

Half of current jobs face extinction by 2025

Half of current jobs face extinction by 2025

17 Nov 14 - Property Week
The Australian workplace is poised for a radical overhaul as technology and innovation reshape the employment landscape over the next 15 years, according to new research from CBRE and Genesis.


High-rise residential sector in good health

20 Oct 14
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.

Sydney and Melbourne lead home value growth

Sydney and Melbourne lead home value growth

10 Nov 14 - Property Week
The latest RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index shows the combined capital cities recorded a 1.0 per cent capital gain in the month of October, with Sydney and Melbourne leading the way.


Foreign retailers set course for regional ...

20 Oct 14
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.

2014 QLD Shopping Centre Directory - OUT NOW!

2014 QLD Shopping Centre Directory - OUT NOW!

18 Nov 14 - Kristina Mastrullo
The 2014 edition of the QLD Shopping Centre Directory has arrived!

Infrastructure & Planning

Howard Smith Wharves project gets closer

27 Oct 14
A riverside site in Brisbane is one step closer to being redeveloped following the successful tender for the Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation project by the HSW Consortium, a company associated with Adam Flaskas and Elisha Bickle.

Opportunity unlocked by Regional Plan delay

Opportunity unlocked by Regional Plan delay

17 Nov 14 - Property Week
Recently the Property Council received confirmation from the Queensland Government that the South East Queensland Regional Plan will undergo further revision and development before its release in 2015.

Capital Markets

Rapid rise in Chinese outbound investment

03 Nov 14
Chinese outbound investment in commercial property is growing rapidly, with private enterprises and individual investors driving the expansion, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield.

Myths busted: The truth about trusts and tax

Myths busted: The truth about trusts and tax

03 Nov 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.

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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