OUT NOW! 2015 VIC/TAS Shopping Centre Directory


24 Jun 15 - Property Council Research
The Property Council's Shopping Centre Directories provide a comprehensive listing of shopping centres within each state.

SA stamp duty abolition a green light for ...


23 Jun 15 - Property Week
South Australia is the first state in the nation to abolish stamp duty on commercial property, a move the Property Council says will stimulate confidence and investment in the state.

New research on negative gearing and CGT debunks myths

New research on negative gearing and CGT debunks myths

A new report into the impacts of negative gearing and the capital gains discount shows these measures are helping to boost the supply of new homes, put downward pressure on prices and give ordinary Australians a better chance of entering the property market.

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Stamping out stamp duty

Wednesday, 24 Jun 15
This week has been a tale of two different templates for tax reform.

People Watch

Ruth Palmer
04 Jun 2015
Ruth Palmer is the Director of the Northern Territory Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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Retirement Living

Next step in reform needed to remove penalty ...


07 May 15
Changes announced by the Federal Government today to better target the age pension and ensure it remains on a sustainable footing are welcome, according to the Property Council of Australia, but further reform is needed to ensure downsizing remains a viable option.

Gold standard accreditation for Stockland retirement villages

Gold standard accreditation for Stockland retirement villages

16 Jun 15 - Property Week
Stockland has achieved national Lifemark accreditation for its 49 retirement living villages around Australia, demonstrating a portfolio-wide approach to best practice in retirement village management.

Sustainability

Australand secures nation's largest portfolio of Green Star space

Australand secures nation's largest portfolio of Green Star space

16 Jun 15 - Property Week
Australand now has 1.3 million sqm of Green Star-certified space, after securing the nation’s first Green Star – Performance portfolio rating for 54 commercial and industrial properties.

Office

Education drives CBD office markets


02 Jun 15
Unprecedented growth in international student numbers and the attendant booming apartment market is creating demand for secondary office space by education providers in Sydney and Melbourne, says Savills.

K1 office tower in Fortitude Valley sells for $130m

K1 office tower in Fortitude Valley sells for $130m

16 Jun 15 - Property Week
Impact Investment Group has purchased the K1 office tower, Lend Lease’s first commercial building in Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds redevelopment in the Fortitude Valley, for $130 million.

Residential

FIRB compliance action welcome but planning ...


09 Jun 15
The Property Council of Australia welcomes the Government’s strong enforcement of the rules regarding foreign investment in existing residential property but says in order to improve housing affordability, the top focus for governments must be addressing planning blockages.

Annual rental growth slowest on record

Annual rental growth slowest on record

16 Jun 15 - Property Week
Rental rates have increased at their slowest pace on record, with Sydney and Hobart enjoying the strongest growth, finds the latest CoreLogic RP Data May Rental Index.

Retail

Buoyant housing market boosts retail sector


02 Jun 15
Buoyant housing activity in the past 18 months is fuelling uplift in the retail environment and benefiting retailers, says CBRE’s latest Market Insight Report.

A strong future for retail property

A strong future for retail property

23 Jun 15 - Property Week
The Australian retail sector has faced economic downturns, new retail competitors and the rise of online shopping, but technological advancements and changing consumer preferences are creating opportunities, says TH Real Estate’s Stephen Philp.

Infrastructure & Planning

Smart growth agenda for the Illawarra


09 Jun 15
Housing affordability in the Illawarra must be addressed through local and planning reform, finds the Property Council of Australia’s new research into unlocking the region’s potential.

Density to deliver more sustainable suburbs in Perth

Density to deliver more sustainable suburbs in Perth

23 Jun 15 - Property Week
A group of industry bodies, including the Property Council, call for more infill development and greater housing density to reduce congestion, increase housing affordability, improve liveability and protect Perth’s natural capital.

Capital Markets

CBRE acquires new Johnson Controls business


07 Apr 15
CBRE Group, Inc. announced last week an agreement to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business of Johnson Controls, Inc. in the United States for US$1.475 billion (AU$1.944 billion).

Asia-Pacific unlisted funds outperforms US, Europe

Asia-Pacific unlisted funds outperforms US, Europe

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
Returns from Asia-Pacific unlisted funds have accelerated past their competitors in Europe and the US, according to research from GREFI.

Advocacy

Stamp duty abolition green light for investment


18 Jun 15
The peak body for Australia’s $680 billion property industry has welcomed the abolition of commercial conveyance stamp duties, labelling it a bright green light for investment.

NSW geared for growth, but tax reform still needed

NSW geared for growth, but tax reform still needed

23 Jun 15 - Property Week
The NSW economy is geared for growth off the back of an infrastructure boom but will be better placed to sustain momentum through reforming state taxes, says the Property Council.

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Property Australia Winter 2015

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

Research

  • January 2015 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 7.4% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 9.1%
    Canberra 15.4%
    Brisbane CBD 15.6%
    Perth CBD 14.8%
    Adelaide CBD 13.5% icon arrow green down

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


     

  • Q3 2014 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.9% green arrow up
    Retail  10.0% green arrow up
    Office  9.3% green arrow up
    Industrial  11.4%
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  14.3% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  6.3%
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  7.9% 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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