China’s property market: arresting the slide


Today - Geoff Raby
China’s government is moving quickly to put a floor under the weakening property market. Its goal is to prevent this key sector causing wider economic effects as the market’s cyclical adjustment extends.

No tax dodging at Australia's major property ...


Today - Property Council
Reports in today’s Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers alleging Australia’s listed property companies are paying less than their fair share of tax are completely untrue and fail to understand how property trusts work.

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’.

Multimedia

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Getting Regional Planning Right

Tuesday, 23 Sep 14
In late 2013, the Queensland Government commenced its review of the South East Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP) 2009-2031.

People Watch

Daniel Gannon
22 Sep 2014
Daniel Gannon is the Executive Director of the South Australian Division of the Property Council of Australia.

State by State

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  • Property Industry Survey shows optimism returning to the Northern Territory

    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.


  • Action to revitalise our CBD

    19 Sep 14 - QLD Division
    Following last month’s Townsville CBD Revitalisation Workshop, the Property Council and Townsville Chamber of Commerce have today released a report summarising the outcomes of the day.


  • 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.

Sustainability

GPT Group asserts sustainability credentials


22 Sep 14
The GPT Group has been named the most sustainable property company globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2014/15, securing top spot for the fourth time in six years.

Rory Martin named Future Green Leader

Rory Martin named Future Green Leader

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
Rory Martin, national sustainability manager with dwp|suters, was named the Green Building Council of Australia’s 2014 Future Green Leader at the launch last week of the Future Green Leaders network in Sydney.

Office

Fringe office markets attract investors

Fringe office markets attract investors

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
A high level of interest from foreign investors in office property is driving up asset valuations across some locations, leading buyers to fringe areas in major cities, according to Australian Unity Real Estate Investment.

Residential

Cost of capital city land on the rise


22 Sep 14
A buoyant property market has led to an overall increase in land costs, according to RP Data, with median selling prices for capital city land up six per cent over FY 2013–2014.

Everyone wins with overseas investment

Everyone wins with overseas investment

23 Sep 14 - Ben Hurley
Why foreign buyers of residential real estate are a boon for Australia.

Retail

Optimistic outlook for shopping centres


22 Sep 14
According to the latest m3property Shopping Centre report, the outlook for shopping centres in Australia is cautiously optimistic, with a rebound in consumer confidence expected to support retail sales growth and leasing demand into the future.

SCCA Marketing Awards finalists announced

SCCA Marketing Awards finalists announced

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
Now that the finalists for the Shopping Centre Council of Australia Marketing Awards 2014 have been announced, the judges will determine the best shopping centre marketing campaigns of the past year.

Infrastructure & Planning

Melbourne’s East West Link under threat


22 Sep 14
The Victorian State Opposition’s announcement that, if elected, it will abandon the East West Link project (Stage 1) has sent a shockwave through the property industry and threatens to derail planning for the state’s growth.

Plan to revitalise Townsville CBD released

Plan to revitalise Townsville CBD released

26 Sep 14 - Property Week
The Property Council and the Townsville Chamber of Commerce have released a report outlining key steps for reinvigorating Townsville’s CBD and making it the vibrant heart of the region.

Capital Markets

AREIT's performance rebounds from GFC woes


08 Sep 14
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.

Foreign capital flocks to Australia

Foreign capital flocks to Australia

22 Sep 14 - Property Week
Australia’s commercial real estate sector continues to be attractive for foreign capital, according to a CBRE report on the increasing appeal of the country as an investment destination.

Advocacy

GreenPower at risk under RET changes


24 Sep 14
The highly successful GreenPower program faces a precarious future if proposed changes to the Renewable Energy Target go ahead, according to the Property Council of Australia.

Strong housing activity and strong financial system not mutually exclusive

Strong housing activity and strong financial system not mutually exclusive

26 Sep 14 - Property Council
The RBA needs to exercise caution before introducing macro-prudential reforms which may give rise to unintended outcomes according to the Property Council of Australia.

Shop Front

Property Australia Spring 2014

Property Australia Spring 2014
Growth and diversity: Stephen Conry's twin passions

Research

  • 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%

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


     

  • 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
    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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