Urban density with the wow factor

Today - Kath Walters
MIT’s Kent Larson is building the prototypes for compact, exciting future cities.

NSW’s Bays Precinct biggest project since ...

Yesterday - Property Week
NSW will have a ‘showcase project of urban renewal’ when Sydney’s inner-harbour Bays Precinct gets a makeover from international experts, the Property Council of Australia says.

Property industry confident for the future

Property industry confident for the future

Property industry confidence remains high despite falling expectations for Australia’s national economic growth.



The power of partnerships

Friday, 04 Jul 14
Creating a memorable city is our collective responsibility, says the new Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority, Malcolm Snow.

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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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  • Queensland’s property industry anticipates a strong financial year

    Queensland’s property industry anticipates a strong financial year

    10 Jul 14 - QLD Division
    Sentiment among Queensland’s property industry remains the second most positive in the country according to Australia’s largest business confidence survey, the Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey.

  • Property sector confidence rebounds in SA

    10 Jul 14 - SA Division
    Confidence levels in the South Australian property sector have rebounded according to a leading indicator of business sentiment.

  • Tasmanian property industry’s confidence returns

    17 Apr 14 - TAS Division
    On the back of the March 2014 State election results, Tasmania’s property industry has had a seven point jump in confidence, according to the latest Property Council/ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey.

  • Finding $50B: new ways to fund and finance infrastructure

    16 Jul 14 - VIC Division
    The Property Council has launched its latest research report, Finding $50B, which showcases innovative ways to fund and finance Victoria's infrastructure wish list over the next ten years.

  • Property confidence hurt by WA Budget

    10 Jul 14 - WA Division
    Overall property industry sentiment in Western Australia has declined, mainly due to the continued downsizing within the resource sector coupled with the fallout of the State Budget.

  • Federation review to look at Federal role in housing

    09 Jul 14 - Residential Development Council
    The Federal Government's Reform of the Federation process has begun and housing is expected to be priority area with a supplementary Housing Issues Paper to be released.

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

Yesterday - 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.


Mirvac unveils new green strategy

03 Feb 14
Mirvac’s new sustainability strategy includes ambitious plans to produce more energy than it uses by 2030 and to host a high-level event on the future of place-making.

Companies join research effort to cut carbon

Companies join research effort to cut carbon

05 May 14 - Property Week
Property, design and engineering firms partner with the Cooperative Research Centre for Low-Carbon Living to develop buildings that reduce our environmental footprint.


Demand for Sydney office space increases

14 Jul 14
According to the DEXUS Office Demand Barometer, there was mild improvement in conditions for tenant demand for Sydney CBD office space during the June 2014 quarter.

Forward funding deals driving office market

Forward funding deals driving office market

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
Forward funding deals have played an instrumental role in getting as many as 30 landmark office projects off the ground in recent years, according to new research by CBRE.


Residential boom creating employment ...

21 Jul 14
Employment opportunities in the residential sector of the construction and property industries is seeing a boost, according to recruitment firm Hays.

Stamp out stamp duty to encourage labour movement

Stamp out stamp duty to encourage labour movement

Yesterday - Property Council
Abolishing stamp duty is the key to creating a more flexible and mobile workforce according to Australia’s leading property industry association.


Office workers ensure retail success

21 Jul 14
Urbis surveyed 3700 office workers to evaluate their weekly shopping habits and found that the average city office worker spends more than half of their annual retail spending while at work.

Retail investment on the rise

Retail investment on the rise

Yesterday - Property Week
In a strong sign that retail investment activity is picking up, DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF) has acquired two sub-regional NSW shopping centres for a total of $159.7 million plus acquisition costs.

Infrastructure & Planning

Manhattan infrastructure model may suit Sydney

Manhattan infrastructure model may suit Sydney

06 Jun 14 - Property Week
Sydney's growing population creates demand for inner-city education and healthcare facilities, which is why Manhattan’s successful infrastructure growth model might work: JLL.

Capital Markets

REIT investors reap rewards

30 Jun 14
The Australian Financial Review (AFR) reports that investors in real estate investment trusts (REITs) will receive a $3.5-billion windfall as part of the biggest distribution payout in the sector’s history.

Response to Asia Region Funds Passport

Response to Asia Region Funds Passport

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
The Property Council of Australia states in a submission that the proposals contained in the federal government’s consultation paper on an Asia Region Funds Passport will not achieve the main objective of increasing managed funds investment in Asia.

Shop Front

Property Australia Winter 2014

Property Australia Winter 2014
Team spirit triumphs: Collaboration and culture at Investa. Plus Kent Larson; Warren Hogan; 30 under 30; and residential and retirement living in focus.


  • January 2014 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 9.0%
    Melbourne CBD 8.7% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 12.9%
    Brisbane CBD 14.2%
    Perth CBD 9.0%
    Adelaide CBD 12.4%

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


  • Q4 2013 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.6% green arrow up
    Retail  9.3% green arrow up
    Office  9.7% green arrow up
    Industrial  11.0% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  7.2% Icon - down
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  21.1% Icon - down
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  -3.1% Icon - down
    Visit IPD Australia's website for more information.
  • October 2013 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 3.4%
    Residential (5 Year) 3.1%
    Residential (10 Year) 2.7%     
    Non-Residential (3 Year) 2.7%
    Non-Residential (5 Year) 3.3%
    Non-Residential (10 Year) 3.0%
    Engineering (3 Year) -0.6%
    Engineering (5 Year) -0.7%
    Engineering (10 Year) -0.7%
    Visit www.cfc.acif.com.au for more information.