Leadership applauded at awards

Yesterday - Property Council
Mirvac Group’s 8 Chifley has been named the Australian Development of the Year, with Harry Triguboff and John Roberts inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame at the 2015 Innovation and Excellence Awards.

East Coast CBD office demand surges in Q1

Yesterday - Property Council
East coast CBD office demand reached a four-year high in the March 2015 quarter, but business confidence and consumer sentiment remain subdued, according to the DEXUS ‘Australian Real Estate Quarterly Review Q2/2015’.

Harry Triguboff and John Roberts inducted into Property Hall of Fame

Harry Triguboff and John Roberts inducted into Property Hall of Fame

Two visionaries who have made their mark on skylines both in Australia and around the world – Harry Triguboff AO and John C Roberts AO – have been be inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame.



New president, new board

Wednesday, 29 Apr 15
Our new strategy has set the course. Now, we have a new Board to steer the ship

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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  • SA property confidence drops again

    SA property confidence drops again

    23 Apr 15 - SA Division
    Confidence levels in South Australia’s property sector have dipped for the second consecutive quarter, according to a leading indicator of business sentiment.

  • Expectations of economic growth

    23 Apr 15 - TAS Division
    Industry leaders in the Tasmanian property and construction sector have continued to express their positive expectations about doing business in Tasmania according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey.

  • Steady as she goes for property in 2015

    23 Apr 15 - VIC Division
    Business sentiment for the Victorian property sector has remained steady in the June 2015 quarter.

  • WA Government Plan Supports Perth’s Growth

    04 May 15 - WA Division
    The State Government’s Perth and Peel@3.5million plan provides a platform to support the increased density of Perth.

  • NBN New Developments Committee update

    18 Mar 15 - Residential Development Council
    The Federal Government's new Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Developments Policy is currently being finalised, however some new charges have already come into effect while others have been deferred.

Retirement Living

Unlocking home equity solution to ageing ...

06 Mar 15
Unlocking home equity for seniors may not be the sexiest proposal around but it is one of the smartest and will help save the Budget from a full-scale blow out, according to new research released by the Property Council of Australia.

Australia’s first retirement living census on the way

Australia’s first retirement living census on the way

23 Mar 15 - Property Week
The Property Council of Australia and leading professional services firm PwC are building on their 2014 partnership to deliver Australia’s first ever Retirement Census in 2015.


GBCA partners with GRESB

23 Mar 15
The Green Building Council of Australia has formed a partnership with GRESB to advance reporting on environmental, social and economic performance in Australia’s real estate sector.

2015 GRESB Survey now open

2015 GRESB Survey now open

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
The 2015 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey is currently open for submissions. Participation in the survey has grown by 220 per cent since its launch in 2009.


Canadian fund enters Australian market

Canadian fund enters Australian market

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
Canadian fund manager Ivanhoé Cambridge has made its first foray into Australia's property market with a share of Sydney CBD office building.


Record housing construction at risk from new ...

04 May 15
Building approvals have broken records again, rising to an all-time high of 210,484 for the 12 months to March 2015 in seasonally adjusted terms but new taxes jeopardise this success.

Record low rates, record high approvals

Record low rates, record high approvals

Yesterday - Property Council
The RBA’s decision yesterday has taken interest rates to historic lows, while the latest ABS data released on Monday shows building approvals at another record high.


Retailers capitalise on stand-alone space

Retailers capitalise on stand-alone space

Yesterday - Property Council
A strong market and high volume of lease renewals has maintained low vacancy rates within NSW’s established homemaker centres, says CBRE.

Infrastructure & Planning

Infrastructure levies sits idle

28 Apr 15
More than $1 billion collected from levies sits unspent in the accounts of councils across Sydney – and it continues to grow as councils fail to plan, fund and build essential infrastructure.

Changes to National Capital Plan

Changes to National Capital Plan

Yesterday - Property Council
A review of the National Capital Plan aims to streamline planning and cut red tape, a move cautiously welcomed by Canberra’s property industry.

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.


Negative gearing debate reignites

Negative gearing debate reignites

28 Apr 15 - Property Week
While the Prime Minister has ruled out changes to negative gearing, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has suggested that concessions may be tightened under a Labor Government.

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  • 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.