Mid-year drop in residential construction value

26 Aug 15 - Fiona Benson
The value of new residential construction work completed fell nationally by 3 per cent in seasonal terms for the June 2015 quarter according to the latest ABS Construction Work Done release.

Economic reform top priority for business ...

25 Aug 15 - Property Week
Treasurer Joe Hockey warns that Australia’s taxation system is hindering economic growth while business leaders call for a better tax mix in the lead-up to the National Reform Summit.

Report reveals threat of looming seniors’ housing crisis

Report reveals threat of looming seniors’ housing crisis

Australia will face a seniors’ housing crisis without “urgent change” to state and local planning systems to enable the development of more retirement villages, according to new research commissioned by the Property Council of Australia.



Reform debate gathers momentum

Wednesday, 26 Aug 15
Major economic reform has never been easy, but it sure seems hard work these days.

People Watch

Lesleigh Thompson
03 Aug 2015
Lesleigh Thompson has joined the Property Council of Australia as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.

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  • Opportunities for Canberra’s vacant offices

    Opportunities for Canberra’s vacant offices

    06 Aug 15 - ACT Division
    While Canberra’s office market has posted a slight decrease in vacancy over the last six months, the nation’s capital continues to record the second highest vacancy rate in the country.

  • Demand surges in Sydney CBD

    06 Aug 15 - NSW Division
    Sydney’s strong economy has underpinned robust demand and the lowest vacancy rates for over five years across the CBD office market, according to the Property Council’s Office Market Report.

  • North Australia

    17 Aug 15 - NT Division
    The Property Council NT Division has been actively engaged with key personnel involved in unlocking the North's potential through the Our North, Our Future – White Paper on North Australia Development Overview.

  • Office market in transition

    06 Aug 15 - QLD Division
    The vacancy rate in Brisbane’s CBD office market has declined for the first time in three years, according to the Property Council of Australia’s latest Office Market Report released today.

  • Bulldoze barriers to reduce office vacancy rates

    06 Aug 15 - SA Division
    Office vacancy in the Adelaide CBD market is treading water over the six months to July 2015 with significant amounts of space due to come online in the second half of the year.

  • “It’s Time” – to move to Tasmania

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

  • Quality market drives Melbourne vacancy rate down

    06 Aug 15 - VIC Division
    Melbourne’s office market has strengthened over the past six months according to the Property Council of Australia’s Office Market Report released today.

  • Perth’s Infill Dilemma

    19 Aug 15 - WA Division
    Has the Perth community ever examined the question about how we want our city to grow as deeply as it is now?

  • International Residential Property Measurement

    25 Aug 15 - Residential Development Council
    Next month the International Property Measurement Standard Coalition – a group of more than 60 professional and standards-setting organisations from around the world – will finalise consultation on a new measurement standard for residential property.

Retirement Living

Nominations open for Rising Generation award

21 Jul 15
Nominations are now open for the Property Council’s Rising Generation Award for 2015, which aims to recognise young professionals who display innovation and leadership in their work, and uphold the values of the retirement living industry.

First census on retirement living offers critical insights

First census on retirement living offers critical insights

20 Aug 15 - Fiona Benson and Heather Gilmore
The most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of Australia’s retirement village sector has revealed invaluable insights into an increasingly important part of Australia’s housing landscape.


Shaking it up at Green Cities 2016

18 Aug 15
A discussion on the fringes of the industry has transformed over the last decade into a mainstream conversation, say industry specialists reflecting on the evolution of Green Cities.

Industry anticipates GRESB results

Industry anticipates GRESB results

18 Aug 15 - Property Week
GRESB has become the industry benchmark for investors looking to evaluate the sustainability performance of property portfolios, says JLL’s Chris Nunn in the lead-up to the global release of 2015 results.


Small is big news in Australia’s office market

25 Aug 15
An increase in small tenants is creating a changing landscape for building owners in CBD office markets across the country, finds Colliers International’s latest CBD Office Research & Forecast Report.

RICS to be recognised in commercial leases

RICS to be recognised in commercial leases

25 Aug 15 - Property Week
Changing commercial property leases to incorporate the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will reflect market changes, meet international demand and future proof leasing documents.


Owner occupier finance up, investor loans ...

11 Aug 15
An increase in lending finance for owner occupiers, recorded in the latest figures from the ABS, will support continued new housing activity says the Property Council of Australia.

Construction growth at risk from tightening lending rules

Construction growth at risk from tightening lending rules

11 Aug 15 - Property Week
APRA’s macroprudential measures support a strong banking system, but new policies from individual banks will affect development approvals and put pressure on house prices, says the Residential Development Council.


Institutional investors pump up retail spend

18 Aug 15
Cashed up institutional investors have spent more than $4.5 billion on sub-regional and neighbourhood retail centres in the 12 months to June, finds the latest Savills Australia research.

Federation Centres continues asset sales

Federation Centres continues asset sales

18 Aug 15 - Property Week
Following the recent sale of its Lutwyche City retail centre in Brisbane for $65 million, Federation Centres has off-loaded another four retail centres for a total of $153.1 million.

Infrastructure & Planning

Planning must be geared for growth

11 Aug 15
A plan for West Australia’s Perth and Peel regions is laudable, but lacks the clarity needed to guide the growth of a community that will be home to 3.5 million people by 2050.

Making Western Australia grow

Making Western Australia grow

18 Aug 15 - Property Week
Prioritising $4.5 billion of infrastructure investment will unlock $2.4 billion in property development, generate $27 billion in economic activity and create 32,500 new jobs in West Australia, finds a new Property Council report.

Capital Markets

Diversification drives super investment

28 Jul 15
Diversification is driving superannuation funds to consider investing in new sectors beyond commercial and retail property and to seek opportunities offshore, says QIC’s Brian Delaney.

Investors look to expand property portfolios

Investors look to expand property portfolios

04 Aug 15 - Property Week
Low interest rates and a steady cyclical recovery in global markets prove positive for property values, finds the LaSalle Investment Management’s Mid-Year 2015 Investment Strategy Annual.


Treasurers should progress real tax reform

21 Aug 15
Australia's treasurers have the opportunity to achieve concrete progress on reforming the taxation system when they meet in Canberra today.

Corridors of Power

Corridors of Power

25 Aug 15 - Property Week
Treasurer Joe Hockey proposes income tax cut for the next election, Australia’s treasurers meet to discuss tax reform, new foreign investment laws introduced to Parliament and Minister Scott Morrison confirms support for negative gearing. Stay up-to-date with all the latest government developments affecting the property industry here each week.

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  • July 2015 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 6.3% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 8.1% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 15.3% icon arrow green down
    Brisbane CBD 15.0% icon arrow green down
    Perth CBD 16.6%
    Adelaide CBD 13.5%

    Visit the Office Market Report Website for more information.


  • Q1 2015 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  10.7% green arrow up
    Retail  10.9% green arrow up
    Office  10.2% green arrow up
    Industrial  12.4% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  36.7% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  14.3% green arrow up
    J.P. Morgan, GBI Global, Australia, Unhedged index in AUS, 7-10 Years, AUD  21.1% green arrow up
    Visit IPD Australia's website for more information.
  • June 2015 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 7.4%
    Residential (5 Year) 5.9%
    Residential (10 Year) 3.2%
    Non-Residential (3 Year) -0.8%
    Non-Residential (5 Year) 0.7%
    Non-Residential (10 Year) 2.0%
    Engineering (3 Year) -10.0%
    Engineering (5 Year) -5.8%
    Engineering (10 Year) -1.6%
    Visit www.cfc.acif.com.au for more information.