GreenPower at risk under RET changes

Today - Property Council
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.

Everyone wins with overseas investment

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

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’.



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.

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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.


Ken Morrison appointed to GBCA board

18 Sep 14
Ken Morrison, Property Council of Australia chief executive, has been appointed to the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) board of directors.

GPT Group asserts sustainability credentials

GPT Group asserts sustainability credentials

22 Sep 14 - Property Week
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.


Sydney and Melbourne buck office vacancy trend

10 Aug 14
National office market vacancy rates have risen over the past six months, but Sydney and Melbourne have emerged as the exceptions with falling vacancy rates due to solid demand for office space, according to the Property Council of Australia’s latest Office Market Report.

RELEASED: Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

RELEASED: Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

11 Sep 14 - Property Council of Australia
The Property Council is pleased to release the Spring 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office, a supplement to the Office Market Report.


Report card for city planning

22 Sep 14
The Property Council is rating state government performance in city planning for an upcoming research report. You can help by completing a survey to help gauge each state’s performance accurately.

Cost of capital city land on the rise

Cost of capital city land on the rise

22 Sep 14 - Property Week
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.


International retailers eye off Sydney

15 Sep 14
International high street fashion brands are making their move into the Australian retail space, with major names taking up tenancy in North Ryde’s Macquarie Centre and Sydney CBD’s Sydney Arcade.

Optimistic outlook for shopping centres

Optimistic outlook for shopping centres

22 Sep 14 - Property Week
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.

Infrastructure & Planning

Contractor named for Gold Coast Games

15 Sep 14
Construction firm Hansen Yuncken has been appointed contractor for the construction and upgrade of two showcase sports facilities that will be used during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Melbourne’s East West Link under threat

Melbourne’s East West Link under threat

22 Sep 14 - Property Week
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.

Capital Markets

Asian outbound investment beyond gateway cities

08 Sep 14
Asian outbound investment continues to show strength, reporting 40 per cent year-on-year growth in the first half of 2014 to hit US$16.2 billion (AU$17.4 billion), according to new research by CBRE.

AREIT's performance rebounds from GFC woes

AREIT's performance rebounds from GFC woes

08 Sep 14 - Property Week
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.

Shop Front

Property Australia Spring 2014

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


  • 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%

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  • 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
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  • 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%
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