High-rise residential sector in good health

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) Crane Index shows that 324 cranes were in place in September across Australia’s capital cities, a 52 per cent increase in number year-on-year.

Stockland and AMP Capital in retail centre deals

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
Stockland has been active in the Queensland retail property market, completing a sale in Townsville and an acquisition in Bundaberg, with both deals involving funds managed by AMP Capital.

Property industry confidence spells good news for broader economy

Property industry confidence spells good news for broader economy

Australia’s property industry plans to hire more staff and increase construction activity, despite some mixed levels of confidence across the country.



Confident property industry

Monday, 20 Oct 14
Last week's ANZ/Property Council Survey reveals a confident property industry making a strong contribution to broader economic growth.

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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.


WGBC report aligns office design to health

07 Oct 14
A new World Green Building Council report points to “overwhelming evidence” that office design impacts health and productivity, including productivity gains of up to 11 per cent by improving indoor air quality alone.

GPT awarded first Green Star – Performance rating

GPT awarded first Green Star – Performance rating

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
The first Green Star – Performance rating has been awarded to GPT Group for 800 Bourke Street, Melbourne. The building has demonstrated it meets best-practice benchmarks for sustainable building operations.


Knight Frank launches Global Cities Report 2015

26 Sep 14
Sydney ranks fifth among 15 global cities in rental forecasts, says the Knight Frank Global Cities Report 2015, which forecasts the effect of 1.1 billion new city dwellers on the office market over the next five years.

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.


Mixed-use development for Woolloongabba

13 Oct 14
One of Brisbane’s largest inner-city mixed-use developments will be built in Woolloongabba, with the estimated end value of the project expected to exceed $500 million.

16 per-cent boost creates housing starts record

16 per-cent boost creates housing starts record

15 Oct 14 - Property Council
A record June quarter dwelling starts figure of 47,558 is providing a much needed boost to housing supply for a nation that has underbuilt for the past decade.


SCCA Marketing Awards finalists announced

26 Sep 14
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.

Vacancies fall in large-format retail

Vacancies fall in large-format retail

20 Oct 14 - Property Week
Large-format retail is back in favour as vacancy levels drop significantly with growing supply to meet increasing demand, according to research by Colliers International.

Infrastructure & Planning

Harden up and get on with the job

10 Oct 14
The current generation of property developers and investors, as well as the next, will be charged with the responsibility of delivering the wherewithal to make our nation liveable and competitive.

Property Council highlights UK infrastructure wisdom

Property Council highlights UK infrastructure wisdom

14 Oct 14 - Charles Thomas
The Property Council has released a report by KPMG which looks at how the UK City Deal model could revolutionise infrastructure policy in Australia.

Capital Markets

New wave of Chinese investment coming

07 Oct 14
North-east Asian investors are looking overseas for high-quality assets with good returns. It’s exactly what they’ve found in Australia, says Paul Craig, managing director of international investments at Savills.

Australian investment volumes eclipse record

Australian investment volumes eclipse record

13 Oct 14 - Property Week
Investment volumes in Australian commercial real estate reached $10.7 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to an analysis of DTZ Research’s Investment Transaction Database.

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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%

    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.