Winners and losers in divergent property market

Yesterday - Property Week
All the economic indicators suggest Australia’s two-speed economy is accelerating, with the Sydney and Melbourne property markets going gangbusters while other capital cities lag behind, says The Australian’s property editor, Turi Condon.

Time for action, not talk, on gender diversity

Yesterday - Property Week
After driving the diversity agenda in the property and construction industry for two decades, businesswoman Carol Schwartz says she’s “tired of talking about it” and it’s time to take action.

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Shelter from the storm

Wednesday, 05 Aug 15
If you’re reading this, then I’ll bet you’ve led a fortunate life – with a rewarding job, career prospects and a steady income.

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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Nominations open for Rising Generation award

Nominations open for Rising Generation award

21 Jul 15 - Property Week
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.


Australand secures nation's largest portfolio ...

16 Jun 15
Australand now has 1.3 million sqm of Green Star-certified space, after securing the nation’s first Green Star – Performance portfolio rating for 54 commercial and industrial properties.

CEFC invests $125m in sustainable property trust

CEFC invests $125m in sustainable property trust

23 Jun 15 - Property Week
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is committing up to $125 million in a $400 million trust which will invest in energy upgrades of ageing office stock.


Permanent office withdrawals reshape our CBDs

28 Jul 15
Permanent withdrawals of office stock across major east coast CBD and fringe markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will accelerate in 2015, according to Knight Frank’s latest research.

Offshore investor wins sought-after Investa portfolio

Offshore investor wins sought-after Investa portfolio

28 Jul 15 - Property Week
China Investment Corporation’s (CIC) $A2.45 billion acquisition of the Investa property portfolio sends a signal to the industry and sets a new high watermark for direct real estate transactions in Australia.


‘Double whammy’ for Sydney home hunters

28 Jul 15
With average Sydney house prices soaring above the $1 million mark, home buyers are enduring a “double whammy” of rampaging property prices and higher stamp duty bills, says the Property Council.

Record building approvals but figures moderating

Record building approvals but figures moderating

30 Jul 15 - Fiona Benson
Despite reaching new record levels for the year, building approvals are showing the first signs of having peaked according to the latest ABS data for June released on Thursday.


Nominations open for SCCA Marketing Awards

07 Jul 15
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Shopping Centre Council of Australia Marketing Awards, including the prestigious Sabina Rust Memorial Prize for Campaign of the Year.

Online shopping popular in emerging markets

Online shopping popular in emerging markets

14 Jul 15 - Property Week
A new survey from CBRE has revealed that online shopping has overtaken bricks-and-mortar retail as the most popular method of purchase in certain Asian markets, particularly for Generation Z.

Infrastructure & Planning

Taking politics out of infrastructure

30 Jun 15
A new independent body, established to guide Victoria’s infrastructure and planning priorities and oversee growth over the next 30 years, has been welcomed by the property industry.

Budget highlights infrastructure challenge

Budget highlights infrastructure challenge

21 Jul 15 - Property Week
No new or increased taxes and renewed commitment to the first home owners’ grant are applauded by industry, but funding infrastructure projects remains a challenge for the Queensland Government.

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

Yesterday - 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.


Negative gearing builds wealth for middle ...

01 Aug 15
The Property Council of Australia welcomes comments from Treasurer Joe Hockey reported in Weekend Australian that there is “no merit” in changing negative gearing for residential property.

Corridors of Power

Corridors of Power

Yesterday - Property Week
Treasurer Joe Hockey confirms no merit in changing negative gearing; a new Speaker in Canberra and building ministers meet in Melbourne. Stay up to date with all the latest government developments affecting the property industry here each week.

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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

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  • 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
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  • 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%
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