Daniel Gannon appointed SA Executive Director


20 Aug 14 - Property Council
The Property Council of Australia has announced Daniel Gannon as its new South Australian Executive Director.

Investors follow currency opportunities


18 Aug 14 - Property Week
Knight Frank’s Currency Matters 2014 report, which examines the impact of currency movements on luxury residential markets around the world, shows buyers are increasingly motivated by the opportunities offered by currency movements.

Sydney and Melbourne bypass the post-mining malaise

Sydney and Melbourne bypass the post-mining malaise

The Sydney and Melbourne office markets continue to perform strongly despite national office market vacancy rates rising over the past six months, according to the Property Council of Australia’s latest Office Market Report.

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Soapbox

ICAC revelations

Tuesday, 19 Aug 14
What are we to make of the continuing ICAC revelations in NSW?

People Watch

Ken Morrison – Chief Executive, Property Council
21 Jul 2014
Ken Morrison is the Chief Executive of the Property Council of Australia.

State by State

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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.

Sustainability

Companies join research effort to cut carbon


05 May 14
Property, design and engineering firms partner with the Cooperative Research Centre for Low-Carbon Living to develop buildings that reduce our environmental footprint.

Urban density with the wow factor

Urban density with the wow factor

29 Jul 14 - Kath Walters
MIT’s Kent Larson is building the prototypes for compact, exciting future cities.

Office

Forward funding deals driving office market


21 Jul 14
Forward funding deals have played an instrumental role in getting as many as 30 landmark office projects off the ground in recent years, according to new research by CBRE.

Sydney and Melbourne buck office vacancy trend

Sydney and Melbourne buck office vacancy trend

10 Aug 14 - Property Week
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.

Residential

Strong capital gains trends continue


11 Aug 14
Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra continue their strong capital gains trend, with dwelling values across capital cities nationally up 1.1 per cent in the past quarter.

Meriton partners with Livable Housing Australia

Meriton partners with Livable Housing Australia

18 Aug 14 - Property Week
Apartment developer Meriton has announced it will commit to meeting best practice benchmarks for livable design by joining in a partnership with Livable Housing Australia (LHA).

Retail

International brands shaping Australian retail


04 Aug 14
On the back of Bernie Brookes’ statement that the Australian retail sector is shifting to accommodate international players, American company Williams-Sonoma announced further expansion on Australian shores.

Australia’s food retail concept leads global best practice

Australia’s food retail concept leads global best practice

18 Aug 14 - Property Week
Australia has set the standard in food retail best practice, and international retailers are following suit to establish strong food retail formats in shopping centres, particularly in the US. Robert Welanetz, chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers, spoke about the trend at a shopping centre industry lunch in Sydney last week.

Infrastructure & Planning

Planning reform on the cards in SA


11 Aug 14
South Australia’s Expert Panel on Planning Reform has released for public discussion its Planning Ideas for Reform in South Australia report, complete with 27 big ideas for reform.

Growth plan good for South Australia

Growth plan good for South Australia

18 Aug 14 - Property Week
The Property Council of Australia says the SA Government’s plan to grow the state economy aligns with its policy objective of boosting the state through investment and development.

Capital Markets

Response to Asia Region Funds Passport


21 Jul 14
The Property Council of Australia states in a submission that the proposals contained in the federal government’s consultation paper on an Asia Region Funds Passport will not achieve the main objective of increasing managed funds investment in Asia.

APREA hails birth of Indian REIT market

APREA hails birth of Indian REIT market

11 Aug 14 - Property Week
The Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) has welcomed the Government of India’s proposal to foster a REIT market, which it contends will improve the transparency and professionalism of the Indian real estate market.

Shop Front

Property Australia Winter 2014

Property Australia Winter 2014
Team spirit triumphs: Collaboration and culture at Investa. Plus Kent Larson; Warren Hogan; 30 under 30; and residential and retirement living in focus.

Research

  • 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.
  • October 2013 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 3.4%
    Residential (5 Year) 3.1%
    Residential (10 Year) 2.7%     
    Non-Residential (3 Year) 2.7%
    Non-Residential (5 Year) 3.3%
    Non-Residential (10 Year) 3.0%
    Engineering (3 Year) -0.6%
    Engineering (5 Year) -0.7%
    Engineering (10 Year) -0.7%
    Visit www.cfc.acif.com.au for more information.

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