‘Double whammy’ for Sydney home hunters


Yesterday - Property Week
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.

Diversification drives super investment


Yesterday - Property Week
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.

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Power Program

Wednesday, 29 Jul 15
The countdown is on. It’s only 80 days until the biggest gathering on the property industry’s calendar – The Property Congress.

People Watch

Ruth Palmer
04 Jun 2015
Ruth Palmer is the Director of the Northern Territory Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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  • “It’s Time” – to move to Tasmania

    “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.


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    Yesterday - VIC Division
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  • Young Perth Property Stars Reach New Heights

    27 Jul 15 - WA Division
    Clare van Drunen has been named the Stan Perron Young Achiever of the Year and Stewart Doran has been named the Stan Perron Lighthouse Award Winer at the Property Council’s Future Directions Young Achiever Awards night.


  • Online shopping popular in emerging markets

    14 Jul 15 - SCCA
    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.


  • Report card sounds warning on housing affordability

    04 Jun 15 - Residential Development Council
    Poor planning is holding up new housing and adding to costs for home buyers, finds the most comprehensive national assessment of Australia’s planning framework ever undertaken.

Retirement Living

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.

Sustainability

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.

Office

Permanent office withdrawals reshape our CBDs


Yesterday
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

Yesterday - 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.

Residential

Owner occupier finance drop for May but ...


13 Jul 15
Despite a drop for May, lending finance for owner occupation continues to provide the base of new home construction into 2016 according to the release of latest ABS Lending Finance figures today.

Industry upbeat despite lending fall

Industry upbeat despite lending fall

14 Jul 15 - Property Week
Despite a drop for May, lending finance for owner occupation and new housing construction is up for the year to the end of May, according to the latest data released by the ABS.

Retail

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

Asia-Pacific unlisted funds outperforms US, ...


21 Apr 15
Returns from Asia-Pacific unlisted funds have accelerated past their competitors in Europe and the US, according to research from GREFI.

Australia a magnet for Chinese capital

Australia a magnet for Chinese capital

14 Jul 15 - Property Week
Australia attracted over one-quarter of the Chinese capital that flowed into global real estate in Q1, 2015 – with Sydney and Melbourne the primary targets, according to a new report from CBRE.

Advocacy

Start of COAG discussion welcome, don't forget ...


23 Jul 15
The Property Council of Australia welcomes the first steps taken by our First Ministers towards major reform of Australia’s Federation after the special COAG leaders’ summit in Sydney while reminding leaders not to forget some fundamental objectives of reform.

Corridors of Power

Corridors of Power

Yesterday - Property Week
First steps taken towards federation and tax reform by our leaders; Social Services Minister Scott Morrison speaks out about housing supply; and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announces sustainability policy at Labor’s national conference. Stay up to date with all the latest government developments affecting the property industry here each week.

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Research

  • 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

    Visit www.propertyoz.com.au/officemarketreport 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.
 

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