UK’s ‘city deal’

22 Jul 14 - Greg Clark
Australian governments could adapt a British model for encouraging economic growth to fund infrastructure growth.

Residential boom creating employment ...

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
Employment opportunities in the residential sector of the construction and property industries is seeing a boost, according to recruitment firm Hays.

Property industry confident for the future

Property industry confident for the future

Property industry confidence remains high despite falling expectations for Australia’s national economic growth.



The power of partnerships

Friday, 04 Jul 14
Creating a memorable city is our collective responsibility, says the new Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority, Malcolm Snow.

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People Watch

Nick Proud, Executive Director – RDC
24 Feb 2014
Nick Proud has been appointed as Executive Director of the Residential Development Council.

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Retirement Living

The case for retirement villages

14 Jul 14
We know that 98 per cent of Australian retirement village residents would strongly disagree with Alan Kohler's views on the retirement village industry, expressed in his recent Business Spectator column.

Nominate a rising star

Nominate a rising star

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
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.


Mirvac unveils new green strategy

03 Feb 14
Mirvac’s new sustainability strategy includes ambitious plans to produce more energy than it uses by 2030 and to host a high-level event on the future of place-making.

Companies join research effort to cut carbon

Companies join research effort to cut carbon

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


Demand for Sydney office space increases

14 Jul 14
According to the DEXUS Office Demand Barometer, there was mild improvement in conditions for tenant demand for Sydney CBD office space during the June 2014 quarter.

Forward funding deals driving office market

Forward funding deals driving office market

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
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.


Australia’s hottest housing markets

14 Jul 14
The 2014 edition of the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) Population & Residential Building Hotspots report reveals the nation’s hottest housing markets are located in the ACT, Victoria and WA.

Make them the havens we imagine

Make them the havens we imagine

15 Jul 14 - Livable Housing Place
Livable Housing Australia’s standards have industry working rapidly towards safer homes.


Mix and match

08 Jul 14
We are seeing a resurgence of higher density projects in our inner cities, and mixed-use developments are meeting the challenge.

Office workers ensure retail success

Office workers ensure retail success

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
Urbis surveyed 3700 office workers to evaluate their weekly shopping habits and found that the average city office worker spends more than half of their annual retail spending while at work.

Infrastructure & Planning

Manhattan infrastructure model may suit Sydney

Manhattan infrastructure model may suit Sydney

06 Jun 14 - Property Week
Sydney's growing population creates demand for inner-city education and healthcare facilities, which is why Manhattan’s successful infrastructure growth model might work: JLL.

Capital Markets

REIT investors reap rewards

30 Jun 14
The Australian Financial Review (AFR) reports that investors in real estate investment trusts (REITs) will receive a $3.5-billion windfall as part of the biggest distribution payout in the sector’s history.

Response to Asia Region Funds Passport

Response to Asia Region Funds Passport

21 Jul 14 - Property Week
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.

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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.


  • January 2014 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 9.0%
    Melbourne CBD 8.7% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 12.9%
    Brisbane CBD 14.2%
    Perth CBD 9.0%
    Adelaide CBD 12.4%

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  • Q4 2013 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.6% green arrow up
    Retail  9.3% green arrow up
    Office  9.7% green arrow up
    Industrial  11.0% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  7.2% Icon - down
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  21.1% Icon - down
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  -3.1% Icon - down
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  • 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%
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