Urban density with the wow factor

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

NSW’s Bays Precinct biggest project since ...

28 Jul 14 - Property Week
NSW will have a ‘showcase project of urban renewal’ when Sydney’s inner-harbour Bays Precinct gets a makeover from international experts, the Property Council of Australia says.

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


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.


Residential boom creating employment ...

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

Stamp out stamp duty to encourage labour movement

Stamp out stamp duty to encourage labour movement

28 Jul 14 - Property Council
Abolishing stamp duty is the key to creating a more flexible and mobile workforce according to Australia’s leading property industry association.


Office workers ensure retail success

21 Jul 14
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.

Retail investment on the rise

Retail investment on the rise

28 Jul 14 - Property Week
In a strong sign that retail investment activity is picking up, DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF) has acquired two sub-regional NSW shopping centres for a total of $159.7 million plus acquisition costs.

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%

    Visit www.propertyoz.com.au/officemarketreport for more information.


  • 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
    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.