Ultra-rich, wealth funds driving property change

14 Apr 14 - Property Week
JLL’s annual market report states that emerging investors in real estate and the rise in wealth of pension funds will drive change in the Australian property market in 2014.

Sydney office demand remains positive

14 Apr 14 - Property Week
The DEXUS Office Demand Barometer shows that conditions in Sydney’s CBD have improved on this time last year, despite a slight fall during the March quarter.

RELEASED: Autumn 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

RELEASED: Autumn 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office

The Property Council is pleased to release the Autumn 2014 Consensus Forecasts Office, a supplement to the Office Market Report.



Bland and boring no more

Wednesday, 05 Mar 14
Everyone has been talking about the latest ‘My City’ survey which confirmed what Canberrans already know: our city is an amazing place to live.

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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  • WA's Women in Property Launched

    WA's Women in Property Launched

    01 Apr 14 - WA Division
    The Property Council has launched the WA Chapter of Women in Property with an interview with Janet Holmes à Court.

  • From the Desk

    06 Mar 14 - Residential Development Council
    As 2014 has moved into full gear, the month of March sees two states go to the polls and the Western Australian Senate will proceed through another election on April 5.

Retirement Living

Downsizing seniors forced out to city edges

03 Jan 14
A new report finds that senior Australians are being forced out of inner and middle ring suburbs they have lived in for their entire lives due to inadequate planning for retirement villages.

Opportunities to grow in retirement living

Opportunities to grow in retirement living

31 Mar 14 - Property Week
New research from professional services firm Deloitte has identified 25 opportunities for economic growth in Australia, among them the expansion in retirement living and residential aged care.


A burning conversation

30 Jan 14
A good business manages its opportunities as well as its risks. But what happens when business risks are shared?

Mirvac unveils new green strategy

Mirvac unveils new green strategy

03 Feb 14 - Property Week
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.


Office investors see beyond the CBD

24 Mar 14
Driven by the search for stock and yields, investors are increasingly looking beyond the capital city CBDs to suburban office markets for opportunities, a new Colliers International report states.

Demand up slightly in East Coast suburban markets

Demand up slightly in East Coast suburban markets

31 Mar 14 - Property Week
The East Coast suburban office market showed an uptick in demand last year, with a positive net absorption of 26,797 sqm, or 0.4 per cent of stock, a Knight Frank report states.


Crane index reveals rise of apartments

07 Apr 14
More cranes are now being devoted to the construction of high-rise apartments in Australian capital cities than to offices, according to Rider Levett Bucknall's crane index.

Home lending continues to increase

Home lending continues to increase

14 Apr 14 - Property Week
ABS housing finance data shows encouraging signs for residential construction. Among the results is a 1 per cent increase in the total value of dwelling commitments from January to February.


GPT fund acquires Northland shopping centre

31 Mar 14
The largest Australian shopping centre transaction since 2008 took place last week, with GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund acquiring a 50 per cent share in Melbourne’s Northland Shopping Centre for $496 million.

Chinese retailers continue to innovate

Chinese retailers continue to innovate

31 Mar 14 - Property Week
Research by Woods Bagot and Knight Frank shows that China has more internet shoppers than any other country, but its shopping complexes are using innovative means to counter the e-commerce threat.

Infrastructure & Planning

Government says Melbourne land supply plentiful

24 Jan 14
Melbourne’s land supply will allow for more than 400,000 homes to be built in the city’s outer corridors, according to the latest figures released by the Urban Development Program.

Property Council supports project facilitation bill

Property Council supports project facilitation bill

31 Mar 14 - Property Council of Australia
The Property Council has welcomed the introduction of a new bill into the ACT Legislative Assembly aimed at reducing inefficient processes and fast-tracking priority developments.

Capital Markets

Westfield secures $22b for restructure

31 Mar 14
Westfield Group (WDC) has locked up $22 billion in funding commitments to finance the restructure it needs to establish the new Westfield Corporation and Scentre Group.

China drives rise in global property investment

China drives rise in global property investment

07 Apr 14 - Property Week
Global commercial property investment transactions look set to rise 15 per cent in 2014, driven largely by Chinese moves into international property, Knight Frank says.

Shop Front

Property Australia Feb/Mar 2014

Property Australia Feb/Mar 2014
Strong Design: John Wardle and the Business of Architecture


  • 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.