Asia-Pacific unlisted funds outperforms US, ...


Today - Property Week
Returns from Asia-Pacific unlisted funds have accelerated past their competitors in Europe and the US, according to research from GREFI.

Sydney office demand eases, but still positive


Today - Property Week
Sentiment for office take-up in Sydney’s CBD has suffered a hiccup, but the market is still firmly in recovery mode, according to the latest DEXUS Office Demand Barometer.

Certainty on negative gearing a boost for housing affordability

Certainty on negative gearing a boost for housing affordability

The Property Council of Australia welcomes comments by the Prime Minister today ruling out any changes to negative gearing.

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Celebrating Excellence

Wednesday, 15 Apr 15
One of the Property Council’s most important jobs is to showcase excellence in our industry and next month we will be doing just that at the Innovation and Excellence Awards Gala dinner on 1 May.

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Chris Mountford
20 Nov 2014
Chris Mountford is the Executive Director of the Queensland Division of the Property Council of Australia.

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Retirement Living

Unlocking home equity solution to ageing ...


06 Mar 15
Unlocking home equity for seniors may not be the sexiest proposal around but it is one of the smartest and will help save the Budget from a full-scale blow out, according to new research released by the Property Council of Australia.

Australia’s first retirement living census on the way

Australia’s first retirement living census on the way

23 Mar 15 - Property Week
The Property Council of Australia and leading professional services firm PwC are building on their 2014 partnership to deliver Australia’s first ever Retirement Census in 2015.

Sustainability

Perth master-planned project awarded 6 stars


23 Mar 15
Alkimos Beach, in Perth’s northern coastal suburbs, has been awarded Australia’s first 6 Star – Communities rating for a residential master-planned project by the Green Building Council of Australia.

GBCA partners with GRESB

GBCA partners with GRESB

23 Mar 15 - Property Week
The Green Building Council of Australia has formed a partnership with GRESB to advance reporting on environmental, social and economic performance in Australia’s real estate sector.

Office

Sydney moves up in office space cost ranking


16 Mar 15
Sydney’s CBD is again among the 10 most expensive locations worldwide for office real estate, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s annual ‘Office Space Across the World’ global ranking.

Office vacancy forecasts – a tale of two markets

Office vacancy forecasts – a tale of two markets

23 Mar 15 - Property Week
Uneven and diverging office vacancy rates around the country, highlighted in the January 2015 Office Market Report, look set to continue according to the latest Consensus Forecasts from the Property Council.

Residential

Record high level of new home building helps ...


15 Apr 15
The latest ABS Building Activity data released today shows that 2014 was a bumper year for new residential construction with the value of work and number of building starts both recording double digit increases in the year to December, seasonally adjusted.

Average workers the major beneficiaries of negative gearing

Average workers the major beneficiaries of negative gearing

15 Apr 15 - Fiona Benson
Of the almost 1.26 million Australians who declare a net rental loss, 883,325 people earn around $80,000 per annum or less and around 79 per cent of them negatively gear according to the latest available Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Statistics.

Retail

QIC buys Melbourne suburban retail centre

QIC buys Melbourne suburban retail centre

14 Apr 15 - Property Week
QIC has paid $26 million for a Melbourne neighbourhood shopping centre, with future amalgamation in mind.

Infrastructure & Planning

Developer clears financing hurdle for coastal ...


16 Mar 15
A fortuitous connection through LinkedIn with a specialist property finance firm has opened the way for the success of a high-end tourism development in the NSW coastal area of Shoalhaven.

New record set for building approvals

New record set for building approvals

07 Apr 15 - Property Council of Australia
The number of approvals for new dwellings has climbed once again to set a new record for the third successive month, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Capital Markets

Investors to boost global real estate allocation


27 Jan 15
Investment allocations in global real estate are set to rise due to low interest rates and low bond yields, according to survey results jointly published by international industry associations ANREV, INREV and PREA.

CBRE acquires new Johnson Controls business

CBRE acquires new Johnson Controls business

07 Apr 15 - Property Council of Australia
CBRE Group, Inc. announced last week an agreement to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business of Johnson Controls, Inc. in the United States for US$1.475 billion (AU$1.944 billion).

Advocacy

CCCC buys John Holland

CCCC buys John Holland

14 Apr 15 - Property Week
Leighton Holdings is selling its John Holland Group business and assets to a subsidiary of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), following approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

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Property Australia Summer 2014-15

Property Australia Summer 2014-15
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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.


     

  • Q3 2014 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.9% green arrow up
    Retail  10.0% green arrow up
    Office  9.3% green arrow up
    Industrial  11.4%
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  14.3% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  6.3%
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  7.9% green arrow up
    Visit IPD Australia's website for more information.
  • May 2014 Construction Activity Forecasts
    Annual Growth Rates by Sector
    Residential (3 Year) 4.3%
    Residential (6 Year) 2.3%
    Residential (9 Year) 2.2%     
    Non-Residential (3 Year) 0.4%
    Non-Residential (6 Year) 0.6%
    Non-Residential (9 Year) 1.1%
    Engineering (3 Year) -5.4%
    Engineering (6 Year) -3.8%
    Engineering (9 Year) -1.8%
    Visit www.cfc.acif.com.au for more information.
 

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