Future metropolis: Planning for 2050

Today - Natalie Apostolou
Changes in the Australian population over the next 35 years will create demands that underpin the way our future cities are conceived and re-imagined.

Champion of change

Yesterday - Amal Awad
Carol Schwartz doesn’t have an exit plan. “That’s why I’m self-employed,” she says. “I never have to retire.”

Report proves financial case for gender diversity

Report proves financial case for gender diversity

A landmark report from EY and the Property Council has found that by failing to embrace gender diversity, the Australian property industry is missing out on an important opportunity to lift its financial performance.



Tax Reform

Tuesday, 16 Dec 14
It's often forgotten that a decisive initiative which allowed John Howard to pursue national tax reform in the late 1990s was the joint push from business and the community sector.

People Watch

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

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.


Awards recognise star sustainable projects

10 Nov 14
The NSW Government Environment and Heritage Department Awards has announced the winners of the 2014 Green Globe Awards, which celebrate leadership and innovation in sustainability across NSW.

The Colour of Money

The Colour of Money

08 Dec 14 - Property Week
Green Cities 2015 offers investors a way to know that they’re doing the right thing, for themselves and for the planet, says Romilly Madew, chief executive of the Green Building Council of Australia.


DEXUS identifies office demand influences

24 Nov 14
DEXUS Property Group’s ‘Birds Take Flight’ report identifies key megatrends shaping office demand and how they’re creating both opportunities and threats for businesses over the long term.

New office project for Adelaide’s East End

New office project for Adelaide’s East End

15 Dec 14 - Property Week
Local developer Emmett Property has received development approval for a $20-million boutique office development in Adelaide’s CBD.


Think hard on macroprudential decisions

11 Dec 14
The Property Council warns Australia’s regulators in its future scrutiny of the banking sector to look closely at housing data across the economy before introducing measures that could limit home lending activity.

Murray Review recommendations add buyer costs

Murray Review recommendations add buyer costs

11 Dec 14 - Property Council
The Property Council welcomes the release of the “root and branch" review of Australia's financial system, but holds concern that added capital weightings will land on the bottom line of new loans, pushing up the cost for new borrowers in 2015.


Charter Hall acquires Brickworks Marketplace

Charter Hall acquires Brickworks Marketplace

15 Dec 14 - Property Week
Woolworths has sold the Brickworks Marketplace development in Torrensville, Adelaide – a sought-after South Australian retail market – to Charter Hall for an estimated $75 million.

Infrastructure & Planning

Howard Smith Wharves project gets closer

27 Oct 14
A riverside site in Brisbane is one step closer to being redeveloped following the successful tender for the Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation project by the HSW Consortium, a company associated with Adam Flaskas and Elisha Bickle.

Opportunity unlocked by Regional Plan delay

Opportunity unlocked by Regional Plan delay

17 Nov 14 - Property Week
Recently the Property Council received confirmation from the Queensland Government that the South East Queensland Regional Plan will undergo further revision and development before its release in 2015.

Capital Markets

Community and business call for tax reform

03 Dec 14
Representatives from business and community sectors begin a dialogue about tax reform to explore areas of agreement and disagreement ahead of the Government's tax review next year.

Sanity prevails over landlord GST payments on leases

Sanity prevails over landlord GST payments on leases

08 Dec 14 - Property Week
In a major win for the property industry, backed by the Property Council, the High Court has unanimously confirmed landlords will not be forced to pay GST on leases once they sell a property.

Shop Front

Property Australia Summer 2014-15

Property Australia Summer 2014-15
Champion of change: The secret of Carol Schwartz's success


  • July 2014 Office Market Report
    Total Vacancy by Capital City
    Sydney CBD 8.4% icon arrow green down
    Melbourne CBD 8.5% icon arrow green down
    Canberra 13.6%
    Brisbane CBD 14.7%
    Perth CBD 11.8%
    Adelaide CBD 13.8%

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


  • Q2 2014 Investment Performance Index
    Total Annual Returns by Sector
    All Property  9.7% green arrow up
    Retail  9.8% green arrow up
    Office  9.0% green arrow up
    Industrial  12.1% green arrow up
    MSCI AU Real Estate Equities Gross in Local Currency  12.9% green arrow up
    MSCI Australia Equities Index Gross in Local Currency  17.4% green arrow up
    CBA Bond: All Series, All Maturities  7.0% 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.