New data underlines importance of foreign ...


24 Apr 15 - Fiona Benson
Foreign investment is an essential ingredient in Australia’s property industry that helps drive new residential supply and ease pressure on housing affordability, according to new data released today.

Confidence in the property industry holds strong


23 Apr 15 - Property Council Research
Confidence in Australia’s property industry remained strong in the June quarter, although there are marked divergences across the states and territories.

Steinert appointed President of Property Council

Steinert appointed President of Property Council

Stockland managing director and CEO Mark Steinert has been appointed National President of the Property Council of Australia, the peak body for Australia’s $680 billion property industry.

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No changes to negative gearing

Wednesday, 22 Apr 15
YES. This was the Prime Minister’s unequivocal response when asked whether he could rule out any changes to negative gearing in Australia.

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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  • Perth Arena WA Development of the Year

    Perth Arena WA Development of the Year

    24 Apr 15 - WA Division
    Perth Arena has been crowned WA Development of the Year for the 2015 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.


  • NBN New Developments Committee update

    18 Mar 15 - Residential Development Council
    The Federal Government's new Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Developments Policy is currently being finalised, however some new charges have already come into effect while others have been deferred.

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

GBCA partners with GRESB


23 Mar 15
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.

2015 GRESB Survey now open

2015 GRESB Survey now open

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
The 2015 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Survey is currently open for submissions. Participation in the survey has grown by 220 per cent since its launch in 2009.

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

Demand remains strong for Melbourne residential

Demand remains strong for Melbourne residential

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
Residential demand in inner city Melbourne is forecast to increase in the decade to 2031 as the transition to smaller households intensifies, says DTZ Research.

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

New record set for building approvals


07 Apr 15
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).

Melbourne's East West Link comes to a halt

Melbourne's East West Link comes to a halt

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
The Victorian Government has reached an in-principle agreement with the East West Link consortium to cancel the road project’s contracts.

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

PM rules out changes to negative gearing

PM rules out changes to negative gearing

21 Apr 15 - Property Week
In ruling out changes to negative gearing, the Prime Minister provides assurance to millions of average Australian workers whose modest investments contribute to housing supply and rental affordability.

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Property Australia Summer 2014-15

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

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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