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Today’s GDP figure reflects the impact of the slow-down in housing construction activity on the Australian economy.

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For mainstream financial asset classes, measuring investment performance is usually based on sale prices. In contrast, direct real estate is well known for being an illiquid and diverse asset class where assets change hands relatively infrequently. Investors and managers therefore typically rely on valuations. But how close do valuations get to...

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Last week’s release of the Property Council Office Market report showed Australian office vacancies have decreased over the first half of 2019, but tenant demand has only had a modest impact on this result reflecting the softer economic conditions over the period. Vacancy rates around the country decreased to 8.3 per cent for July 2019 (down from...

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The Property Council’s new ’A Guide to Office Building Quality’ third edition has been released. This milestone is something for our industry to embrace as the latest voluntary Guide provides our basis for common language on office quality.

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Australia’s commercial real estate markets have been enjoying strong asset value growth over recent years, helped by the low interest rate environment and increasing cross border flows. On average, commercial real estate values increased 40% over the last five years according to the Property Council of Australia/MSCI Australia Annual Property...

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the rate of women entering the workforce is rising at an incredible rate. In 1978, when the ABS first started reporting on Australian employment, men dominated the labour force accounting for almost two thirds of Australia’s working population. Fast forward four decades to 2019 and the ratio...

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