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Property confidence on the rise

OFFICE • December 17, 2020

Property industry confidence is bouncing back after three quarters of sitting in negative territory according to the latest results from the ANZ/Property Council Survey.

The national industry confidence score for the December 2020 quarter surged by 41 index points to 123 points, returning to the same level prior to the onset of the COVID-19...

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Office occupancy in Australia’s major CBDs is still well below pre-COVID pandemic levels, and most building owners and managers do not expect to see a material increase in CBD office occupancy for at least three months.

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The Property Council/MSCI Australia Annual Property Index achieved a total return of 0.9% in Q3 2020, down from 7.9% a year earlier.

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As we edge towards the festive season, the capital cities of Australia are not the same bustling places as they were a year ago. However, it’s fair to say cities are gradually picking up the pace with Australians returning to their CBD office workplaces in greater numbers according to the latest survey of CBD office occupancy by the Property...

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Rental income is the lifeblood of real estate. Without it, property funds are not able to pay distributions to shareholders and borrowers cannot service their debt. The contractual nature of property rental income, a key feature of the asset class, underpins asset values and by extension property and fund returns.

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The ANZ/Property Council Survey for the December 2020 quarter reveals the federal government’s HomeBuilder program has provided a much needed boost in confidence for the residential construction outlook.

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