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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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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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As real estate investors seek to understand how the COVID-19 crisis could affect their portfolios, several large Australian Superannuation funds recently wrote down their property portfolios by up to 10%. To understand this we need to put it in the context of more than three decades of data from the Property Council of Australia/MSCI Australia...

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The effects of the coronavirus pandemic has well and truly hit the property sector with confidence in the Australian property industry plummeting to its lowest level on record according to the ANZ/Property Council Survey for the June 2020 quarter.

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Property industry sentiment across Australia has retreated from its post-federal election bounce to below the historical average according to the latest ANZ/Property Council Survey for the December 2019 quarter.

Sentiment has fallen by 10 index points from the previous quarter to 118 which is below the historical average of 126 since the survey’s...

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