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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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Managing costs will take on new importance as businesses adjust and recover from the deep economic impact of COVID-19. Commercial property owners and managers will be no exception as they map their way through the aftermath of the months-long disruption to normal business.

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The Property Council of Australia’s survey of members who own or manage office buildings in Australian CBD locations has revealed September 2020 office building occupancy to be well below pre-COVID-19 levels despite very low or no community transmission being reported in most locations. This new data reinforces the parliamentary decision to order...

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The effects of the pandemic is felt across all Australian office markets. Some markets are forecasting minimal signs of recovery until well into 2022, whilst other markets have a brighter outlook.

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The rapid expansion of flexible space – which includes co-working centres and serviced offices – over recent years is now being followed by a COVID-induced recession that has reduced demand for office space, flex included. We expect some contraction and consolidation within the flexible office space market over the coming years, with some...

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The July 2020 Office Market Report, released by the Property Council of Australia, reveals the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic have so far delivered a modest effect on Australian CBD office vacancy rates. This reflects strong base settings for most Australian CBD markets at the outset of the pandemic.

 

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