Opinion

Weekly Update 5/4/2021

Welcome to this week’s Property News. It was another relatively quiet week on the market, however portfolio auction sales by Burgess Rawson and Cushman & Wakefield generated a lot of interest in the alternative sectors where SMSF, HNW, Family Office and syndicate investors continue to find value. The alternative assets …

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Weekly Update 29/3/2021

Welcome to this week’s Property News. It was a relatively quiet week this week with just a few large transactions and announcements to guide the market. Among the sales was the disposal by CBUS’ of their 1/3 stake in 1 Bligh Street, which was sold to Singapore’s Mercatus Group. The …

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Weekly Update 22/3/2021

Welcome to this week’s Property News. Real estate transaction activity is ramping up once more as investors gain further confidence in the economic outlook. Total sales over the 1st Quarter are likely to exceed the same period last year $6.6bn despite the impacts from COVID, however we are beginning to …

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Weekly Update 15/3/2021

Welcome to this week’s Property News. AMP Capital are the talk of town this week with increasing speculation of significant changes about to come. As the redemption requests for the $4 billion AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund (ADPF) and the $7 billion AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF) continue to …

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Weekly Update 8/3/2021

Welcome to this week’s Property News. The markets took a breather this week as industry analysts absorbed the news and data from the AREIT results last week. The big news this week was the strong economic growth results which revealed a second quarter of GDP growth above +3%, the first …

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Weekly Update 1/3/2021

Welcome to this week’s Property News. Big Deals Three big deals were announced this week, each of which point to the attraction of Australia as a destination for offshore capital. The first was LOGOS $1.65bn deal with QUBE Holdings for the 243ha Moorebank Logistics Park. The Logistics Park is connected …

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Weekly Update 22/2/2021

Welcome to this weeks Property News. The Market Awakens While transaction activity was lower last week, there is renewed confidence in the market with a large number of new listings hitting the market (see images below), with vendors hoping to secure buyers ahead of any long term structural changes post …

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Weekly Update 15/2/2021

Welcome to this weeks Weekly Property Market Update. Lockdown Again ! With Melbourne back in a COVID lockdown, the disruption to office and retail tenants continues to increase the risks for property owners in those sectors. The disruption to interstate movements is also challenging for people and businesses relying on …

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Weekly Update 8/2/2021

Welcome to this weeks Weekly Property Market Update. The Reserve Bankโ€™s comments last week that interest rates were likely to stay at their record 0.1% low until at least 2024 provided a short term boost to the listed markets (AREITs up 2%) and are expected to fuel the residential markets …

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Weekly Update 31/1/2021

Welcome to our first update for 2021. With the country escaping a third wave of Coronavirus over the last month, and with a vaccine to be rolled out shortly, there is some hope that 2021 will see a return to normal, or will it ? There is no doubt that …

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From the Unexpected to the Extraordinary

That was Unexpected Not many people in this world could have predicted the year we have just had. I am not sure what superlatives you would use to describe this year, but one word we would all agree on is โ€œunexpectedโ€. Who would have predicted that we would be unable …

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Weekly Update 14/12/2020

According to the NAB survey released this week, business conditions and confidence rose again in November, continuing to suggest a rapid rebound in the economy will eventuate as restrictions are eased and state borders open up. In my discussions this week with valuers, financiers and agents, it is clear that …

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Weekly Update 23/11/20

Welcome to this week’s Property News Update. Confidence is building in the real estate markets with significant amounts of capital being deployed into Australian real estate. This week we saw just over $2.0bn of sales transactions announced or completed, the highest weekly value since December 2019. This week’s transactions included …

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Weekly Update 16/11/20

Welcome to this weeks Property News update. It has to be said that the current generation of Australians appear to be far more adaptive to disruption than previous generations. I am in no doubt that if COVID had hit us 10 to 15 years ago, the outlook today would be …

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