September E-News

Message from the CEO

As we head into grand final weekend, it should be noted that this month MacroPlan has tackled some of the property industry's big issues.  Throughout September, our attention has been focused on; addressing the supply argument and Sydney's housing market, understanding the next business cycle, identifying how the health sector is driving new development opportunities and analysing Australia's luxury residential market. [Click here to read the full article]

The supply argument and the Sydney housing market

There is an argument out there, which defies the laws of gravity but keeps getting printed in our media, that somehow supply does not matter when it comes to housing. A report by ex-RBA Governor Glenn Stevens to the State Government earlier this year, provides a very succinct argument on why supply does matter. Stevens’ report looked at both demand and supply factors, 'highlighting' that Sydney, supply was the primary challenge. [Click here to read the full article]

How the health sector will drive new development opportunities

The health sector is not only the biggest employer in Australia but also the fastest growing. There were 1,560,400 people employed in health care and social assistance in May this year (Federal DOE data).  This is forecast to grow nationally by around 250,000 jobs in the period to May 2022.  Spatially, this will have profound impacts on urban development across Australia’s regions and cities.  So what does this mean in terms of the property industry? [Click here to read the full article]

‘Fast Five’ with Kieron Hewitt – General Manager, Project Management

Kieron recently joined MacroPlan in the role of General Manager – Project Management.  Kieron has extensive experience delivering commercial construction and refurbishment projects from 1,000sqm – 50,000sqm for both public and private clients, throughout Australia. Kieron has lead successful tender bids, consultant and construction teams on multiple highly technical multimillion dollar commercial projects. Ranked amongst Australia’s top 30 under 30 by the Property Council of Australia, Kieron is a highly valued Project Manager who is well versed in managing a diverse customer base, exceeding client expectations in a changing environment and meeting financial and business delivery targets and deadlines. [Click here to read the full article]

Autropolis: The Diverse Mobility Revolution

Brian Haratsis has scheduled the release of his latest book, Autropolis – The Diverse Mobility Revolution: How and when Automated Vehicles will transform Australia and why it matters. Autropolis will explain the potential nature and rate of change likely to result from the introduction of Automated Vehicles (AVs) and creates a context which accelerates the introduction of AVs. The timing for change is initially viewed in the book through two primary lenses; market driven AV transformations (the problem) and managed AV transformation (the solution). Autropolis answers the big questions such as how and when AVs will transform Australia, why it matters and planning for diverse mobility. [Click here to read the full article]

Australia’s Luxury Residential Market

Australasia has been identified as a strong-performing region for luxury house price growth, with Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne regarded as some of the hottest luxury markets in the world. The Knight Frank Prime International Residential Index (PIRI), tracks the value of luxury homes in over 100 locations worldwide including the performance of the world’s leading cities, coastal and ski luxury property markets. [Click here to read the full article]

Understanding the next business cycle

The big question for those wanting to invest in property has always been:

“Is there enough time and space in the market place for me to be able to buy and sell an investment property before the next cycle turns, or should I be out of the market now?”

While no one can perfectly predict the economic cycles, there are some indicators we can look to which help us to make an informed assessment of how the market is likely to track. [Click here to read the full article]