The Urban Developer’s Annual 2018 Market Outlook Series with keynote Brian Haratsis

Australia’s property sector experienced a number of significant changes in 2017, prompting mainstream media frenzy with the three B’s: booms, busts and bubbles. With credit constraints, supply pressure, affordability and interest rates dominating headlines, where does it leave the industry in 2018?


The Urban Developer hosted a three city (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) Market Outlook Series that was an expert market briefing with two of Australia’s most respected economists - Brian Haratsis, MacroPlan and Nerida Conisbee, REA Group - to present the outlook for the economy and property markets in 2018.

Brian Haratsis presented the global and domestic economic outlook for 2018-19, delivering a macroeconomic perspective that identified the key drivers of growth and the major risk factors for the property sector.

Nerida Conisbee drew on unprecedented data to deliver an annual property market outlook. Nerida explored the changing state of major metropolitan markets, the key factors driving buyer demand and where opportunities and risks lie within the residential sector.

Following the keynote presentations, Brian and Nerida joined The Urban Developer's Adam Di Marco to explore the trends, opportunities and challenges that are expected to impact the property industry in 2018.

A copy of Brian Haratsis's keynote presentation slides can be found below.


Brian Haratsis is MacroPlan’s Founder and Executive Chairman. Brian is an economist and future strategist with over 30 years experience as an advisor to governments and major corporate clients throughout Australia and New Zealand. For more information or to discuss your property research requirements, please contact Amy Williams on 02 9221 5211 or