The Institutional Real Estate Letter - Australia
June 1, 2014: Vol. 3 Number 2Buy For $65.00 Add to Cart
Where you live: Australia's residential market is a hot topic of conversation, but is it overheating?
Speak to any urban Australians, and they will almost invariably moan about the high cost of property. And they are pretty educated on the topic — they are likely to have mortgage-rate info on the tip of their tongue and rates for the Aussie dollar at their fingertips.
Faith and fundamentals: Current A-REIT fundamentals provide investors with a number of options
This month, Property Investment Research reviews A-REIT fundamentals, as revealed by the February 2014 reporting season, together with a recent CBRE survey of investors.
Defining contributions: Australia's superannuation funds have been pioneers in solving some of infrastructure investing's key challenges
The conventional wisdom tells us that defined contribution retirement plans are ill suited to invest in infrastructure — the sector lacks liquidity, requires too much capital and too much long-term planning.
Earning a living: Employment trends suggest social infrastructure jobs will increase in the years to come
This quarter, Property Investment Research investigates 30 years of data to find out what Australians do for work — and how this has changed over time. We present the results of our analysis in the employment trends table on page 21.
Quality infrastructure assets attract competition
AustralianSuper and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are part of a Transurban-led consortium that will acquire Queensland Motorways for A$7.057 billion.
Pension reform: which way to go?
A rapidly ageing population that will see the number of workers per retiree drop from five to three by 2050 has forced many to think seriously about pension reform and caused Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to say, “Long-term reform is essential and unavoidable.”