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AusUnity, Lendlease lob RetireAustralia bids; wait on stage two

Fund manager Morrison & Co appears on track for another tidy payday.

  • Anthony Macdonald, Sarah Thompson and Kanika Sood

Frasers builds towards $10b logistics portfolio with Sydney land grab

Frasers Property Industrial boss Ian Barter said he would be disappointed if the logistics developer did not nearly double its $5.5b portfolio within four to five years.

  • Larry Schlesinger

This Month

Quality trumps quantity in North Sydney’s office ‘bloodbath’

With a building boom under way, North Sydney’s office sector is facing a risk of oversupply. But the big developers say the post-pandemic market is turning in favour of their projects.

  • Nick Lenaghan

More US workers are back in offices. It’s still nothing like before

Office occupancy in the United States remains below half of what it was in 2019, with a growing divergence between office attendance on the coasts and elsewhere.

  • Taylor Telford

Marprop enters Adelaide with $70m tower deal

Purchased on behalf of an offshore institution, it is Marprop’s first acquisition in South Australia. The deal tops off about $600 million worth of transactions.

  • Nick Lenaghan

Spying on staff won’t make them work, warns Microsoft

About 85 per cent of managers worry that they can’t tell if employees are getting enough done, while 87 per cent of workers say their productivity is just fine.

  • Dina Bass and Emily Chang

Northwest’s GIC fund scoops up Brisbane hospital

Healthcare real estate is rapidly expanding as an institutional-grade asset class through substantial amounts of investment from local players and Canada’s NorthWest,

  • Nick Lenaghan

Get back to the office, or get forgotten

The generation of 35-50 year olds is fast becoming the forgotten generation. They seem to have convinced themselves that their careers still have potential while working from home.

  • Michael Cook

Lendlease in $1.4b London office deal

The 21 Moorfields deal is typical of the assets Lendlease wants to acquire as it increases its global funds under management to $70 billion by 2026.

  • Michael Bleby

Crane numbers rise to record 868 – boosted by delays

Bad weather, labour and materials shortages have slowed many projects, particularly in Sydney, and kept crane totals artificially high in some cases.

  • Michael Bleby

Market teeters amid stand-off between buyers and sellers

Commercial property transactions have stalled in the face of inflation and rising interest rates.

  • Robert Harley

Top home builders’ volume drops 15pc

Shortages are curbing the sector’s ability to produce new homes and meet the record demand stimulated by record-low borrowing costs and government stimulus.

  • Michael Bleby

MA Financial, Centuria team up to buy landmark Perth office tower

Allendale Square’s new owners are confident that the inherent value of the building will provide plenty of scope for leasing upside.   

  • Nick Lenaghan

Time to do away with gas in buildings, GBCA says

The cost of electrifying buildings - needed to reduce the country’s carbon footprint - widens the fault line between newer and older assets.

  • Michael Bleby

Rising inflation and interest rates turn property boom on its head

The Property Summit heard barbecue-stopping warnings of steep falls in house prices during the pandemic boom. That’s how quickly the world has changed.

  • The AFR View

Regional markets lead pub and hotel recovery

The regions are leading recovery in the pub and hotel sectors fuelled by domestic demand and infrastructure spending, industry insiders say.

  • Nila Sweeney, Larry Schlesinger and Nick Lenaghan

Affordable housing returns don’t stack up yet: AustralianSuper

Super funds are pushing for greater tax concessions that will allow them to expand commercial build-to-rent housing, while the federal government wants them to put their funds into social and affordable housing.

  • Larry Schlesinger and Michael Bleby

Why bosses want you back in the office

Most people like working from home for at least part of their working week. But while flexible work is here to stay, so is the office.

  • Jennifer Hewett

REIT share falls suggest $20b wiped off property values

A valuation gap between equity investors and landlords is stifling deal making, says real estate banker Angelo Scasserra.

  • Kanika Sood

Luxury retailers drive mall recovery: Vicinity

A boom in luxury retail sales and the growing number of tenants requiring more space for click-and-collect is improving the performance of malls.

  • Larry Schlesinger