Australia and New Zealand Property Journal – March 2013 Edition

The Australia and New Zealand Property Journal (ANZPJ) is in its second year of its new ‘look and feel’, a design move that has rapidly increased readership and revenue.

The Australia and New Zealand Property Journal (ANZPJ) is in its second year of its new ‘look and feel’, a design move that has rapidly increased readership and revenue. In 2012 the ANZPJ reached over 60,000 people and print advertising tripled.

The growing readership has responded enthusiastically to the carefully selected content which directly addresses the interests of property professionals both in Australia and around the world.

The upcoming March edition of the ANZPJ features outgoing Australian Property Institute (API) President Phil Western’s final report in which he highlights the organisation’s achievements under his leadership and praises both API staff and members for their contributions.

API CEO David Haythorn’s report discusses the organisation’s need to fully embrace the transition from a federated structure to a unified single body. He talks about the transformation process and the impending structure and governance.

Other highlights of the March edition of the ANZPJ include a feature about what lessons the Australia and New Zealand property industries can learn from the effect of the 2012 United States disaster, Hurricane Sandy.

Lucy Cradduck from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) steps into the future and presumes that valuation firms have, or are soon to, move to a decentralised, mobile and/or telecommuting workforce.

Another ANZPJ piece focuses on property and indirect taxes. Tony Windle, from Grant Thornton Australia, says that with income tax revenue falling alongside corporate profits, the GST has taken on significantly more importance in the government’s fiscal policy. He talks about the changing approach to the administration of the GST.

Lois C Towart from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) asks whether retirement villages are an institutional asset class. In line with the ageing trend in OECD countries, the number of Australians aged 65 and over comprises over 3 million or 14.0% of the population. This ageing cohort faces the issue of age appropriate accommodation. What does this mean for the property industry?

These are just some of the stories included in the upcoming edition of the ANZPJ. Click here for subscription details.

Don’t forget that the ANZPJ is available on iPad, Android and soon, Windows 8 for the new Microsoft Surface tablet. If you haven’t already, make sure you download to your tablet device and check out the increased functionality.