Retirement Villages are the major type of age specific housing in Australia and this paper addresses the perception that residents in these properties differ from older Australians. Australian Bureau of Statistics small area data (SA1) from the 2011 Census is matched with individual villages, enabling a study of the demographics of residents in a large number of villages.
Mezzanine debt is set to become an important source of capital for real estate investors, developers and those looking to refinance following the tougher capital regulatory requirements introduced by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (“APRA”) and tighter underwriting by the big four banks.
The value of land reserved for the public purpose of protecting environmental assets - A WA perspective
Land owners can be subject to having their property acquired by the government for the purpose of protecting environmental assets. In his presentation - originally given at the 27th Pan Pacific Congress of real estate appraisers, valuers and counsellors - Frank Fforde CPV of the WA Land Compensation provides his perspective on why these owners need better compensation.
Since deploying Protecht.ERM, Eureka Funds Management has seen noticeable improvements across the company’s risk, compliance and assurance operations. Prior to the use of Protecht.ERM, there was some duplication in the collation of information, for example in relation to the reporting to the board of current legal matters. One of the keys to measuring the demonstrated value of the system was whether information collection could be more efficient and timely.
Organisations need to take and/or accept risks to create value and manage risks to protect value. The challenge is to find and keep the right balance between risk and reward, where budgeted outcomes are achieved or exceeded in a managed, controlled manner. This whitepaper, by Protecht's David Tattam, will share ho companies can take a more 'performance management' approach.
ALBERT AND ARTUR GILLER examine the issue of spatial attributes and their contribution to house prices in a final year research subject as part of a B.Sc Property and Valuation degree in 2013 at RMIT University. They find the inclusion of spatial attribute data enhances the accuracy of their pricing model for housing. The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of fellow student Stefano Petsis as well as supervisor and Senior Lecturer, Callum Logan.
In recent years residential property prices have escalated across Australia, mainly in Sydney and Melbourne, making it difficult for many Australians to fulfil the dream of home ownership. Justine Wang, John Croucher and Tom Valentine from Macquarie University examine the data to determine whether this increase in prices is caused by Chinese buyers entering the market.
The gradual realisation that biodiversity has value to the global community has led to a desire to implement market mechanisms that provide an economic basis to ensure its preservation, or at least minimise its destruction. This paper discusses the evolution of policies and legislation within Australia and their effect on planning, development and property values, and proposes methods of valuation to reflect these issues.
Investment in Australian property assets by offshore players, whether direct or indirect, has significantly increased of late. This paper discusses the federal concern posed by this new flood of foreign investment, the evolving role of the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), the influence of politics and industry stakeholders, and what outcome we can expect over time.
This paper highlights some key results from the Avdiev Property Industry Remuneration Report 2014. This year's research shows that overall, property salaries remain stable, while employment security and regular salaries remain highly valued.