• Australian commercial real estate set for lively fourth quarter

    Australian commercial real estate set for lively fourth quarter1

    • 23rd September 2015

    The Australian commercial real estate market is set for a particularly active fourth quarter of 2015 with suggestions that up to $5 billion worth of office space, shopping malls and logistics centres are potentially up for sale. While some experts are suggesting this could indicate the top of the Australian commercial real estate market in

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  • Australian real estate market in the spotlight

    Australian real estate market in the spotlight0

    • 3rd September 2015

    The Australian government is under extreme pressure from international partners amid concerns that so-called “dirty money” may be finding its way through the Australian real estate sector. It was only a few months ago, back in April, that the Australian Financial Action Task Force published a report which was highly critical of the regulations surrounding

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  • Australian authorities clamp down on illegally held real estate

    Australian authorities clamp down on illegally held real estate0

    • 9th August 2015

    In a surprise development the Austrian authorities have announced a raft of suspected cases of illegal foreign ownership of Australian real estate. This comes just a few months after the Australian government ordered a review of the influence that foreign investors are having on Australian property prices. An initial review suggested the influence was minimal

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  • Australian real estate market under the spotlight again

    Australian real estate market under the spotlight again0

    • 11th July 2015

    While there have been many scare stories and misinformation circulated regarding the Australian real estate market cold hard facts tend to speak louder to investors. Therefore a reduction of 6.1% in the number of home loan approvals in May, compared to the same period last year, does not bode well for the short term. This

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  • Could Chinese turmoil hit Australian real estate market?

    Could Chinese turmoil hit Australian real estate market?2

    • 8th July 2015

    The Australian real estate market has been a major beneficiary of overseas investment during the last decade or so and this is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Indeed official figures suggest that upwards of $12 billion of foreign investment in the Australian real estate market can be traced back to China which has

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  • Real estate and the fight against money-laundering

    Real estate and the fight against money-laundering0

    • 3rd June 2015

    Over the last few years there has been a massive increase in the number of regulations covering money-laundering and real estate investment. Historically these have not gone down too well with advisers and investors, often seen as a barrier to entry for legitimate investors, but developments in Australia have caught the eye of many regulators

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