Foreign investment in Australian real estate - residential

foreign investment in Australian real estate - residential

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Presented in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute Australia

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Over the past two decades, foreign investment in the Australian property market has been one of the major contributors to the growth in property values. Both supported and curtailed by various governments at different times, the impact of foreign investment on the Australian property market is complex and multi-faceted. What role will it play in a post-COVID world?

This is the first of three webinars, in partnership with ULI Australia, that will examine the role of foreign investment in the Australian real estate market. Join our panel as they discuss with Professor Piyush Tiwari the future influence of foreign investment on the Australian residential property market - at a time when property values are soaring once more.

Our speakers are:

Nerida Conisbee (Chief Economist, REA Group)
Nerida is the Chief Economist for REA Group and one of the leading property market experts in Australia. She is currently the most quoted property commentator in Australia and the third-most quoted economist. Nerida is a columnist for The Australian and Mansion Magazine. She appears every Saturday morning on Sky News, is a regular property commentator on Channel 7’s Sunrise and talks more generally about the state of the economy on ABC News Breakfast. In addition to this, she is quoted and appears in a wide range of media outlets throughout Asia Pacific, including digital, print, television and radio.

Rod Fehring (Executive Chairman, Frasers Property Australia)
Rod brings over 40 years of experience in urban development in both the private and public sectors. His recent experience as CEO of Frasers Property Australia oversaw the residential, retail, commercial, industrial and logistics property development projects of the firm nationally. Rod conveys a significant conscience for our broader responsibilities across the property sector, committing significant time and leadership through his passion for sustainable development, social wellbeing and diversity.

Peter Chittenden (Managing Director - Residential, Colliers)
Specialising in residential property development, project marketing, site acquisition and property valuation, Peter is the Managing Director of the Residential division at Colliers and has held the role for the past 11 years. In that time, Peter has grown the national Residential division by more than 300%, with the team having successfully launched and sold over 250 projects around the country in the last 10 years. His 30+ years of experience in real estate include being National Sales and Marketing Manager for Stockland Apartments where he launched and managed a national portfolio of major projects, and running his own successful marketing company, Realm Project Marketing, specialising in large land estates, housing and apartment projects.

Associate Professor Sam Tsiaplias (Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)
Sam is a Principal Research Fellow in the Macroeconomics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. His research interests are applied macroeconomics, housing and household behaviour, and financial economics. Sam has also consulted a large number of government agencies and private sector organisations relating to the Australian energy market, the Australian retail sector, the Victorian criminal justice sphere, the banking sector and the Australian housing market.

The panel conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.