PFA Conference 2017 - Presentations


PFA Conference 2017

We had an excellent line-up of speakers this year who spoke on the Conference Theme:

The Return Conundrum.  Peaked, Progressing or Plummeting?

 The property sector faces a Return Conundrum.  Total returns have achieved near-term historical highs driven mainly by capital growth.  Continued growth is expected with some cap rate compression still left and office sector incentives reducing. How long is this trend sustainable?  And what happens then?  Has the sector peaked, with interest rates set to increase soon?  Will the sector continue progressing with many of the opinion that relatively low interest rates will remain for some time?  Or are we facing a major paradigm shift which will fundamentally affect key aspects of the sector: how buildings are used, driven by changes in consumer retailing and office space dynamics; what cities will even look like; and how we fund investments?  Could this shift see property values plummeting? To ask the hard questions and examine the issues we will be joined by leading thinkers both inside and external to the property industry as we grapple with the future of the sector.

They presented on the following specifi topics and most presentations are available:​ 

Monday 8 May 2017

Shara Evans Technology Futurist and CEO, Market Clarity

Which conundrum? Change and possibilities – a look into the future
This presentation is unavailable  

Carmel Hourigan Global Head of Real Estate, AMP Capital

The return conundrum Investment decisions in a global world

Kevin Stanley Head of Property Strategy & Research, Commonwealth Bank

Peaked, progressing or plummeting? What are the critical signs?

Ray Sproats Executive Chairman, Fortius Funds Management

Peaked, progressing or plummeting? What are the investment warnings?

Antony Green Head of Real Estate, Australia, Macquarie Capital

Harry New Partner, Hall & Wilcox

Legal Horizons Keeping track of the latest issues

Stephen O’Flynn Partner, ShineWing Australia

Tax and Accounting Climate The latest updates

Sector tilting for performance Three case studies:

Jason Huljich, CEO - Unlisted Property Funds, CenturiaOffice

Mark Pratt, General Manager, Real Estate Investment, Australian Unity WealthHealthcare

Steven Bennett, Head of Direct, Charter Hall GroupDirect Automotive (this presentation is unvailable)

Monday 8 May 2017

Nerida Conisbee Chief Economist, REA Group 

Peaked or progressing? The economic outlook – residential

Tony Crabb Industry Commentator

Plummeting? Will the cities of the future change everything?
This presentation is unavailable but you can access the reading list here

Susan Wheeldon-Steele Industry Head, Google; Director, Centuria Capital

Inevitable change Achieving growth through innovation
This presentation is unavailable

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