Real estate investment

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Research report

14 Feb 2018

This study analysed recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact.


4 Dec 2017

A shift to a property tax will make the housing market fairer and more efficient, and researchers have come up with a practical way to do it, writes Peter Mares.


30 Nov 2017

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

This discussion paper endeavors to identify the underlying causes of housing affordability issues, and to consider some useful policy responses in the current and historical context.


29 Sep 2017

The Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land (the Agricultural Land Register) was established to provide greater transparency about the level of foreign ownership of Australia’s agricultural land.

The Commissioner of Taxation reports annually to the Treasurer on the operation of the Register of...


11 Sep 2017

This report sets out 19 recommendations for the reform of the current seller disclosure regime, including the introduction of a statutory seller disclosure regime for sales of freehold land in Queensland.


4 Aug 2017

This article argues that it is not economically viable for Australian super funds to invest in the Australian build-to-rent market and explores how our governments can take steps in providing critical economic infrastructure to combat the public housing shortage.

Research report

5 Jul 2017

Property crowdfunding seems like the perfect alternative to invest in property with limited funds available, but is it?

Research report

3 Apr 2017


Sydney’s house prices have long been a concern for policymakers and the wider community. Debate continues over the causes of Sydney’s sustained house price growth, though most agree that some combination of demand fundamentals and supply constraints have led to the house...

Discussion paper

8 Mar 2017

On 1 December 2015, the most significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework in over forty years were introduced. The reforms provided for stronger enforcement of the rules, a better resourced system and clearer rules for foreign investors.

In the year since the reforms...

Audio program

25 Nov 2016

The Federal government has rejected a call by the New South Wales Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, for the Commonwealth to review tax breaks like negative gearing. Mr Stokes says just increasing housing supply won't address Sydney's affordability problem. The Opposition says his remarks should prompt...


15 Oct 2016

The Rent Roll Broker is a business broker specialising exclusively in the sale of rent roll portfolios and real estate agency practices in Australia.

Discussion paper


18 May 2016

Property touches the lives of all Australians. As the nation's biggest industry, property creates prosperity, jobs and strong communities.

Property is both a major part of the household balance sheet and the Australian economy - and one of the few industries enjoying sustained growth....

Journal article

29 Feb 2016


As young as New Zealand is, conflicts about land and its uses have been fought about multiple values, only a few of which are tangible and locatable on a map. Land conflicts have arisen over sovereignty, cultural identity, and control of a...


26 Feb 2016

Estate Baron, an Australian real estate crowdfunding platform, now has no limit on the number of investors that can participate, which has allowed the company to bring the minimum investment down to $2,000.

Journal article

15 Jan 2016

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the property investment decision-making process of Australian unlisted property funds.

Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on previous research into property investment decision making by Australian REITs, a normative model of the unlisted property fund investment decision-making...

Research report

9 Dec 2015

In this report, Prosper Australia has provided a Speculative Vacancy measure to illustrate the actual utilisation of Australia’s housing stock over an 8 year period. Speculative Vacancies (SVs) are assessed as properties with abnormally low water usage of less than 50 litres per day (LpD)...

Research report

13 Oct 2015


The project involved analysing the potential options for developing a model of an effective property investment vehicle for affordable housing. This involved consideration of strategic positioning, whether the fund is listed or unlisted, whether the fund portfolio involves a mix of assets,...

Research report

12 Oct 2015

House price rises have underpinned the continuation of positive headline economic results over the past year or so, flowing onto other areas of the NSW economy, in particular residential construction.


The continued surge in house prices was the major story to...

Audio program

2 Oct 2015

It's no secret that house prices in Australia are growing at an explosive rate, but what are the social costs of high house prices?

Housing is now seen as a key wealth generator and a driver of the economy. Has it always been seen...