Australia's housing affordability crisis and private investment: what can be done?

Housing prices Rental housing Real estate Investments Housing Superannuation Private sector investment Australia United States of America

On Monday, news broke that Australian super funds had invested more than $1 billion into the United States’ rental housing system. The reaction was swift and understandably negative: Why are Australians helping create affordable homes in the United States when we are ourselves in the midst of a housing affordability crisis?

Robert Pradolin, former general manager of Frasers Property Australia and board member of the Property Council of Victoria has written extensively on the issue of affordable housing in Australia. 

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

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