Property market outlook

Property market outlook

Apr 30
CEDA welcomes leaders from Stockland, CoreLogic and UTS to examine drivers shaping the residential, commercial and retail property sectors in 2019.


Tim Lawless, Director and Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific
Professor Heather MacDonald, Head of School - Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney
Mark Steinert, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Event overview

Contributing $202.9 billion to Australia’s gross domestic product and 1.4 million jobs, the property sector represents one of the strongest drivers of economic growth in Australia.  

Yet with property prices in Australia’s largest metropolitan cities falling and concerns about the level of household debt, confidence in the sector may further wane throughout 2019, with the NSW State and federal elections providing additional uncertainty. 

With presentations from leading industry figures from across the property sector, this event will provide:

  • A 2019 property market outlook covering the residential, retail, and commercial sectors;
  • Implications from a tightening residential Sydney property market for investors and first-home buyers;
  • Policy settings that enhance supply and drive productivity in the residential property sector; and 
  • Collaboration between the public and private sector to provide quality, fit for purpose, social and affordable housing.

Event presentations

Tim Lawless, CoreLogic Asia Pacific MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Tim Lawless
Director and Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific

Tim is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading property market analysts and commentators by business  and the media.As the founder of the CoreLogic Australian research division (formerly RP Data), Tim’s expertise  across property markets has positioned him as one of the country’s most experienced and popular property market analysts and commentators. 

Meet the speakers

Professor Heather MacDonald
Head of School - Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney

Professor Heather MacDonald is Head of the School of Built Environment, in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building, at UTS (University of Technology Sydney). Her research has focused on affordable housing finance, spatial analysis, and estimating the economic and social impacts of public investments. Her recent research has investigated the planning reform process in NSW, the impacts of rail investments on housing prices, and ethnic discrimination in the Sydney rental market. 

Mark Steinert
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Mark has over 25 years of experience in property and financial services. Prior to joining Stockland in 2013, Mark held senior executive roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and UBS. Mark was appointed President of the Property Council of Australia in 2015 and is a Director of The Green Building Council of Australia.

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