A crisis in bricks-and-mortar retail is less likely to occur in Australia, as shopping centres typically house supermarkets, which provide exposure to non-discretionary retail spending. Supermarkets also sign long leases with fixed rent increases.
The real estate conference is designed to examine economic conditions and market factors affecting
investment in global residential, retail, office and other commercial real estate. The conference
covers issues of governance, the impact of demographic change, technology and what to invest in
the capital stack.
Generally superior content and insights compared to many other conferences I have attendedDug HigginsSenior investment analyst, Zenith Investment Partners
Networking and contemporary views of how investors are judging the marketRussell MeachamNational Director Property, investment and performance, JGS Property
Networking opportunitiesDeclan WalshInvestment manager, real estate - Asia Pacific. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
The roundtable structureAnish ButaniDirector, head of infrastructure, bfinance
There’s always a flight to quality when there are stresses in the market and at this point in the cycle institutional investors should focus on the quality of market and the quality of real estate.
Australian superannuation funds looking to tap offshore real-estate investment opportunities are being frustrated by the high fees foreign managers are charging.