API and REIV 2018 State of the Market Seminar (V180202)

7:30am Friday, 2 February 2018
12:30pm Friday, 2 February 2018
RACV Club (Melbourne)
Level 17, 501 Bourke St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

The API and REIV take pride in delivering to members the annual State of the Market Seminar which is always both substantive and topical.  

The seminar will address five of the property markets integral areas being  Retail, Residential, Commercial and Industrial with the keynote address being committed to the Economic Forecast.




Read more about the Presenters

Tony Crabb
Topic: Industrial Market Update  

Tony Crabb is an Industry Commentator on the Property and Investment markets and is the National Director of Research with Cushman and Wakefield.

He is an advisor to the Reserve Bank of Australia where he is part of their business liaison unit and also an advisor to the Federal Department of Treasury.

Tony is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Property and Real Estate Faculty at Deakin University.

Tony worked for Savills as their National Head of Research for over 11 years.  Based in the Melbourne office, he worked with a team of 9 researchers and oversaw the production of over 250 reports a year. He worked across the sales, leasing, valuations and management divisions of Savills working closely with the teams and their clients.

Tony joined Savills from ISPT where he was responsible for a $100 million listed property portfolio and investment research. Tony also worked as part of the senior management team on the strategic direction of ISPT’s $6 billion portfolio.

Prior to joining Savills Tony spent ten years in equities funds management at Colonial, Institutional Stockbroking at Barclays and as an equities analyst.

Tony has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Diploma of Financial Services, is a member of the Faculty of Australian Writers, is a graduate of Rogen, has qualifications in equities, futures, options and foreign exchange trading. Tony is the author of four books. Tony also gave a TED talk at TEDx Queenstown in April 2016 on Climate Change and Property.

Zelman Ainsworth
Senior Associate Director, Melbourne Retail Services – CBRE
Topic: Retail Market Update

Zelman joined the CBRE - Retail Services’ team after 7 years in the property finance industry. Zelman worked with all major lenders in Australia organizing finance for a variety of different commercial properties across the country. Since joining CBRE, Zelman now focuses exclusively on CBD and inner city retail leasing and has

been involved in a significant number of high profile projects including St Collins Lane, St James, 357 Collins Street, Jam Factory, The Arts Centre, Fed Square, 500 Bourke Street, 500 Collins Street, Rialto Retail, Southern Cross Train Station, InterContinental Hotel and more.

Zelman’s maintains an impressive track record with clients by developing lasting business relationships which enhances his strengths in negotiating lease properties. With a genuine love of retail and understanding of current trends, Zelman is very creative in sourcing new exciting trends adding a real point of difference.

Professional Accreditations & Affiliations:

After completing high school in 2000, Zelman furthered his studies at RMIT where he undertook a Bachelor of Business Finance and has recently completed a Masters in Business Property.

  • Agents Representative License
  • Member of the Australian Property Institute & Real Estate Institute of Victoria.

Leigh Warner
National Director, Research, JLL

Leigh is a National Director of Research, based in Brisbane.  He leads JLL’s residential and alternative sectors research nationally, as well as overseeing Queensland research across all sectors. He also has responsibility for coordinating the firm’s macroeconomic research.

Leigh re-joined JLL in June 2017. He previously worked for JLL for 10 years between 2004 and 2014 and spent the past three years with LaSalle Investment Management. In his previous stint with JLL, he has held national roles leading both office market and retail market research and has provided strategic consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector clients. During his time as national head of Research and Strategy for LaSalle, Leigh was heavily involved the underwriting and investment committee process for numerous major transactions across all sectors, as well as contributing the development of local and regional investment and fund strategy.

Leigh has gained a strong reputation as leading commentator on commercial and residential property markets through quality media coverage and public speaking engagements. He has presented at many industry events run by Property Council of Australia and other groups such as Australian Property Institute, RICs and the Construction Industry Forecasting Council.

Leigh is an experienced industry researcher with over fifteen years’ experience in commercial property and economics. In addition to over 10 years in commercial property analysis and consulting with JLL, Leigh spent nearly three years in research and strategy for LaSalle Investment Management. He also has almost five years’ experience at the start of his career in economics focused roles at the Reserve Bank of Australia and Queensland Treasury.

Education and Affiliations:

  • BEcon (Hons), University of Queensland
  • Property Council of Australia– CCRE Committee (QLD)

Joseph Walton
Director, Allard Shelton

Director of Allard Shelton and former president of the REIV, Joseph Walton is deep ingrained in the property industry and is instrumental in developing Allard Shelton's business network. His solid, enviable work ethic ensures the very best result with every endeavour he undertakes and as a result, he enjoys a loyal network of clientele and industry connections that all contribute to his success.

Joseph’s professional experience spans across all sectors of the property market including sales and leasing of commercial, residential, retail and industrial. He has worked extensively with government departments, publicly listed entities, charitable foundations and high net-worth individuals.

With exceptional attention to detail and strong ethical standards, Joseph is passionate about giving back to his industry and the broader community. This is consistently demonstrated through his involvement in various industry associations at both a state and national level, in addition to his continued support of charitable organisations and local sporting groups.


• Director of REIA 2015 – current

• Director of RECON OZ Pty Ltd (digital media company – publisher of The Real Conversation and RE Talk Asia)

• REIV President 2016-2017

• Director of REIV 2014-2017

• Member of the FIABCI

• Director of Commercialview.com.au (2014-2016)

• Chairman of the Commercial & Industrial chapter of the REIV (2010-2013)

• Licensed Estate Agent

• Certified Estate Agent (REIV)

Terry McCrann
Topic: Key Economic Update

Terry McCrann has been a journalist for nearly 50 years. He has written a daily commentary on business, the economy and occasionally politics, and the way they all intersect, for 40 years.

His columns run in News Ltd papers across Australia, including the Herald Sun in Melbourne, the Daily Telegraph in Sydney, the Brisbane Courier Mail and the Weekend Australian.

He is regularly sought for commentary on radio and TV and for 20 years provided a commentary on the Nine Network’s Business Sunday.

He has provided critical analysis on the wide range of events and personalities that have shaped the nation, from the entrepreneurs to the politicians.

His commentaries have won him numerous awards.He is a former Graham Perkin Journalist of the year, Financial Journalist of the year, has been twice winner of the Melbourne Press Club’s Golden Quill Award, and is also a Walkley Award winner and has recently been admitted to the Journalism Hall of Fame


8:25amSeminar commences
12:30pmSeminar concludes

Registration Fees

Early Bird - Available until 14th January 2018
API Members and Non-Members$220
API Student Members$161
For students wishing to attend the state of the market seminar please call the Victoria API office on 03 96447500 and book through Laura Campione. 
Standard Registration - Available after 14th January 2018
API Members and Non-Members$242
API Student Members$183
For students wishing to attend the state of the market seminar please call the Victoria API office on 03 96447500 and book through Laura Campione.

CPD Points

Full attendance at this event accrues 4 CPD points.


Major Sponsor
Herron Todd White

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