Exploring Residential Trends 2018 (N180308)

6:00pm Thursday, 8 March 2018
9:00pm Thursday, 8 March 2018
Young Property Professionals (YPP)
Ivy Sunroom
Ivy, Level 3 330 George Street
SYDNEY, New South Wales 2000

Evidence suggests that the rapid growth recently experienced across the Australian residential market is waning and housing prices are cooling. Whilst the market remains resilient, Australia will see significant change in the years ahead. Join Leigh Warner, National Director Research at JLL, Helen Deegan, Director of Planning at TPG Town Planning and Urban Design and James Brennan, Director of Real Estate Advisory Services at EY to hear what you can expect in 2018! 



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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 is also responsible for coordinating the firm’s macroeconomic research. Leigh re-joined JLL in June 2017 and previously worked for the firm for 10 years between 2004 and 2014. Between 2014 and 2017 Leigh was the national head of Research and Strategy at LaSalle Investment Management.

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.

Helen Deegan
Director of Planning, TPG Town Planning and Urban Design

Helen has some 30 years professional experience in strategic and urban planning with a background in property development in NSW. Helen has worked specifically in planning and property development management in private planning practice as well as development companies. She has had experience in the areas of residential, retail, entertainment and education sectors for Lend Lease, AMP Capital Investors and UrbanGrowth, as well as the University of Sydney and the NSW Department of Planning.

Helen leads a diverse team of planners, urban designers and environmental specialists. Her experience provides extensive insight into the multiple factors that influence the decision making in our urban planning systems .Her depth of experience and understanding of planning and development, has resulted in her position on advisory panels and boards.

James Brennan
Director of Real Estate Advisory Services, EY

James has a broad range of experience across a range of sectors domestically and internationally, having worked in sales, leasing, valuation and real estate consulting in Sydney and London. James’ property career commenced in the Sales and Leasing Team at Laing & Simmons Commercial (now Cushman & Wakefield) between 2003 and 2007. James subsequently relocated to London to work in Cushman & Wakefield’s Client Solutions team for 3 years before he returned to Sydney to pursue a career in consulting. 

For the last 8 years, James has been consulting on a range of real estate related services to private and public sector clients alike. James has a particular focus on the provision of advice for complex Government transactions in the social, affordable and disability housing sectors.

Amelia Hodge
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Property Institute

Amelia has enjoyed a senior executive career spanning 25 years, with her depth of experience driving successful outcomes across a range of sectors, projects and industries.

Her most recent executive role was as the CEO of Qld Law Society and she has held senior management and project roles with Origin Energy, Powerlink Queensland, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and Coffey Commercial Advisory, following her legal career in the property sector.

She has held Non Executive Directorships with Transmax, the Gladstone Water Board, 3rd Space and Artisan Qld, has chaired board audit and risk committees and sits on the advisory board of two tech startups, LawAdvisor and Obzervr. On behalf of the Qld Office for Women, Amelia also sat on the Great Artesian Basin Advisory Board.


6:00pmRegistration Opens
6:20pmPresentations Commence with introduction from Amelia Hodge
7:30pmPresentations End & Networking Commences
9:00pmEvent Concludes

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*Early Bird Ends 8 Feb 2018
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