Property Market Outlook for 2019 (N190227)

4:30pm Wednesday, 27 February 2019
6:30pm Wednesday, 27 February 2019
St George Barangaroo
Level 28, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney 200 Barangaroo Avenue
BARANGAROO, New South Wales 2000

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What does 2019 hold for the Australian Property Sector?

Nationally, house prices are falling, lending approvals are declining, the RBA is keeping interest rates at historically low levels, APRA is winding back restrictions on investor lending and there is a Federal Election later this year.

Internationally, the trade war between the USA and China is impacting the global economy and we still have Brexit to unfold.

What does it all mean for the Australian property market in 2019?  Join us as our panel of key property leaders outline their expert thoughts and expectations for the coming year.

This event is proudly supported by St. George Bank.


  • Besa Deda, Chief Economist, St George Bank
  • Bradley Speers, Head of Research, CBRE
  • Dr Frank Gelber, Chief Economist Director, BIS Oxford Economics
  • Peter Studley, Head of Research, Dexus Property Group
Read more about the Presenters
Besa Deda

Besa Deda
Chief Economist, St George Bank

Besa Deda is the Chief Economist of the St.George Banking Group, which includes St.George, Bank of Melbourne, BankSA and RAMS. Besa has been in this role since 2008.

As the Bank’s economic spokesperson, Besa is responsible for research on the economy and financial markets. She formulates views and forecasts on the outlook for the economy, interest rates and currencies and manages a team of economists. Besa give regular presentations and often appears in the media reporting on economic conditions.

Prior to this role, Besa held Senior Strategist and Economist roles with the Commonwealth Bank covering fixed income, foreign exchange, macroeconomics and equities.  Besa was with the CBA for nearly 8 years and before that was an economist with the Colonial Group.

Besa is the Secretary for the Australian Business Economists’ Association, and has previously written a regular property column for The Australian newspaper and lectured for FINSIA (now known as Kaplan).

Bradley Speers

Bradley Speers
Head of Research, CBRE

Bradley Speers is the Head of Research at CBRE, he has more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian and UK real estate and investment industries, specialising in valuations, investment analysis, research and economics.

His expertise in financial modelling, economic and property sector forecasting, and interpretation of macro-economic and financial market data are instrumental in his role to ensure CBRE continues to deliver thought provoking and market leading research capability.

Joining CBRE in 2014, Bradley has been a vital member of CBRE’s Australian Research team, supporting the continued growth and development of this important business unit to ensure the firm provides leading edge, transformational content to its clients. Prior to his career at CBRE, Bradley held positions with Brookfield, Knight Frank Investment Management and Investment Property Database.

Dr Frank Gelber

Dr Frank Gelber
Chief Economist Director, BIS Oxford Economics

Frank is a forecaster.  He has forecast & tracked many cycles in his time. This is another of them. The focus is on how things will change, what that means for different market participants and what they should do about it.

The task is to identify cyclical and structural shifts, to evaluate financial consequences of alternative courses of action, and to help define issues, risks and strategies.

The aim is to work out how best to navigate our cyclical environment, to know how markets will change in plenty of time to prepare, to avoid mistakes and to position into opportunities.

Peter Studley

Peter Studley
Head of Research, Dexus Property Group

Peter Studley is the General Manager, Research for Dexus Property Group, one of Australia’s leading real estate groups with over $22 billion under management. He is responsible for coordinating the group’s view on commercial property markets. Peter has worked in the real estate and financial services industry for more than 15 years, providing investment support, strategic advice and forecasting services.


4:00pmRegistration opens
4:30pmPresentations commence
6:30pmClose followed by light refreshments

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