NSW State of the Market: Commercial (N170531)

4:30pm Wednesday, 31 May 2017
6:30pm Wednesday, 31 May 2017
EY - Sydney
200 George Street Level 35
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Sydney Commercial is hot property

State of the Market Commercial seminar provides an insight into the current state of play in the Sydney commercial property market. 

The presenters will cover topics such as:

  • A NSW economic outlook and its impact on tenant demand
  • How does the commercial market compare to other alternative investment options? 
  • Comparing cycles - Where are we now? Where to from here?
  • What's driving yield compression? Are yields near their peak?
  • How does Sydney compare to other global cities?
  • What is driving investment decisions?
  • Resilience - what it means
  • What are the main shocks and stresses for Sydney?

Don't miss out on what the experts are forecasting for the Commercial property market. 

The event will be held at the new EY building. The EY building, at 200 George St, is a new 38,900 sqm premium grade landmark building, embracing innovation and high technology. The building provides automated timber blinds, combined with vertical timber shading elements and three layers of performance glazing. Situated in Australia’s leading business and cultural precinct, the building offers spectacular views of Sydney’s most recognised landmarks – the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.


Will CloseWill Close
Advisory, Program & Portfolio Management, EY

A brief overview of the EY building will be provided by Will.


Nick McGrath




Nicholas McGrath
Fund Manager, AMP Capital

Nick McGrath is the Fund Manager of the AMP Capital Wholesale Office fund, responsible for setting and implementing Fund strategy in order to deliver optimum performance for the Fund's investors. Commencing in his role in January 2014, Nick brings extensive property funds management experience and expertise to his role gained from 15 years in the Australian and Asian property funds industry, holding a variety of roles including fund management and a senior executive in capital transactions and corporate finance. Prior to his current role, Nick was the CEO of the AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT (AA-REIT), a SGX-listed industrial REIT, managed in a 50/50 joint venture by AIMS Financial Group and AMP Capital.

Frank AllenFrank Allen
Director, Property Markets, Westpac

Frank Allen is Director, Property Markets in the Industry Analytics and Insights team for Westpac Institutional Bank. In this role Frank sets the house view for outlook for the various property markets and sectors around the country, including office, retail, industrial, hotels and residential development. Frank has 34 years’ experience in property research, having joined Richard Ellis in London in 1983 before moving to Australia in 1988. Prior to joining Westpac in 2000, Frank was Head of Research for Richard Ellis across Australasia and Head of Research across Asia Pacific for Colliers.

Simone ConchaSimone Concha
Director of Sustainability, JLL

Simone Concha is JLL’s Director of Sustainability – Australia. Simone is responsible for coordinating the delivery of sustainability services across all business lines in Australia, and leading the Australian business to meet JLL global corporate sustainability objectives. She is a Member of the Green Building Council of Australia, a Green Star Accredited Professional and a Certified Assessor.

James ParryJames Parry
NSW State Director, CBRE

James has been advising funds, high net worth individuals, corporations, domestic institutions and offshore groups in relation to all facets of Real Estate for over 25 years. In 2017, James joined CBRE to focus on significant institutional grade divestments. Prior to this, James was responsible for Knight Frank’s Institutional Sales team nationally, where he was responsible for some of Australia’s most noteworthy sales. He was also a member of their Australian Executive Committee.

Program of Events

4:00pmRegistration opens
4:30pmSeminar commences
6:30pmSeminar closes and light refreshments
7:30pmEvent concludes

Registration Fees

API Member (early bird closes 5th May)$96
API Student Member (early bird closes 5th May)$69.50
Non-Member (early bird closes 5th May)$122.50
API Member $106
API Student Member$79.50
All fees include GST 

CPD Points

Attendance at this event accrues 2 CPD Points.







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