What does 2017 hold for the Australian Property Sector? What will be the global impact of Trump’s “America-first” economic policy? How has Brexit affected the growth of the British economy? Will the tension between US and China damage growth?
Domestically, the Australian economy is transitioning from a mining investment boom to broader-based drivers of growth. Mid-year budget update saw the federal budget deficit blowing out another $10.4 billion; a worsening economy could see the loss of the coveted AAA rating in 2017. Join us as our panel of key property leaders outline their expert thoughts and expectations for the coming year.
Dr Frank Gelber
Chief Economist Director
Frank Gelber is the Chief Economist at BIS Shrapnel. He has been for decades. Frank is a forecaster. He’s forecast & tracked many cycles in his time. This is another of them. He talks about prospects for the economy and property markets. The focus is on the medium term rather than the short term. His objective is to understand whether activity is sustainable. In a cyclical environment, the task is to predict turning points & risk, to understand how markets will develop on the logic of the players, and how market logic will change as circumstances and perceptions evolve.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
John joined the CBA in 2003 as a senior economist responsible for analysing and communicating trends in the Australian and international economies as well trends and developments in global financial markets. Prior to joining CBA, John spent 8 years as Senior International Economist in Westpac Financial Markets, 5 years as Chief Economist at CIBC Australia, 4 years as Chief Financial Markets Economist with Midland International Australia Ltd, 4 years as a financial journalist on the Australian Financial Review, and 7 years as a policy analyst in the public sector in the Commonwealth Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Greg Malempre has been involved with Location IQ since the foundation of the business in 2009 and was appointed as Director in July 2011. He has a decade of experience in the property industry with significant exposure in the field of retail and shopping centre analysis, working on a wide range of projects across all of the states and territories of Australia in addition to New Zealand. Greg has participated in two Westfield World Retail Study Tours and has a keen interest in international and domestic shopping centres, retailers and trends.
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