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Media releases - Real Estate

See below for all Deloitte Australia news releases related to Real Estate.
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Tourism outlook - international visitor arrivals continue to rally while shorter domestic trips grow 28 February 2013 Continuing growth in international visitor arrivals – from emerging Asian markets, but also more traditional sources – have been highlighted by Deloitte Access Economics’ latest Tourism and Hotel Market Outlook.
Hotel investment pipeline strengthens as occupancy rates set to remain high 28 February 2013 Record hotel occupancy rates are rekindling interest in major hotel developments in Australian capital cities, although a stronger supply pipeline is unlikely to significantly impact occupancy rates or yields in the near term.
Australian tourism and hotel outlook…it’s still all about Asia 29 November 2012 A growing Asian middle class, and a weakening Australian dollar in the medium term, remain the keys to a positive future for the Australian tourism industry according to Deloitte’s latest Tourism and Hotel Outlook.
Hotel occupancy rates hit new peak as demand continues to outstrip supply 29 November 2012 Continued growth in domestic visitor nights, particularly for business travellers, saw further improvements in national hotel occupancy rates in the year to June 2012.
HR organisations need to prioritise people-related risk says Deloitte 6 August 2012 With low-probability events that have a far-reaching global impact (black swan events) on the increase, people-related risk is shaping up to be one of the key trends in Human Resources (HR) according to professional services firm Deloitte. HR functions now need to adjust their own priorities as people risk rises on the corporate agenda.
HealthEdata – new Deloitte service to provide data 'superjuice' for a healthier future 1 August 2012 As Australia confronts the reality of an ageing population, Deloitte has launched a unique new data service to help health service policy makers, planners and providers meet this most complex of challenges.

Queensland has its mojo back although it's a patchy recovery for some

19 July 2012 Queensland is on the right side of history and perfectly positioned to sell its resources, tourism and other products into the growth of emerging Asia markets according to Deloitte Access Economics.

Finance transformation in the property sector – top ten tips for success

10 July 2012 With Australia's property industry facing a range of sector-specific and broader national and global challenges, there is significant demand for better financial forecasting, more meaningful performance insights and better capital management.

Retail Forecasts, May 2012 – Budget boost

14 June 2012 Australia's retail sector has been struggling since the post-GFC cash handouts faded – the hit to consumer confidence, fears of job losses and a general need to cut back on consumer debt have all cut into the appetite of Australians for a trip to the shops. However, a string of recent developments suggest that the gloom permeating shopping malls may be starting to lift.

Australia's reverse mortgage market reached $3.3bn at 31 December 2011

4 June 2012 Professional Services firm Deloitte released its 10th comprehensive study of the Australian reverse mortgage sector today. Commissioned by the Senior Australians Equity Release Association (SEQUAL), the study shows that at 31 December 2011 the reverse mortgage market in Australia consisted of more than 42,000 reverse mortgage facilities with total outstanding funding of $3.3 billion. This represents 10% growth in the value of new lending over the 12 months from 31 December 2010 and 22.5% growth in the last 24 months.

Uncertainty easing for Australian tourism as evolution continues

22 May 2012 Post-GFC uncertainty for Australia's tourism industry continues to ease, but a range of challenges remain, according to Deloitte Access Economics' Tourism & Hotel Outlook for the second quarter of 2012.

Hotel occupancy rates to grow but new property pipeline remains slow

22 May 2012 Australian hotel room occupancy rates will continue to grow over the next three years -- from 65% to 68%, their highest in decades.

Effective leadership can raise company values by 16%

16 May 2012 In a global survey of analysts, Deloitte has found that market perceptions of leaders can move share prices.

Effective leadership can raise company values by 16%

16 May 2012 In a global survey of analysts, Deloitte has found that market perceptions of leaders can move share prices.
CFOs optimism rebounds despite ongoing uncertainty 24 April 2012 Optimism levels amongst Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) improved during the last quarter according to the latest Deloitte CFO Survey. The survey recorded its most positive sentiment readings in a year, with 38% of CFOs saying they were more optimistic about their company's financial prospects than they were three months ago.
Business Outlook March quarter 2012: Mining investment in overdrive reinforces two speed split for Australian economy 24 April 2012 Deloitte Access Economics said today that as Europe's central bank has pushed a trillion euros into financial markets - despite the current worrying news from Spain, European risks have receded slightly – from 'terrifying' to 'quite worrying'.
Bi-Lateral Employment Initiative will positively impact skills shortages 2 April 2012 Deloitte welcomed today's announcement of a bi-lateral employment initiative to encourage skilled workers from the United States, highlighting the role it will play in meeting Australia's current skills shortages in nominated skilled occupation areas such as engineers, surveyors, tradespeople and construction project managers.
Asia remains the key for Australian tourism 27 February 2012 Significant inbound growth from the emerging economies of India and, in particular, China, and domestic demand stabilising after a prolonged period of decline, have emerged as positives for Australian tourism.
Retail Forecasts February 2012 - Walking the tightrope 8 February 2012 Retailers are due for a break. The last two years have been lean ones for the retail sector with sales growth of just 1.7% over 2010 and 2011 in real terms (after accounting for inflation). That doesn't even cover population growth over that time (of 3.0%), and is a long way short of expectations of 'normal' retail sales growth.
Investment Monitor December 2011: The Brisbane Line 1 February 2012 Australia's investment agenda continues to grow.  The December 2011 issue of Investment Monitor sees a further gain in the value of projects recorded of $18.7 billion, or 2.1%.
Business investment in new technologies: improving business performance 17 January 2012 The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte National CEO report, Business Investment in New Technologies, examines business investment in new technologies over the past three years.
Transform immigration to solve skill crisis, says Deloitte 1 December 2011 A new discussion paper released by professional services firm, Deloitte, suggests that the old rules of immigration no longer serve the future of the workforce or the Australian economy, and proposes a number of innovative solutions to help government and business meet the challenges of the current economic environment.
Australia's mortgage industry settles to a new normal 24 November 2011 The heads of mortgages and home lending CEOs and CFOs in this year's Deloitte Australian Mortgage Report, anticipate a lending environment of moderate growth in 2012.
Global uncertainty and strong $A to remain challenges as Australian tourism waits for emerging markets 22 November 2011 Depressed markets and a high Australian dollar are expected to remain the rACeality – and the ongoing challenge – for Australia's tourism and hospitality industry.
Where is your next worker? – Deloitte urges business to act on looming skill shortage 2 November 2011 Professional services firm Deloitte today launched a major discussQion paper - Where is your next worker? - urging Australian businesses and government to act now to get ahead of the looming skill shortage.
Retail Forecasts August 2011 – Retail waiting to be rescued 12 September 2011 2010-11 proved to be a disastrous year for retail. The year saw real retail sales grow by just 1.3%, the worst result for 20 years. Income growth was solid enough through the year, though suffered a major setback from last summer's floods and cyclone.
New laws reshape support of Australian R&D 23 August 2011 Professional services firm, Deloitte, said the passage of the Tax Laws Amendment (Research & Development) Bill 2010 through the Senate today will deliver much needed certainty to Australian companies considering their future R&D investment programs.
Business Outlook: The 'two speed' screws are tightening 25 July 2011 Forecasters are dialling down estimates for advanced economy growth in the wake of a surge in commodity prices and Japan's awful earthquake, while government spending cuts and tax hikes are also slowing growth everywhere from the UK to Italy, Portugal and Greece, says Chris Richardson, Partner with Deloitte Access Economics, in its latest Business Outlook.
Deloitte sets its sights on growth 27 May 2011 Deloitte Australia announced today it will promote 46 new partners effective 1 July 2011. Coupled with the 29 partners added during the year through acquisition, and a further 27 experienced lateral hires, there will be 102 new Deloitte partners by 1 July - an increase of almost 25% on the previous year.
Hotel room occupancies constant in 2011 and room rates trending upwards in 2012 23 May 2011 The Deloitte Hotel Market Outlook Q2/2011 today reported that key demand drivers to the Tourism, Hospitality and the Leisure sector have softened.
Investment Monitor March 2011: Two speeds 4 May 2011 The March 2011 issue of the Deloitte Access Economics-Arup Investment Monitor sees the overall value of investment projects underway or in planning decreasing by $9.1 billion or 1% over the past quarter to $767.5 billion.
Future funding remains a concern in the aged care industry 30 March 2011 The Productivity Commission's draft report "Caring for Older Australians" goes a long way towards addressing many of the reform issues that the industry feels are necessary.
Access Economics joins Deloitte 2 March 2011 The directors and staff of Access Economics have joined Deloitte to create Australia's leading economics advisory practice to be known as Deloitte Access Economics.
Hotels on the way to recovery in 2011: Deloitte 8 February 2011 Hotel occupancy levels in Australia's major cities are well underway to full recovery to pre-GFC levels, with Sydney the star performer according to an industry presentation today.
CFOs predict increased revenue and cash flow for 2011 6 February 2011 Australian Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are increasingly confident about the outlook for the economy and their own businesses in 2011, according to the latest Deloitte Chief Financial Officer Quarterly Survey.
Commercial real estate beginning to generate momentum for recovery: Deloitte report 16 December 2010 Following sharp declines and painful deleveraging in the wake of financial and economic turmoil, commercial real estate (CRE) in the United States is showing signs that that early stages of recovery may be imminent.
Australia's mortgage industry prepares for a transformational year which promises a reformed agenda 16 December 2010 The annual Deloitte Australian Mortgage Report: 2011 Reforming the Agenda reveals that despite mortgage lending continuing to slow in 2010, positive signs are emerging.
Elysium Noosa acquired by AVJennings 22 November 2010 Deloitte partners, John Greig and Chris Campbell, Receivers & Managers of Elysium Noosa Pty Ltd, are pleased to announce the successful sale of Elysium Noosa.
RACV acquires Noosa Sanctuary Resort 4 November 2010 Deloitte partners John Greig, Chris Campbell and Nicholas Harwood are pleased to announce the successful sale of the Noosa Sanctuary five-star resort and residential complex.
Collingwood not the only winner in Grand Final replay Melbourne hotels cash in too 7 October 2010 Collingwood Football Club wasn't the only winner in this year's AFL Grand Final replay last Saturday, with the hotel industry in Melbourne cashing in on the significant increase in occupancy levels and revenue per available room.
Funding strategies needed to support our ageing population 30 August 2010 The lack of access to funding is a key concern for Australian Aged Care residential accommodation providers (Providers), financiers, operators and other key stakeholders.
Liquidators sell Vision Site 28 July 2010 The Joint Liquidators of Vision (Brisbane) Pty Limited (In Liquidation) have announced that they have exchanged contracts for the sale of the Vision Site located in the Brisbane CBD.
Australia among countries leading global hotel rebound 27 July 2010 The Australian hotel industry has rebounded strongly from the global financial crisis having recorded one of the highest percentages of occupancy globally.
Skills shortages loom large as a risk to growth 9 July 2010 According to a new Australian Industry Group/ Deloitte CEO survey, skills shortages are again looming large as a major risk for business and pose real problems for companies in terms of production and service delivery.
Adelaide Brighton, Codan and Sundance shining stars of the June 2010 Deloitte SA Index 9 July 2010 The Deloitte South Australian Stock Exchange Index (the Deloitte SA Index) decreased by 12.3% during the three months to 30 June 2010, compared to a decrease of 2.4% in the previous quarter.
Managed investment trusts announcement clarifies critical grey areas 7 May 2010 According to Deloitte Tax Partner Adele Watson, the announcement today by the Assistant Treasurer Nick Sherry on managed investment trusts (MITs) clarified two critical grey areas for the sector.
Receivers and Managers appointed to Brookfield Park Nursing Home 4 May 2010 Deloitte Partners, Sal Algeri and Simon Wallace-Smith, were today appointed as Receivers and Managers of Lotus Aged Care Services Pty Ltd and Lotus Fund No 3 Pty Ltd ("Lotus Group").
Retaining investment property concessions support rental affordability 2 May 2010 According to Deloitte Property Tax partner, Max Persson, the retention of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) concessions will support rental affordability and the recovery in the Australian commercial property markets.
Family home safe from land tax but stamp duty needs to go 2 May 2010 Deloitte Property Tax partner, Max Persson, believes the Government's rejection of the Henry Tax Review's suggestions about land tax and stamp duty, is to be expected but that stamp duty still needs to go.
Banking and infrastructure tax experts join Deloitte 24 March 2010 Deloitte has bolstered its Tax group with two new partners from the corporate sector, with extensive experience in banking and infrastructure.
Industry in recovery mode in 2010 21 March 2010 The latest Australian Industry Group/Deloitte CEO survey suggests that growth in the ninety percent of the economy represented by the manufacturing, construction and services sectors is going to be reasonably solid, albeit uneven, in the year ahead.
Receivers appointed to operators of York Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains 28 February 2010 Deloitte partners David Lombe and Simon Cathro have been appointed as Receivers and Managers of Brighten Pty Ltd, the operators of York Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains.
Funding access concern for Aged Care Providers 22 February 2010 The lack of access to funding is a key concern for Australian Aged Care residential accommodation providers (Providers) according to a recent survey by Deloitte into the Australian Aged Care industry.
Receivers appointed for Gold Coast developer 21 February 2010 On 18 February 2010, Deloitte partners Nicholas Harwood and John Greig were appointed as Receivers and Managers of four companies.
Agents appointed for Vision Brisbane CBD Site 9 February 2010 Deloitte partners have today confirmed the appointment of Jeff Dolan and Damian Winterburn to jointly manage the sale of the landmark Vision development site in the Brisbane CBD.
Draft legislation will reduce R&D business expenditure, says Deloitte 17 January 2010 The long awaited draft legislation for the new R & D Tax Credit released last Friday by the Federal Government will dramatically reduce support for business expenditure on R&D in Australia.
Directors seek additional funding for Vision Property Development in Brisbane and appoint Voluntary Administrators 15 January 2010 The directors of the Vision Group have today appointed Deloitte partners, Chris Campbell, Simon Cathro and John Greig as Voluntary Administrators of Vision (Brisbane) Pty Limited and Vision Developer (Qld) Pty Ltd.

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