property

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Vacancy taxes on the agenda, but are they the solution?

The Victorian government has warned owners of vacant inner-city properties to fill them with tenants or sell up, with less than two months before the state’s vacancy tax begins on 1 January 2018.

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Gentrification or blandification?

Once a den for organised crime – from gambling to prostitution – Kings Cross still retains something of its gritty reputation. For now.

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Gender diversity: Avdiev, Long and Morrison on how to change the game

Gender diversity is a hot issue. In the built environment it’s partly thanks to work underway through the Male Champions of Change program, and partly it just may have been intensified by the Hollywood sex scandals now rippling around the globe.

Green strata, learning from the big guns

Sustainability lessons from some of Australia’s leading commercial property investment trusts are being applied to the strata sector in order to drive environmental, social and financial outcomes.

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Greens want donation reform after a look at minister’s diary

NSW planning minister Anthony Roberts met with 53 property developers or property interest groups between January and September this year, but not a single ordinary resident, new information released by the Greens shows.

New Zealand corporates want government to stand up and save energy

A coalition of New Zealand’s leading commercial property owners and tenants has thrown down the gauntlet to the NZ Government to step up energy efficiency on its own buildings, potentially saving $50 million or up to $100m for taxpayers.

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Modern slavery is a deadly serious risk for built environment companies

Modern slavery is an issue that’s been gaining visibility over the last few years in Australia following the work by many countries, including the UK, which introduced a modern slavery act in 2015 that started a radical change throughout organisations’ supply chains.

On NSW marching to the beat of developer drums

Two NSW government decisions made this month show just how much power the development industry has to influence the very form and function of our cities – for its own benefit.

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The property sector and the war on waste

Maybe it’s more a quiet revolution, rather than a war, moving through the industry as the property titans take up the issue of waste.

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Property heavyweights join NHFIC board

Four new faces from the property industry, the community housing sector and the infrastructure financing sector have been appointed as National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) board members.

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Property sustainability conversation turns to carbon positive

The world must move to net zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the most extreme climate change scenarios, but the property sector is hoping to do more, and more quickly, particularly with notoriously hard to engage tenants.