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Commercial Property

BIS Oxford Economics has been forecasting movements in Australian commercial property markets since 1988. Our reports on the office, retail, large format retail, hotels and industrial sectors focus on future market trends and what they mean for our clients.

Brisbane Industrial Property 2017 – 2027

Report Published: August 2017

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Contact: Beverley Taylor

+61 2 8458 4245

… is the latest in our annual series of studies on the prospects for the industrial property leasing and investment markets in the Brisbane metropolitan area.
It provides careful analysis of the drivers of demand for and supply of new space, vacancy rates; prime and secondary face and effective rents, leasing incentives, investment yields and property values; then provides 10 year forecasts for each of the variables. The emphasis is placed on the strategic implications for construction, leasing and investment, pointing out market-specific opportunities and risks.

The latest study finds that industrial property remains highly sought after by investors, with weight of money and ensuing competition for scarce assets driving down yields and delivering capital gain. It continues to underwrite strong levels of construction, but occupier demand has started to catch up. In FY2017, net absorption exceeded stock additions, causing vacancies to contract and starting to turn around the decline in face and effective rents witnessed over the past few years.

In the report we tackle the big questions: Has the leasing market reached a turning point? How long can the strength of the investment market persist? What is the connection between industrial property and interest rates? What happens if interest rates continue to rise? Will it affect investment yields and, if yes, by how much? What are the implications for construction and development? Will the Queensland economy continue to recover? What sector(s) will be the main driver(s) of demand for industrial space? What is the outlook for rents, yields and prices across the prime and secondary sectors over the coming 10 years? What returns can investors expect from industrial property in Brisbane and are they likely to meet their expectations?

The study is crucial reading for a wide range of industry participants, providing a valuable tool for developers, land owners, construction companies, investors, funds managers, lenders, valuers and policy makers at all levels of government.

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