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Sydney: Defensive Development

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The ArtHouse Hotel

275 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000


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The wave of commentary surrounding Australia’s residential development sector has reached record levels and many questions remain unanswered for the broader industry.

A recent Industry Sentiment Survey conducted by The Urban Developer found that the reality in boardrooms and construction sites across Australia differed substantially to the headlines that have been splashed across the nation’s media mastheads.

In one of the largest industry surveys ever undertaken in Australia, we sought to better understand the prevailing attitudes towards the cities, sectors and disciplines within the industry.

As the pressures of funding restrictions impact both developers and purchasers alike, and the industry braces for a slowdown in construction activity, we are now beginning to ask ourselves questions of survival rather than opportunity.

So, what did the survey results find and how can developers and the industry adapt and thrive in uncertain times?

The Urban Developer, in association with Development Finance Partners, is delighted to invite you to a unique and exclusive look into the sentiment underlying the property sector in 2017.

With a focus on the big factors looming on the horizon, such as the outlook for off-the-plan settlements, construction and purchaser funding, settlement valuations, construction pricing and site values, we will further delve into how the industry can manage risk and find opportunity in uncertain times.

The event will feature a detailed review of the results of the Industry Sentiment Survey followed by a panel discussion with industry experts from across development, research, finance and valuations into the implications on the ground.

This is a unique event that aims to dispel the media myths and provide attendees with a clearer understanding of the forces influencing the future of the residential development sectors in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Networking drinks and food are included in ticket price.

Who Are The Speakers?

Baxter Gamble - Founder & Director, Development Finance Partners

Baxter Gamble has 20+ years of practical experience in providing creative funding solutions for some of Australia’s landmark developments.

Over the past 20+ years Baxter has developed strong relationships with the decision makers within a large and diversified range of Banks, Building Companies, Institutional Equity providers, as well as high net worth individuals. These relationships are critical to the value proposition to the DFP’s clientèle.

Baxter has been a regular contributor of commentary to the press in regards to various issues the sector has faced, and has spoken at a number of high profile events such as the Master Builders Awards and The Building Institute of Australia.

Ged Rockliff - Head of Residential, Savills

Ged has been involved in all facets of residential development over the last 25 years. He has a strong background in development/construction, property finance and real estate marketing.

Ged also has extensive experience in the development and marketing of new communities and was involved in a number of Sydney’s new master planned communities, including those on former industrial sites.

Involved in the funding of over $3 billion of development and investment property, Ged has also privately advised and arranged equity (both private and institutional including offshore) for a range of developers and builders.

Ged moved to the role of Head of Residential, Australia and New Zealand in late 2015, where he now oversees the expansion of the entire division including Residential Projects, Residential Resales, Property Management and site sales, which is growing at a rapid rate in each state.

Jason Anderson - Chief Economist, MacroPlan

Jason Anderson is MacroPlan’s Chief Economist. Jason joined the MacroPlan team in 2010 after working as a Senior Economist for a Property Market Research Company, and prior to that as a senior researcher with both the private sector and Federal Government. Jason possesses extensive quantitative and research experience in the fields of residential analysis and commercial property and development.

Jason’s views on the property and development sectors are regularly sought by the national media. Jason has considerable experience in the analysis and development of the residential development policy environment and has undertaken several major reports for a number of industry associations, designed to achieve productive policy reform.

Kim Quick - Director, Residential, Herron Todd White

Kim has been a valuer since 1987 and started working with Herron Todd White in 2006 with a number of years practice in all areas of valuation. Kim’s experience includes a focus on a range of valuations of residential properties with a particular speciality on semi-rural residential property within both the Greater Metropolitan area of Sydney and surrounds.

Kim’s expertise extends to valuations for mortgage security purposes, rent reviews, capital gains tax, statutory and legal requirements.

In her current role, Kim is part of the Sydney Executive team and is responsible for the strategy and workflow processes of the Residential Division.

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