The report titled “Australia Real Estate Market Outlook to 2023 – By Residential (Apartment & Villas), By Retail (Regional, Sub-Regional, Neighborhood, CBD, Large Format Retail and Others), By Office (Grade A, Grade B and Premium Offices) and By Hotel (3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star and Other Hotels)” provides a comprehensive analysis of the real estate space within Australia. The report covers various aspects such as overview and supply as well as demand assessment for each sector. Comparative landscape has been presented at an overall level. The report concludes with future outlook, supply-demand gap analysis, key investment pockets and recommendations.

Australia Real Estate Market Introduction and Overview

Real estate market within Australia is currently at its growing stage. The country witnessed a declining mortgage interest rate in the real estate market owing to which the demand for the real estate has increased over the years. It observed a growing demand in the office, hospitality and retail real estate sector owing to favorable demographics of the country and the increase in the number of tourist arrivals. The prices of residential dwellings were breaking all-time high records in 2017 thus, resulting in the affordability issues for the buyers. Properties in Sydney and Melbourne account for majority of the residential dwellings in Australia.

Australia Retail Real Estate Market

Australia retail real estate industry was observed to grow in past five years thus, recording a positive CAGR in terms of revenues during the review period 2013-2018 owing to the rising urban density, declining vehicle use, online retailing and the increasing popularity of prepared or semi prepared meals. The country witnessed increased opportunities for the investors to acquire major retail assets, which historically was not accessible in the country. Bulk of this supply will include neighborhood retail centers and large format retail. For the investor, stable economic growth, low interest rates and relatively attractive yields should continue to drive a strong demand when compared to many overseas markets.

Australia Hotel Real Estate Market

The hotel space within Australia real estate industry was witnessed to grow in terms of total room revenue. The hotel real estate industry of Australia showcased a five year positive CAGR during 2013-2018. Australia’s accommodation pipeline had a positive growth in year 2018 with the opening of new rooms across the ten major markets and further new rooms in Sydney and Melbourne’s hotel markets. With a strong economic backdrop and significant investments in tourism and transport infrastructure, demand is expected to absorb the additional supply as Australia’s appeal as a premium destination for visitors continues to grow.

Australia Office Real Estate Market

Office real estate industry showcased a positive growth for the present and future due to the movement of office spaces in new CBD areas such as Parramatta region. White-collar employment growth, strong rent reversion, declining national vacancy and an unprecedented infrastructure spend have all contributed to Australia’s global office strength. The eastern seaboard recorded the highest volume of investment activity and NSW dominated the office market in Australia. Amenities and building specifics such as floor space and ceiling height, and the specific layout of a building, will increase the demand of the office space for the local and international investors.

Snapshot on Co-Working Spaces in Australia

Co-working office supply within Australia has surpassed demand in 2018. Steady and robust supply increase in number of listed workspaces and increase in business movement to flexible office space is expected in next 5 years. Global players such as WeWork and Spaces have established their market presence thereby, challenging locally owned and operated companies such as Hub Australia and One Roof.

Australia Residential Real Estate Market

The residential real estate industry of Australia showcased a positive 5 year CAGR during the review period 2013-2018. The market is considered to be in a correction phase that will make housing more affordable for home buyers in the long run. The country witnessed an oversupply of residential dwellings in some major capital and sub urban areas in the year 2017 and 2018. It is expected that the prices will further decline to normal levels in the coming years, most likely, making property more available for local buyers.

Comparative Landscape within Australia Real Estate Market

The real estate industry has intensified competition on the back of an increasing demand for newer properties and commercial activities. The industry was observed to be highly fragmented. Major players include Metricon Homes PTY Ltd., Dyldam Developments PTY Ltd., Burbank Group, GJ Gardner Homes, Multiplex Group, ABN Group, MJH Group and others. Major competition parameters include land bank, location of the property, construction costs and reputation of the company.

Australia Real Estate Market Future Outlook and Projections

Retail Market: Population growth in east coast markets will be driving the growth in the neighborhood shopping centers in urban areas. An addition of 250,000 square meters of retail space for neighborhood store is expected to be delivered by the year ending 2019. For an investor, stable economic growth, low interest rates and relatively attractive yields should continue to drive strong demand for Australian retail property in the forecasted period.

Hotel Market: The transaction activities are expected to increase in the upcoming years as majority of hotel assets are currently being marketed or are in pipeline. Key upcoming supply includes DoubleTree by Hilton, Northbridge, Ritz-Carlton and others.

Office Market: Metro office markets in Australia will have a growing role to play in accommodating employees in the future. Office supply will be driven by improved infrastructure, such as Sydney’s Northwest and City and Southwest Metro rail project and Melbourne’s proposed underground suburban rail loops, which will further open up suburban markets to office occupiers.

Residential Market: The residential space in Australia is estimated to be driven by rising population, increase number of local and international migrants and the trend of shifting towards the apartment living.