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28 – 29 May

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9:30am – 5:00pm

Hotel Realm

6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Welcome Cocktail Reception

Hotel Realm

A unique opportunity to make new connections and reconnect with friends and colleagues.

MC: Carmel Hourigan, Capital Markets President, Property Council of Australia 

Welcome by Michael O’Brien, National President, Property Council of Australia

7:30pm – 9:45pm

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Keynote Dinner

Hotel Realm

Where The Hell Are We?

Annabel Crabb is an Australian political journalist, commentator and television host who is the ABC’s Chief Online Political Writer. Annabel will share some perspectives on the political outlook as the first term of a new government draws to a close. Followed by Q&A.

Welcome to Country: Proud Ngunawal man Tyronne Bell

MC: Matthew Kandelaars, Group Executive, Policy & Advocacy, Property Council of Australia

Moderator: Mike Zorbas, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia


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The last word networking drinks

Enjoy a night cap or two with fellow delegates at Ostani Bar

Wednesday 29 May

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7:15am – 7:45am
Travel to Parliament House

Parliament House

7.45am – 8.45am

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Opening address 

MC: Antony Knep, Capital Markets Executive Director, Property Council of Australia

The Hon Julie Collins MP, Minister for Housing, Homelessness & Small Business

Torie Brown, Executive Director, Student Accommodation Council, Property Council of Australia 

9:00am  – 9:30am

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Session 1
In conversation with the Leader of the Opposition

The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Leader of the Opposition 

Keynote address followed by Q&A

Carmel Hourigan, Office CEO, Charter Hall

9:30am – 10:10am

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Session 2
Global Economic Outlook

Where are we in the current global economic cycle and how does Australia stack up? How is the volatile geopolitical environment impacting economic forecasts and have the reserve banks managed to stem the inflationary pressure? How does this impact bond yields and Real Estate as a viable asset class to invest in?

Su-Lin Ong, Chief Economist & Senior Relationship Manager RBC Capital

Andrew Ballantyne, Managing Director – NSW, Head of Research, JLL
Stephen Halmarick, Chief Economist & Head of Global Economic & Market Research, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, Ray White

10:10am – 10:40am

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Session 3
Real Assets Insights

Research/demographic trends for Australia – explore the economic and geopolitical conditions impacting real estate trends with a focus on the impact of migration on the living sectors.

Ashley Fell, Social Researcher & Demographer, Director of Advisory, McCrindle

Katie Stevenson, NSW Executive Director, Property Council of Australia

10:40am – 11:20am
Morning Tea
11:20am – 12:00pm

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Session 4
Cyber & AI impacting the real estate industry

Deep dive into how AI is impacting the real estate sector and the implementation and stages of take up within the sector.

Cybersecurity – what are the implications of collecting and sharing data? How well advanced/prepared is the property sector in addressing these challenges and what are the key risks?  

Anna Poole, Partner, Cyber Security | Energy, Mining & Property Sector Lead, KPMG
Dr Michael Kollo, CEO, Evolved.AI 
Greg Boorer, CEO, CDC

Kate Misic, Head of Alternative Investments and Real Assets, Telstra Super

12:00pm – 12:40pm

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Session 5
The Living Sector

An emerging and evolving sector with the growth of Land Lease, BTR and PBSA. How does Australia stack up globally from a required return perspective, how do we reach scalability and what are the challenges for investors into this sector particularly in attracting third party global capital partners. Additionally, what are the challenges facing Super Funds investing meaningfully into this sector in Australia.

Campbell Hanan, Group CEO & Managing Director, Mirvac
Michael Campbell, Head of International, Pretium
Sophie Fallman, Managing Partner, Real Estate, Brookfield
Tarun Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Stockland

Diana Sarcasmo, Managing Director, Residential, Colliers

12:40pm – 2:00pm

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Session 6
Lunch with the Shadow Treasurer

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Shadow Treasurer

Laura Jayes, Political Reporter, Sky New Australia

2:00pm – 2:40pm

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Session 7
The Investor Perspective 

What are the challenges of foreign and local investment into the Australian market and how do we stack up in the Capital allocation process? Is infrastructure a threat in Real Assets Allocation and what are the issues around legislative environment supply and demand imbalances and Taxation?

Alessandro Fiascaris, Non-Executive Director, Oxford Properties
Denise Wu, Senior Vice President, GIC
Michelle McNally, Chief Executive Officer, Aware Real Estate
Sameer Chopra, Head of Research, Pacific & ESG, Asia Pacific, CBRE

Kate Herfort, Global Head of Real Estate Client Solutions Group, Macquarie Group

2:40pm – 3:10pm

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Session 8
Diversification into Alternatives

Real Estate opportunities in new and emerging sectors – what is the outlook? Industry CEO’s to talk about how businesses who once invested across traditional asset classes are now looking at alternatives such as Living communities/BTR, data centres, healthcare, Social Infrastructure. How will this evolve and where will we be in 20 years particularly looking at how more established markets have developed. Where is the depth of liquidity and scaleability?

David Harrison, Managing Director & Group CEO, Charter Hall
Esther Kerr, CEO Wealth and Capital Markets, Australian Unity

Romy Grace, Director Capital, MaxCap Group

3:10pm – 3:50pm
Afternoon Tea
3:50pm – 4:30pm

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Session 9
Competing for Capital

Are the real estate opportunities in Australia competitive against opportunities such as infrastructure private equity and offshore Investment? How do Investment Managers make real estate stack up versus other real asset classes from an investment committee perspective? How do Super Funds allocate to different asset classes within organisations and what is the forecast for local real estate investment?

Tanya Branwhite, Head of Portfolio Construction, TCorp
Kate Misic, Head of Alternative Investments and Real Assets, Telstra Super
Declan Walsh, Senior Investment Manager Real Estate Division – Asia Pacific, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)

Moderator: Barry Brakey

4:30pm – 4:40pm
Session 10

MC: Antony Knep, Capital Markets Executive Director, Property Council of Australia

4:40pm – 5:00pm
Travel to Hotel Realm
6:00pm – 6:30pm 
Travel to Parliament House 
6:30pm – 9:45pm 

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Cocktail Reception & Property Leaders’ Dinner featuring Australian Property Hall of Fame inauguration

Close out the Property Leaders’ Summit with the Property Leaders’ Dinner.

Master of Ceremonies: Mike Zorbas, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia

Sponsor Address: Deborah Leerhsen, Executive General Manger, global Client Solutions, Commonwealth Bank

Government address: The Hon Richard Marles MP, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Enjoy our final exclusive networking opportunity with fellow delegates and celebrate the 2024 inductees into the Australian Property Hall of Fame. 

The Australian Property Hall of Fame honours individuals who have provided sustained leadership, made a pioneering contribution and left an outstanding legacy to the property industry and the Australian community.

In 2024, Jim Hazel and Charlotte Vidor AM will be inducted for their remarkable contribution to the industry and the Australian community. 

9:45pm – 10:00pm
Travel to Hotel Realm

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Enjoy a night cap or two with fellow delegates at Ostani Bar

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