Nicole Hopley

Name: Nicole Hopley Position: Bore Hole Technician (Qualification: Fitter and Machinist) Company: Mancala and Founder of Beautiful Trades Guild   What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of Construction & Development? The ownership I get to have when undertaking repairs on machinery. Knowing that other tradesmen send faulty machinery to me, and…

Budget Breakdown

The states and territories have all handed down their budgets. While there are some very welcome infrastructure investments, too many governments are continuing to hammer the property sector with tax increases that hurt jobs and investment. We go around the grounds.   Queensland Property Council executive director Chris Mountford has slammed the land tax increase…

AHURI releases their findings to Constructing Social Housing Pathways

Constructing Social Housing Pathways Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s mission is to deliver high-quality research that influences policy development and practice change to improve the housing and urban environments of all Australians. This report forms the first and foundational part of the AHURI Inquiry into understanding and reimagining social housing pathways. It focuses on…

Calls for National Plan to address Housing

Anglicare is calling for a national plan to tackle the housing affordability crisis, including investment in affordable and social housing in areas like the Illawarra. Anglicare Australia acting executive director Roland Manderson said housing in Australia is “broken”. Mr Manderson said Anglicare Australia’s research shows that affordability has been plummeting for the past ten years.…

Applying a 360-degree approach to property allocations

Applying a “360-degree approach” to property allocations can deliver superior risk-adjusted returns throughout the property cycle, says AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets’ global head of research and strategy, Justin Curlow. The real estate acquisition process is time-consuming and expensive. Assets are fixed, varied and the best properties tend to be “large, lumpy assets” that…