SEPANI SENARATNE

Name: Sepani Senaratne Position: Director of Academic program, UG Construction Management Company: Western Sydney University What do you enjoy the most, working in the field of construction & development? As a university academic in the construction management field for nearly 20 years, what I enjoy most is seeing our students learn and grow with us…

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A NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR POWER

Tara, the chief strategy officer of a software firm, was the newest member of the C-suite. Except for the CEO, the other officers had joined the executive team from the technology side in the course of acquisitions. Tara, the only MBA, had come from the business side and been recommended by the board. She was…

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WHAT’S YOUR NEGOTIATION STRATEGY

When we advise our clients on negotiations, we often ask them how they intend to formulate a negotiation strategy. Most reply that they’ll do some planning before engaging with their counterparts—for instance, by identifying each side’s best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA) or by researching the other party’s key interests. But beyond that, they…

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AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST SUPER FUND PURCHASES 25% SHARE IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT GROWTH

Australia’s largest superannuation fund, AustralianSuper, has bought a 25 per cent share in a Melbourne affordable housing development group Assemble Communities. Assemble Communities reported the investment from the fund will allow it to grow its “rent with the option to buy” property portfolio, named the Assemble Model, and over time, to deliver build-to-rent assets. The…

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VICTORIAN SOCIAL HOUSING GROWTH FUND

The $1 billion Victorian Social Housing Growth Fund will deliver additional supply of social and affordable housing. A dedicated fund has been established to support innovative partnerships between the Victorian Government and consortia including the community housing, private, not for profit and local government sectors. It will go hand-in-hand with the other new social housing…

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