Insight: Property Profits
“The best investment on earth is earth.” – Louis Glickman, American real estate investor and philanthropist
As the engine room of our built environment, Australia’s construction industry comprises 8% of the GDP, contributing $134.2 billion to the country’s economy. The sector, spanning civil, commercial and residential projects, employing over 1.1 million people.
At its 2017 peak, Australia’s housing market was valued at $6.9 trillion (ABS 2018). Australians reportedly spend twice as much time researching property than exercising at the gym (1.08 hours) or speaking to their parents (0.88 hours).
This month, our friends at The Office Space have assembled an expert panel to look at property from the lens of the residential, commercial and construction sectors:
Ivan Bresic started a real estate internship at age 17 and in 2003 partnered with Shannan Whitney to form Bresic Whitney from a two-man band to a team of around 100 staff within 4 offices located in Darlinghurst, Glebe, Balmain & Hunters Hill;
Josephine Sukkar AM is Principal and Co-Owner of Buildcorp which employs over 300 staff and has revenue of $500 million. She chairs Buildcorp’s charitable entity The Buildcorp Foundation and is President of Australian Women’s Rugby;
Barrie Barton is the founder of Right Angle Studio, a company on a mission to understand and improve life in our cities. Their placemaking prowess is sought by commercial property developers and institutional landlords to create culturally successful urban environments.
When: Tuesday 27th August, from 5:30—7pm
Where: Golden Age Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
Cost: Tickets $25 + GST (includes welcome drink and light canapes)
Insight by The Office Space
Now in its fourth year of production, Insight by The Office Space is a business talk series that brings together innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore burgeoning topics and reveal the secrets of their success under a monthly theme. The Office Space is now proud to partner with the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF). For each Insight event that they host, they will be sending one disadvantaged women through the SCF’s Women’s Business Incubator Program. For more information visit The Office Space’s News and Events page.