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Calls To Extend Rezoning Blitz To Brownfield Sites

Calls To Extend Rezoning Blitz To Brownfield Sites

The NSW State Governments move to bypass councils and rezone sites nominated by developers as being potentially suitable for the construction of residential dwellings has received conflicting appraisals from stakeholders involved after the Sydney Morning Herald released its article yesterday ‘Rezoning blitz in push for new housing’. As reported today […]

Planning Minister: At The End Of The Day We Have Capacity To Rezone Without Them

Planning Minister: At The End Of The Day We Have Capacity To Rezone Without Them

  Reports serviced yesterday on the NSW Governments so-called plan to “bypass” councils and rezone sites nominated by developers for thousands of new lots to provide the housing that Sydney is desperate for. Blockbrief has the  all the details. Last November the government invited developers with land over 100 hectares […]

Wilson & Tarbey: 2011 Was A Bad Year, We’ll See A Brighter 2012

Wilson & Tarbey: 2011 Was A Bad Year, We’ll See A Brighter 2012

  During an interview with Robert Harley, from Financial Review TV, Andrew Wilson, senior economist with APM and Charles Tarbey, Century 21 Australia Chairman the results of 2011 and the outlook for real estate in 2012 were discussed. Wilson agreed that 2011 was a bad year for house prices, but […]

Property Council: Homeowners Want Major Development Out Of The Reach Of Councils

Property Council: Homeowners Want Major Development Out Of The Reach Of Councils

Research from the Property Council  of Australia, a strong developer lobby group, finds that more than three-quarters of NSW homeowners believe that major developments should be out of the hands of local councils an be determined by an appointed planning panel of experts. A survey of 1000 NSW homeowners conducted by Auspoll […]

Market Update – Property Focus

January edition of the Blockbrief Monthly Update. Economic indicators released in December were mixed. Australia’s jobless rate was steady at seasonally adjusted 5.3% in November. The economy lost 6,300 positions, with full-time employment decreasing 39,900 and part-time employment increasing 33,600. The participation rate was steady at 65.6%. The ANZ Job […]

ROBERT TISHMAN – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

ROBERT TISHMAN – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

“A real estate developer whose companies – bearing the family name since the 19th century – etched their mark on the skylines of cities around the nation, including construction of the World Trade Center.” Dennis Hevesi (NYT)     Robert Tishman was born in Manhattan in 1916. His father David had […]

What is a Property Developer?

What is a Property Developer?

    Property development or (real estate development) is a multifaceted business, encompassing activities that range from landbanking, renovation and the purchase of undeveloped land to develop into improved allotments. Developers are the coordinators of those activities, transforming entrepreneurial ideas about land into real property. Property development begins with an […]

Top Tips For Negotiating The Development Assessment Process

Top Tips For Negotiating The Development Assessment Process

Lodging a development application with your local council can often be a stressful, nervous and anxious experience. Particularly for those who may be doing it for the first time and are unsure about how to go about communicating and liaising with the Council. To provide assistance in this regard, Blockbrief […]