Daily Blockbrief – 20 September 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 20 September, 2012

Trulia To Go Public Thursday In $78M IPO

Today's Top Real Estate Stories

Big Developers Upping Ante In Battle To Reverse Weak Sales Across Housing Estates

2011 Census Shows Oz Housing Market Is Undersupplied, BIS Shrapnel

Forum Partners To Push Further Into OZ Market By Funding Real Estate Companies & Developers

Rumours Fly As Top Floor Shake-ups Shock Mirvac

Mirvac Withdraws $150M Mixed-Use Complex After Failing To Attract A High Enough Offer

$17bn Earmarked For Core Property Assets - Colliers 

Foolish Government Decisions Hurting Fragile Property Markets

 

Development

Mirvac Gets The Tick Of Approval For Harold Park Project

DJs Being Courted By Top Retail Landlords For Joint Redevelopment Of Flagship Sydney & Melbourne Stores

Refurbished NAB Bank Premises In Hurstville Sells For $9M

$400M Renovation At Macy's NYC Causes A Stir 

US Hotel Development Picks Up

US: Casino Zoned Land In Atlantic City Still On The Market After 2 Years

Development Activity In London Increased Marginally

Property Developers, Tameer Highlight Prices Increase In Dubai

 

Planning

Proposal To Amend Schofields Land Release To Increase Density

Public Exhibition of Draft Byron Local Environmental Plan

 Great Lakes Draft LEP Exhibition: A Great Success

 

Real Estate Tech

Increasing Numbers of Home Buyers and Investors Using Mobile APPs to Search 

Retailers At Last Click On Online Needs

RE/MAX Online Scams Spread To Australia

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Laguna Wants Say In PrimeAg Sale

Property Observer - Perth House Rents Up $16.4% In A Year, Hobart Flat

SMH Property News (with Domain) - SMH Continues Misinformation of Forced Apartment Sales To Developers

Daily Telegraph Realestate - House Hunters Turning To Smartphones To Search

The Australian - Building Growth Forecast To Halve

WSJ - Housing: Finally On The Path To Recovery?

B2 - A Summary Guide To Facebook Marketplace Ads

Inman News -Why Generic Analytics Reports & Tools Won't Do

 

Opinion

Rebecca Thistleton - Higher Density Promotes Intellectual Exchange and Economic Activity

Geoffrey Lawrence - Why The Foreign Finance Industry Is Interested In Buying Australia's Farms

 Pamela Bennett - REIA Hits Back At Milton Cockburn's Claims