Daily Blockbrief – 28 February

27/02/2013 9:20 pm



BLOCKBRIEF - 28 February, 2013

Awful Truth About Development Of Flood-Prone Land

Top Stories

When it comes to property that is prone to flooding, buyers carry all the risk, while local councils won’t stop developers selling land in risky areas, and insurers won’t necessarily pay up when disaster strikes more

Record high occupancy rates in Australia’s key central business district hotel markets have sparked interest in accommodation projects after a lull more

The Barclays Skyscraper Index shows that the list of countries planning to build the world’s tallest tower is getting bigger more

Harry Triguboff’s Meriton Group has snapped up a warehouse and office complex and related land in Sydney’s Homebush for $25.4 million more

Shopping centre heavyweight Westfield Group has hit its operating target in 2012, helped by improved mall metrics in the US and higher development and management income more

Property valuers LandMark White are being sued for a "gross overvaluation" of a Sydney office building by the financial services group, Suncorp more

 

Property Development

China's Largest Property Developer Is Now Buying American

Boom Or Bust For Small Cap Developers

Demand For Hotel Rooms Bodes Well For Developers

Meriton Trumps Chinese To Take Homebush Site

Royal Group Eyes Former Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Leighton Celebrates 567 Collins Street Groundbreaking

 

Planning

Canada Bay Development Control Plan Amendments

Architects Reveal Winning Secrets Of Green Square Library

Ryde Civic Precinct Planning Proposal

UK Planning Changes Welcomed By Property Fund Managers

School Buildings Sale Looms

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Westfield CEO: Valuations Are Lifting

WSJ - Builders Fuel Home Sale Rise

SMH - 10 Hurt In Balcony Collapse At Family Dinner

Property Observer - Another Big Auction Weekend Coming For Melbourne

The Australian - Walker Hives Off Industrial Portfolio

Inman - What's Your Social Network Really Worth?

The Real Deal - Developers Head Back To School, But Not To Study

The Source - Worst Of Housing Construction Insolvencies Over

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