Australasian Retail | First Half 2019

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Research and Forecast Report

Enhance your perspective on Retail property markets with our latest Research & Forecast Report, First Half 2019.

Our latest report examines the key trends influencing various retail markets across Australia and New Zealand. 

New Zealand Market Highlights

  • Retailers face challenging market conditions, but recent data helps support more positive conditions ahead
  • Vacancy rates remain low, but supply rises in some locations will provide a dampening on rent rises
  • Investment yields remain broadly steady, but high levels of enquiry remain for prime retail assets

Australia Market Highlights

  • Australian consumers spent nearly $305 billion at physical stores in the 12 months to March 2019, which is 20 times more than the amount spent on online shopping.
  • Nine out of ten of the most visited Australian shopping websites in 2018 belong to traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
  • The Australian retail property market continues to offer an attractive value proposition and more favourable risk-adjusted returns compared to other developed markets.

Australasian Retail | First Half 2019

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