Research

The Research team provides thought leadership for Investa through market research and strategic insights.

  • Through market leading research and analysis of office markets, Investa Research provides a strategic advantage to both operational and investment business decisions.
  • Our analytical strength provides thought leadership and innovation to identify emerging market opportunities and manage potential risks.
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Investa Inside: 2022 Office Market Outlook


The key messages are based on ‘Five key office market trends to watch in 2022’:
  •  From Economic Resilience to Rebound: Australia’s resilience through COVID-19 provides a strong evidence-base for the capacity of the economy, and the office-based business sector to rebound.
  • The Future of Office is Here: Following an extended period of speculation about the outlook for office leasing markets through 2020 and 2021, Australia’s office markets will now face the ‘new future of work’ as businesses increasingly return to the office. 
  • Office-based Employment Growth & Net Absorption Recovery: Economic growth and white-collar employment are expected to account for approximately 60-65% of Australia’s future CBD office absorption.
  • Regeneration of Australian CBD Office Markets: A positive outlook for Australian CBD prime office market fundamentals is expected to support further steady growth in new office completions in the coming years. 
  • Pent-up Capital Demand: Australian office capital market activity is expected to continue to re-activate in 2022, following the transaction headwind of COVID-19. While domestic capital sources remained active in 2021, offshore-sourced capital demand has continued to reflect a strong underlying global appetite for Australian office markets.
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Investa Inside - Future of Work Report 2021

 
Investa’s 2021 Future of Work Report research highlights five key themes that will impact the future of office work:

 

  • 1. Central strategic advantage - A central office location will continue to provide a strategic business advantage.
  • 2. Business workplace planning - Most businesses are looking to maintain their existing office space commitment as they consider the future economic and business environment.
  • 3. Flexibility in focus - Businesses are planning to incorporate a range of flexible work options in the post-COVID workplace.
  • 4. Workplace Wellness - Businesses have a strong focus on supporting employee wellbeing through the workplace experience.
  • 5. Technology & connectivity - Technology and connectivity will drive workplace strategy and design decisions.

Download the full report below for more detail on these themes and Investa’s view on the future of Australian office work. 

 

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Investa Inside - April 2021



Investa Inside Office Market Outlook  April edition now available. 

Some of the key features include; 
  • A solid rebound in business conditions to support underlying demand for Australian capital city office space. Our analysis illustrates that economic conditions by far outweigh the net impact of changes to the way office work is conducted on future office demand.
  • ‘Flight to quality’ to drive outperformance in higher quality office leasing markets. Tenant preference trends, combined with a boost to office rental affordability, will drive outperformance in prime leasing market conditions.
  • Office capital market activity set to rebound. We outline the factors we think will drive a resumption in office capital value growth and support downward pressure on prime office cap rates.
 


 

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Investa produce regular research papers on the Australian Office sector.

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