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[Webinar] COVID-19: The Australian Property Market

  • 21 May 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Webinar (Online via Zoom)


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[Webinar] COVID-19: The Australian Property Market

COVID-19 has had a serious impact on the Australian Property market; welcoming representatives from SMATS Group and Repro Knight Frank, this webinar will explore the ways in which the property market has been impacted, future outlooks, and provide some financial tips for investors.

ANZCCJ is proud to partner with ANZCham Taipei, AustCham China (Beijing, South China, West China), AustCham Lao, AustCham Singapore, and AustCham Korea to present this online event.


Date: Thursday 21 May 2020 
3pm - 4pm (JST)

Location: Webinar (Online via Zoom)

Price: Free 
*Please note that registration will close on 21 May at 2:00 pm. Registered guests will receive webinar details to view this event on your computer, phone or tablet b
y the day before the event.

Overview of Economy and Property Market - 10 min
Ben Burston - Chief Economist, Knight Frank Australia 

Ben is the Chief Economist at Knight Frank Australia and in this capacity, he leads the firm’s Research & Consulting team, which provides strategic advice to clients across all sectors and geographies. He is an experienced economist and property research professional, with expertise in both global research and strategy as well as the Australian market, having previously worked in London for ten years. Prior to joining the property industry, Ben had seven years of experience as an economist and policy adviser at the Australian Department of Treasury.

Residential Property Overview - 5 min
Shayne Harris
- National Head of Residential, Knight Frank Australia

Shayne joined Knight Frank in late January 2020 after over a decade leading the residential business in Australia for a rival global property company. Shayne leads a diverse team of property professionals who specialise in residential project marketing, prestige house and apartment sales and advisory services. The Knight Frank Residential brand name is renowned globally as the market leader in the high-end residential space across both sales and lettings. Shayne is also an accomplished auctioneer calling several hundred auctions each year. 

Commercial Property Overview - 5 min
Ben Schubert
- National Head of Agency, Knight Frank Australia

Ben joined Knight Frank in March 2017 as the Joint Head of Institutional Sales, Australia alongside Paul Roberts. In 2020, Ben was promoted to National Head of Agency where he is responsible for the Capital Markets, Leasing and Industrial Logistics service lines for Knight Frank Australia. Ben remains focused on the sale of major office assets within the CBD markets of Australia.

Financial tips for investors - 10 min
Steve Douglas
- Executive Chairman - Singapore, SMATS

The co-founder and Managing Director of Australasian Taxation Services (1995) and Chairman of SMATS Services Pte Ltd. His area of taxation specialisation includes non-resident property investors, migration and expatriate taxation planning.

Q&A - 30 min

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