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Assessing the breadth of investment strengths and property challenges in Australia

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Deciphering the broader property landscape across Australia and its true performance potential on the global stage requires a deep understanding of specific goals, processes and stakeholders. And no one else knows that property pulse better than the Property Council of Australia’s Chief Executive, Mike Zorbas.  

In his candid conversation with Phil Rowland, CBRE Pacific’s Chief Executive Officer, Zorbas provides his industry-backed insights into the property sector’s most pressing issues as well as current and future trends across the residential and commercial sectors and the journey to net zero. The duo also assess Australia’s robust investment strengths amid the current economic challenges and address potential solutions to the country’s growing housing shortage crisis.  

Other crucial talking points include an update on CBD revitalisation across the country, creating momentum for more women in leadership, and how the property industry can play its part in supporting reconciliation alongside the upcoming Voice to Parliament decision. 


Phil Rowland

Chief Executive Officer, Pacific, CBRE

Phil Rowland leads CBRE’s Advisory businesses in Australia and New Zealand, with overall responsibility for Advisory & Transaction Services, Asset Services, Capital Markets, Project Management and Valuations.

Mike Zorbas  

Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia

Mike has worked in Property since his first ever job working for former Property Council National President and Australian Property Hall of Fame member, the late Jim Service AO. Prior to becoming CEO, Mike was our Group Executive of Policy and Advocacy.

Over the past two decades Mike has held senior roles at Lendlease, Stockland and the Liberal Democrats in the UK among other organisations working on public policy, communications and major projects in all Australian States. He is a current member of the Board of the Sydney Institute and a former Deputy Chair of the Committee for Sydney.

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