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Australia’s 2024 Property Predictions: Episode 1

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The image shows a low angle shot of Chippendale Green with the Halo Statue in the background.

To kick off our 2024 property predictions series, we chat with Charter Hall’s David Harrison, CBRE Investment Management’s Alex Crossing and Lendlease’s Dale Connor. 

They give us their views on the best property market opportunities this year and the areas ripe for transformation. 

In the spotlight are “beds, meds and sheds”, the conviction around prime office opportunities, the intersection between transport and property, an ever-increasing focus on sustainability and whether we’re returning to an “old normal”.  

It’s the first episode in a three part series, with Episode 2 set to go live on January 18 featuring ISPT’s Chris Chapple, Brookfield’s Leonie Wilkinson and Investa’s Pete Menegazzo. Episode 3 will launch on January 25, headlined by Aware Real Estate’s Michelle McNally and Aliro’s David Southon.

If you have any questions regarding this episode or property topics that you’d like CBRE to address in future episodes, please email us at: [email protected].


David Harrison

Managing Director and Group CEO, Charter Hall

With a specific focus on strategy, David has been responsible for all aspects of the Charter Hall business since 2004. Recognised as a multi sector market leader, David has over 37 years’ global property market experience and has led transactions exceeding $100 billion of commercial, retail and industrial property assets. Under his stewardship, the Charter Hall Group portfolio has grown from $500 million to $87.4 billion of assets under management.

As a customer centric business with an embedded DNA focused on being a fiduciary of other peoples’ money, David has led Charter Hall to become the largest property owner in Australia and the largest manager of external equity invested in the domestic property sector.

Alexandra Crossing

Regional Head, Asia Pacific, Indirect Private Real Estate CBRE Global Investment Management

Alex Crossing is the Regional Head for Asia Pacific within Indirect Private Real Estate at CBRE Investment Management (CBRE IM) and has worked across the Singapore and Sydney offices since 2008. She is responsible for managing the Asia Pacific component of global investment mandates, sourcing and undertaking due diligence on investment opportunities. Alex is on the Indirect Management Team and represents Indirect on CBRE IM’s Sustainability Committee.

Dale Connor

CEO, Lendlease

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lendlease Australia in July 2021, Dale is responsible for overseeing the Australian business which encompasses Investments, Development and Construction. Dale joined Lendlease in 1988 and has worked in senior roles across Australia, China, and the United States. They include CEO Building and COO Construction & Infrastructure in Australia, and Managing Director of Project Management & Construction, Managing Director of Military Housing, and Executive Vice President of Investment Management in the US.

Kathryn House

Pacific Communications Director, CBRE

Kathryn joined CBRE in 2007 following a 15-year career in property journalism working for some of Australia's leading newspapers, including the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald. She works closely with CBRE’s CEO and senior executive team to promote the company’s brand, platform and corporate values.

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