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Future Sydney Part 2 – Opportunities for Investors

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The investable universe in Australia across the mainstream commercial property asset classes currently totals about $896 billion. It’s a significant market which covers the nation’s office, industrial and logistics, and retail spaces.  

Sydney holds the highest share of capital stock across these three sectors, accounting for 40% of the national total. More importantly, its investable universe is expected to grow to $464 billion by 2026, and with that growth comes opportunity.  

In our latest episode of CBRE’s Talking Property podcast, we dive into the future of major cities as we face unprecedented population growth while exploring the vast opportunities for investors that come with it. Helping to answer why Australia is such an attractive country for offshore investors are CBRE’s experts in Retail Leasing, Capital Markets for Industrial and Logistics, and Office Investments. 


Sass J. Baleh

Head of Industrial & Logistics Research, Australia and Director of NSW Research

An expert in the industrial & logistics sector, Sass has gained significant traction with investors throughout her career. Her ability to think ‘outside the box’ - understand, interpret, and relate data to the macro-environment is a critical skill in her role.

James Parry 

Director, Industrial & Logistics, NSW & NSW State Director, Capital Markets - Office 

A Sydney expert in selling institutional-grade commercial investments, James is one of the most active and successful agents in the market, particularly over the last three years. His recent transactions include Darling Quarter ($625m), 10 Barrack St ($212m), 201 Miller St ($150m) and 9 Hunter St ($344m). James’ clients appreciate the trusted advice he provides and his ability to achieve results in difficult markets while also delivering record results.

Leif Olson

Director, Retail Leasing, Australia 

With over 15 years of experience at CBRE, Leif specialises in leasing high street retail real estate and has brought to life some of Australia’s most high-profile developments. Leif’s background in property management means he brings a long term, partnership approach to retail leasing.  

Jason Edge

Senior Director, Capital Markets, Industrial and Logistics, Australia 

Jason is a Senior Director within the Capital Markets, Industrial & Logistics division focusing on the New South Wales and Queensland Industrial Markets. Jason has negotiated many of the largest sale transactions in the market including some of Sydney's largest land disposals such as the Alcoa plant, Fairfax printing facility, redundant land holding for CSR as well as an end-of-life Quarries for Hanson and Boral.  

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