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Which city is leading Australia’s office recovery?

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The Property Council of Australia’s latest office vacancy figures presented some surprises in major cities across the country. While concerns about the market still remain from 2022, industry experts are beginning to see positive signs of stability in vacancy rates in the next 12 months alongside a more robust supply pipeline in big cities such as Melbourne.  

In our latest Talking Property episode, CBRE’s Director of Pacific Research, Kate Bailey, sits down with Dexus' General Manager, Queensland and Project Leasing, Matthew Miller, along with CBRE's Pacific Head of Office Leasing, Mark Curtain, and CBRE’s Australian Head of Office Research, Tom Broderick, to breakdown the finer points of office vacancy trends for the year ahead.  

The discussion covers key insights from the new data, where the future opportunities lie and what landlords and occupiers should be focusing on in 2023. It also looks at why existing tenants are increasingly choosing to upgrade office spaces and committing towards more premium assets.   


Kate Bailey

Director, Research, CBRE Australia

Kate is passionate about driving thought leadership around innovation and transformation in the retail sector. She has worked in property economics for 13 years including time working in-house with a major retailer.

Matthew Miller  

General Manager, Queensland & Project Leasing, Dexus

Matthew is Dexus’s General Manager, Queensland and Project Leasing – Office, with responsibility for the leadership of the Dexus Queensland office and all major leasing assignments across the Queensland office portfolio. He has 30 years’ experience in the property industry including roles with some of the country’s leading property companies including Lendlease, Grocon, FKP Property Group, Urbis and Colliers International. Matthew is a former board member of Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board, South Bank Corporation and the Urban Land Development Authority. He was was president of the Committee for Brisbane from 2010 to 2012 and currently sits on the Qld Division Council of the Property Council of Australia. 

Mark Curtain 

Regional Director and Head of Office Leasing, CBRE Pacific

Mark is responsible for managing CBRE’s office leasing platform across Australia and New Zealand. His proactive approach focus’ on establishing a true team environment that strives to connect its clients with the leasing market through data, research and tenant relationships.

Tom Broderick 

Head of Office and Capital Markets Research, CBRE Australia

Tom is responsible for providing insights to clients on current trends in the Australian office market. He focuses on all perspectives of the office sector, including investment, landlord and occupier.

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