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What’s Driving the Cost of Construction?

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Costs in construction have spiked in recent months, driven by inflation, economic stimulus and supply chain challenges, impacting on material availability. The increase in construction costs is putting pressure on the development pipeline, margins and timelines. So how high will they go, how are developers managing these increases and what is the outlook for the Australian economy?

In this episode of Talking Property we look at the sharp rise in construction costs and the impact they’re having on the industry. Hosted by Kate Bailey, Director of Research, Pacific with special guests Carlos Cacho, Chief Economist at Jarden Australia and Richard Hume, Victoria State Director of Project Management at CBRE Pacific. 



Kate Bailey

Director, Research, 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 inhouse with a major retailer.

Richard Hume 

Victoria State Director, Project Management 

Richard leads the Victorian Project Management and Principal Contracting business with over 30 years’ industry experience. He leads a team of 50+ professionals, delivering projects ranging from $1m to $400m across all sectors including commercial (investor and occupier), government, education, residential, retail, industrial, health, hotels, infrastructure and life sciences.

Richard’s connections with CBRE’s broader business provides insights beyond direct project management in the areas of capital markets, office occupier and investor, valuations, property and facility management, residential projects, building depreciation and cost consultancy. 

Carlos Cacho

Chief Economist at Jarden Australia 

Carlos Cacho is Chief Economist for Jarden in Australia. Prior to joining Jarden, Carlos spent three years as Australian Economist at UBS Australia, and previously five years at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Economics, as well as a First Class Honours in Economics from the University of New South Wales. 

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