2020 Outlook Series Launched, PCA Inclusive Leadership Mentoring Program, November Business Lunch, Member Update: AVLAW Consulting

NSW December 5, 2019

NSW 2020 Outlook series launch

The Property Council's Outlook Series for 2020 has officially launched. The events will provide an update on the critical issues facing the property sectors and deliver the information and insights to successfully manage and grow your business throughout 2020.  

The Outlook Event Series has been running for over 10 years and provides attendees with forecasts from leading industry experts and the opportunity to network. An outline of the events is provided below with links, register now to secure a great professional and networking opportunity! 

The events include:  

Thursday 6 February - Office Market Report  

Friday 7 February - Hunter Outlook  

Wednesday 12 February - Retail Outlook  

Tuesday 18 February - Western Sydney Outlook  

Wednesday 19 February - Industrial Outlook  

Thursday 20 February - Retirement Outlook  

Wednesday 26 February - Residential Outlook  

Thursday 27 February - Hotel Outlook  

Friday 28 February - Illawarra Outlook  


Property Council of Australia's Inclusive leadership mentoring program

A cross-industry leadership and mentoring program to enhance a culture of inclusion across the sector

This initiative aims to support a diversity of talented, aspiring leaders (mentees) to progress their career while enhancing the inclusive leadership capabilities of all participants (mentees and mentors). It combines informal and formal sessions between mentees and mentors with a structured and interactive program of events and workshops over six months.

This year for the first time, both men and women will be invited to participate as mentees. Given the original intent of the program to increase the female leadership pipeline, we will continue to expect a strong representation of female mentees as well as providing all emerging leaders the opportunity to develop inclusive leadership skills and experience the benefit of this impactful program.

The formal sessions facilitated by Serendis provide career, leadership and mentoring development frameworks to drive the mentoring conversations as well as broader skill development of the participants. In addition to the facilitated sessions, six to eight one-on-one sessions between mentee/mentor pairs are recommended over the course of the program. For more information see here


NSW November Business Lunch: Transformation of Martin Place 

Property Council held its November Business Lunch on Thursday 14 November at the Fullerton Hotel, which focused on the Transformation of Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD and the major investment set to revitalise the historically significant precinct and heart of the city which draws in workers, residents and visitors every day.  

We heard from an excellent lineup of speakers including Michael SilmanProject Director, Metro Martin Place Project for Macquarie Group, Amanda Pieriboni Head of City Retail Development for Dexus, Mark TaitGroup Executive and Head of Commercial Development for Investa, Sally WalkomExecutive Director, Commercial Delivery for Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Jennie Buchanan Director, Sydney for Ethos Urban. 

The panel discussed the significance and importance of this precinct as the financial and commercial core of the CBD, design and heritage of the buildings and the way in which the Martin Place has brought community together over the years which a reflection on the past, present and the future of this precinct. A number of key projects were also highlighted and discussed including: 

  • Construction of the integrated Sydney Metro Project  
  • Sixty Martin Place developed by Investa 
  • Transformation of the MLC Centre Retail Precinct by Dexus  

Thank you to our sponsors for this event, Avenue Executive and our wonderful panel for their insights! 


Member Update: AVLAW Consulting on Obstacle Limitation Surfaces 

AVLAW Consulting have recently published a blog on the current concepts being developed internationally (that will apply to Australia) in relation to the future of airspace which is to be protected from buildings and cranes 

Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) which is a main area of focus for the organisation, is a form of protection established by the aviation industry to protect airspace that if penetrated could compromise the safety, efficiency or regulatory of aircraft operations.  

If you work in the construction industry as a developer, builder, architect or crane operator – chances are you may be familiar with this concept or term ‘OLS’ and might like to know more. AVLAW Consulting provides insights and news through their website on a range of matters, you can read more in the blog here and on their website here.