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Property implosion?


Property implosion?

Around the country the apartment oversupply I have previously discussed has started to hit the market and it is already impacting developers and investors. In this video insight I discuss apartment vacancy rates and what happens to the Australian economy when the construction boom ends.

Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. Roger brings more than two decades of investment and financial market experience, knowledge and relationships to bear in his role as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to establishing Montgomery, Roger held positions at Ord Minnett Jardine Fleming, BT (Australia) Limited and Merill Lynch.


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  1. Hi Roger, one issue I think you may have overlooked is the sharp increase in construction costs these developments are now subject to. The gestation period of a development can be several years and if sale prices are falling and construction costs are rising at a very sharp rate it’s the developers margin that is caught in the middle

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