The Australian Financial Review Property Summit

In association with Commercial Real Estate


Since 2012, a bustling property market has done much to offset the end of the mining boom, creating jobs and generating a wealth effect that emboldened Australians to spend and borrow more.

With the housing boom now well and truly over, however, the effects of lower house prices are already reverberating across the broader property sector – and the real economy.

Commercial landlords continue to ride high on strong demand and good returns, but divergence in the performance of different asset types, a wave of consolidation, and the emergence of new challengers all speak of an industry on the cusp of major disruption.

Amidst volatility in the stock market and ever-tightening yields, investors continue to look to property for safe, solid returns. But how long can it last?

The Australian Financial Review Property Summit in association with Commercial Real Estate, brings together the industry‚Äôs most influential leaders, investors, commentators and disruptors to discuss the future of this critical pillar of the Australian economy.

Delegate tickets are sold out! However, due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce that the Financial Review Property Summit will now be streamed live! Register now for our interactive webcast.



Josh Frydenberg

Treasurer of Australia

Phil Rowland

CEO & President, ANZ


Shane Oliver

Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist

AMP Capital

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

CEO & Managing Director


Stephen Conry

Chief Executive Officer - Australia


Darren Steinberg

Chief Executive Officer


Kylie Rampa

Chief Executive Officer - Property Australia


Mark Steinert

CEO & Managing Director


Grant Kelley

CEO & Managing Director

Vicinity Centres

Rod Fehring

Chief Executive Officer

Frasers Property

Tim Church

MD - Head of Real Estate Australasia

UBS Investment Bank

Sean McMahon

Chief Investment Officer

Charter Hall

7:30 am Registration
8:20 am Welcoming Remarks Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-chief, The Australian Financial Review
8:25 am MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE | Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of Australia
9:00 am PANEL | The big picture Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO & Managing Director, Mirvac
Darren Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer, Dexus
Stephen Conry, Chief Executive Officer - Australia, JLL
Nick Lenaghan, Property Editor, The Australian Financial Review
9:45 am IN CONVERSATION | Are economic headwinds spilling over into property? Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital
James Thomson, Chanticleer columnist, The Australian Financial Review
10:15 am Morning break
10:30 am PANEL | Finding its place: Retail property in the world of e-commerce Grant Kelley, CEO & Managing Director, Vicinity Centres
Greg Miles, Chief Operating Officer, Scentre Group
Julia Forrest, Portfolio Manager, Pendal Group
Nick Lenaghan, Property Editor, The Australian Financial Review
11:10 am KEYNOTE | How commercial property will evolve in the next decade Kylie Rampa, Chief Executive Officer - Property Australia, Lendlease
11:45 am PANEL | Room for disruption in the real estate industry Phil Rowland, CEO & President, ANZ, CBRE
Selina Short, Managing Partner, Oceania Real Estate, Construction - Hospitality, EY
Jason Chuck, Chief Customer Officer, Domain Group
Michael Bleby, Senior Reporter , The Australian Financial Review
12:30 pm Networking lunch
1:30 pm KEYNOTE | Eye on M&A activity Tim Church, MD - Head of Real Estate Australasia, UBS Investment Bank
2:00 pm PANEL | Investor trends and emerging property hotspots Sean McMahon, Chief Investment Officer, Charter Hall
Trevor Loewensohn, Founder & Managing Director, Alceon
Virginia Briggs, Managing Partner, Infrastructure, Construction - Property Leader, MinterEllison
Carmel Hourigan, Global Head of Real Estate, AMP Capital
Ingrid Fuary-Wagner, Reporter, The Australian Financial Review
2:45 pm IN CONVERSATION | Mark Steinert, CEO & Managing Director, Stockland
Robert Harley, Former Property Editor, The Australian Financial Review
3:15 pm Afternoon break
3:45 pm PANEL | Affordability and the housing market Nathan Dal Bon, Chief Executive Officer, National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation
Rod Fehring, Chief Executive Officer, Frasers Property
Wendy Hayhurst, Chief Executive Officer, Community Housing Industry Association
Chris Key, Managing Director, Greystar Australia
Su-Lin Tan, Reporter , The Australian Financial Review
4:30 pm PANEL | Monetary easing, policy changes and the overhaul of building laws: What to expect for the property market Ken Morrison, Chief Executive, Property Council of Australia
Lisa Claes, Chief Executive Officer, CoreLogic International
Rod Leaver, Chief Executive Officer, Knight Frank Australia
Bronwyn Weir, Director, Weir Legal & Consulting
Matthew Cranston, Economics Correspondent , The Australian Financial Review
5:15 pm Concluding Remarks Nick Lenaghan, Property Editor, The Australian Financial Review
5:20 pm Networking drinks