Savills Looking Glass Series
Looking Glass is a series of thought pieces produced by Savills Research in Australia, usually presented to Savills clients in presentations, and used across video and whitepaper resources. The Looking Glass series is produced on an annual basis and below are our instalments to date.
Life Out of Balance
What if we told you that you could make money, save the planet and substantially reduce emissions at no cost? Guaranteed. Would you do it?
Life Out of Balance examines the state of the environment and offers some simple solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. The whitepaper delves deeply into the history, facts, issues and potential solutions surrounding Life Out of Balance.
The Shape of Things to Come
In this instalment of the Looking Glass series, we examine the 'tidal waves' affecting property investment - global debt and the ageing population.
Investors in commercial property will generally have very long term horizons, sometimes decades. Whilst the ‘small waves’ that wash up on our shore – vacancy, capital expenditure, regulatory changes and other issues – grab our attention and consume a large amount of our time, it is the ‘tidal waves’ that tend to knock us off our feet.
In most investment, economic and commercial property research, the ‘tidal waves’ get relatively little attention because they are slow moving and don't change very often.
‘The Shape of Things to Come’ looks at two such ‘tidal waves’ – global debt and the ageing population. It is the combination of the two that actually brings about quite a stark picture with very serious implications for long term investors.
China at Home, China in Asia and China in Australia
The emergence of China as an economic superpower, following substantial changes in development direction in 1978, has had a profound impact on the world.
This paper sets out to explore some of the many facets of modern day China as they relate to real estate and overseas investment. The whitepaper also dispels common myths and generalisations about China, and examines the future outlook of how China will affect the economy and property industry at home, in Asia and in Australia.