Measuring the Commercial Real Estate Sector in Australia (ARC Discovery Project led by Monash University) (2022–2025)
This project aims to address a significant gap in our understanding of the Australian commercial real estate
sector. It will use detailed data to develop sophisticated models of the prices of commercial buildings. Expected
outcomes include a suite of commercial real estate price indexes for Australia, by region and property type, and a
comprehensive and transparent examination of the methods used to construct them. This will shed light on a
hitherto poorly measured sector and provide significant benefits by better informing market participants, guiding
statistical agencies in developing such measures and better-enabling policymakers, banks, superfunds and
macroprudential authorities to understand the risk profile of the sector.