Leading the market conversation through challenges and opportunities

Property and economics are often cyclical in nature. For this reason, experts often use the past to predict a future outlook. However, with global disruption, the level of uncertainty has increased drastically, with many experts uncertain if we can look back to predict our future.

For this reason, we brought renowned property players together to take a deep dive into the changing landscape in Australia, the impact this has on the future for property and what people and businesses should be considering now to prepare.

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Speakers and moderators

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Matt Birrell

Partner, SW

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in providing Australian tax advisory and compliance services to participants in the construction and infrastructure market. 

Matt has worked on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects including transactions covering rail, rolling stock, tollways, ports, airports, hospitals, transmission and utility assets. Matt has had a long involvement in the Victorian rail industry working for the State of Victoria on the structure and taxation of the privatisations and franchising of the Victorian Rail and Tram network for approximately 10 years.  


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Leanne Boyle

 Head of Urban Regeneration, Lendlease

Leanne is the Head of Urban Regeneration, Development Australia and Executive Development Director for One Sydney Harbour, Barangaroo South. Leanne has 20+ years’ experience in the Property industry and holds an MBA and Honours degree in Land Economics. She has worked with major ASX listed Property Groups Lendlease and Mirvac, having held several executive leadership roles in Development.

Leanne’s experience extends across a range of extensive development capabilities of large mixed-use projects nationally, leading high-performance teams, aligning value with stakeholders and creating places that nurture innovation, sustainability, quality and placemaking outcomes that transcend generations.


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Danni Hunter

Executive Director - Victoria, Property Council of Australia

Danni is the Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia – the nation’s peak body for the property, construction and development industry. She holds several key advisory positions to Government in which she provides advice and input into the strategy and approach to rebuilding Victoria’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Danni is a dynamic and nationally recognised spokesperson, regularly sharing her views on property, business, diversity, population growth and the economy through regular media appearances, events and keynote presentations. 

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Scott Keck

Chairman, Charter Keck Cramer

Scott has 50 years property valuation and Corporate Real Estate experience across the national markets. He is frequently engaged as a senior negotiator in complex commercial and statutory issues related to the property market and for advice in relation to large portfolio valuations for major statutory and private corporations. He has consulted to many corporate clients on asset acquisition and disposal and accommodation solutions. He regularly appears as an expert witness in litigation proceedings.

A highly regarded and regular contributor to the national media and business magazines, in the last eight years he has published over 500 articles on topics related to the property market.


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Tim Lawless

Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific

Tim is the founder and Head of Research of CoreLogic’s Asia–Pacific research division. He manages a team of specialists across Australia and New Zealand, bringing more than 15 years’ experience across property markets to the role.

Recognised as a leading authority on residential property, Tim regularly provides expert commentary on real estate market conditions, demographic trends and economic factors.

As one of Australia’s most popular property market analysts and commentators, Tim’s expertise is frequently sought by government bodies and regulators, as well as national and international corporate entities across the property, banking and financial sectors.


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Daren McDonald

Chair, Property & Infrastructure Industry Group, SW

Daren is the Chair of SW’s National Property and Infrastructure Group. With over 30 years’ experience in many aspects of the professional and commercial business environments, Daren has a wealth of knowledge.

His offering to clients includes advice to personal, business and special purpose entities on a range of accounting, consulting and tax issues. Daren also advices several large well known, private family groups.

Daren currently sits on the advisory board of a number of property ownership and development companies, including foreign owned entities. He has also authored a number of articles publications within the property industry and has spoken at various commercial and technical property events.

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