Unravelling the Next Generation of Offices and Workplaces


As the aftermath of the pandemic has begun to resolve throughout most parts of the property sector; commercial and office markets continue to experience monumental effects.

With staffing and tenant expectations shifting into new territories and pressure upon building performance, both operationally and environmentally, the sector’s future is under review like never before. 

So, what does this mean for landlords, building owners, developers and tenants? 

The Urban Developer proudly presents a one-day virtual summit dedicated to the changing nature of the office and workplace sector.

Click here to register.


Delivering Smart and Future-proofed Workplaces

An international keynote on the future of workplaces and its outcomes for the property sector.

  • are we posing the right question when we ask, ‘What is the future of the office?’

  • employers and employees—can they both be right in what they want?

  • defining productivity in a hybrid world

  • ensuring the well-being of our people is at the heart of our decision making

  • what will we think in 10 years?

Presenter: Andrew Phipps: Global Head of Sustainability Insight and Global Futurist—Cushman & Wakefield (UK)


State of Australian Office Markets

The current and future state of CBD and CBD-fringe office markets around Australia.

  • performance of office markets in Australia

  • office market yields trajectory

  • the role smaller tenants are playing in office market recovery

  • centralisation and decentralisation

  • CBD and non-CBD office markets comparison

  • hybrid working, flexibility and other tenant requirements

  • climate change impact on Australian office markets

  • what is happening interstate and overseas?

  • what does this mean for future supply?

Presenter: Annabel McFarlane: Head of Strategic Research, Australia—JLL


Repositioning of Tired Office Assets: A Financier’s Perspective
A capital perspective on repositioning B-grade office assets in the current market.

  • the opportunities

  • core-plus and value-add opportunities

  • full redevelopments

  • greener outcomes

  • market considerations

  • financing considerations and options.

Presenter: Michael Nitschke: State Director, Qld—MaxCap Group


What Do Tenants Actually Want?
Tenant expectations and next generation workforce drawcards to the workplace of the future.

  • understanding your tenant’s requirements

  • the difference between ‘attractive’ and ‘practical’

  • common amenity requests and requirements

  • managing existing tenants

  • attracting new tenants.

Presenter: Natalie Slessor: Environmental Psychologist and Head of Customer Futures—Lendlease


Case Study | The Redevelopment of End-of-life Buildings
Rejuvenating a 48-year-old building at the end of life into an A-grade commercial office asset.

Project: 444 Queen Street, Brisbane
Presenter: Michael Bruderlin: Director—InDeMa Properties

Case Study | Three Buildings into One
A re-imagining of three buildings collectively known as the Gothic Bank Complex at the corner of Queen Street and Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

Project: Queen & Collins, Melbourne
Presenter: Natalie Burdon: Project Director—The GPT Group

Case Study | Residential Thinking for the Office Sector
A contemporary five-storey commercial and retail destination applying the principles of high-end residential development to a suburban commercial setting.

Project: Pallas House, Sydney
Presenter: Avalon Nethery: Associate Director—Fortis


The Investor’s Circle
A discussion with the leading national landlords and owners of office assets on the state of the sector.


  • Grant Nichols: Head of Office and Fund Manager—Centuria Office REIT (ASX: COF).

  • Toby Lewis: Managing Director—Marquette Properties

  • Carmel Hourigan: Chief Executive, Office—Charter Hall


Designing ‘Future-Fit’ Workplaces
The importance of design, flexibility and technology in developing new commercial and office assets.


  • Edward Pearse: Director—Time & Place

  • Mike Clews: Vertical Manager, Smart Workplaces—Salto Systems

  • Craig Baudin: Director—Fender Katsalidis

  • Leigh Devine: State Director—Placewell Group

The Urban Developer New Workplaces vSummit
will take place on Thursday, September 29. Click here for more information.


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