Australia expert: Investing in Australia now and post-pandemic
Australia has been among the most successful nations in its government’s handling of the novel coronavirus cases on its shores, as well as in easing the impact on its real estate markets. In late May, Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific senior editor Dr Jennifer Molloy spoke with four experts on Australia, and their responses are collected below. The roundtable includes Michael Easson, executive chair, EG Funds Management; Chris Key, managing director, Australia, Greystar; Mark Lee, portfolio manager, property, Sunsuper Superannuation Fund; and Michael O’Brien, managing director, QIC Global Real Estate.
How well do you expect Australia’s economy and property markets to hold up during the pandemic?
O’Brien: The success in the government’s efforts to contain the virus means that policymakers are already easing lockdown measures —