USC Property students host industry forum

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USC Property students host industry forum


USC Lecturer in Property Economics and Development Steven Boyd

28 November 2013

University of the Sunshine Coast students of Property Economics and Development will host a forum on Friday 29 November to discuss regional issues affecting the industry.

USC Lecturer Steven Boyd, who leads the program, said the annual forum had been well-received for two years and he expected a broad range of guests at this event, from 4.45pm to 6.45pm at the Uni Club on campus at Sippy Downs.

“With the theme of ‘Property in Motion’, this forum will allow ideas and views to be shared on current regional property challenges and opportunities,” he said.

Mr Boyd said the event provided an authentic learning experience for the students and latest information for the invited industry members.

“These final-year USC students will share 13 weeks of research with industry peers and employers, refining their findings into five-minute performances.”

Presentations and discussion topics will include:

  • Technology: synergies and hostility in the property industry;
  • How shopping centre managers are adapting to remain competitive;
  • A valuer’s perspective on the effects of sustainability on market values in the residential property sector;
  • Investigating the factors influencing the uptake of Building Information Modelling within the construction industry;
  • Domestic tourism and the food and beverage culture.

Industry representatives to attend the forum will include architects, planners, valuers and other property professionals from the Urban Development Institute of Australia, the Australian Property Institute and Property Council of Australia.

Business leaders from chambers of commerce, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Biosphere will also join visiting academics and alumni.

— Julie Schomberg

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