Colleen Coyne Property Research Pty Limited (CCPR) specialises in project-specific research. We go beyond the raw data to analyse and interpret the dynamics driving property markets. We bring over forty years of experience in understanding both residential and commercial markets across Australia to this process. Our reports are tailor-made to assist our clients in their decision-making.
We have worked extensively in Sydney’s growth corridors (South West Sydney, the Central Coast, the Lower Hunter and South Coast/Illawarra) and in South East Queensland, particularly the Gold Coast, Tweed and Scenic Rim. While we operate across all market sectors, we have a strong knowledge base relating to coastal properties and lifestyle properties such as waterfront and golf course estates.
UDIA (Qld) WID Award
In 2011, I was proud to be awarded the UDIA (Qld)'s Women in Development Excellence Award for Industry Support Services. I consider this was recognition of my career over decades in property research. During this time, I have been able to contribute to the industry through my publications, my mentoring of younger researchers and my consulting work for our mainly development company clients.
ALP Property Tax Changes; and Gold Coast-Tweed Challenges
Our current newsletter has two articles, one on the proposed ALP Property Tax Changes on negative gearing and capital gains tax, entitled Intergenerational Equity; and the other on challenges facing the Gold Coast-Tweed region, based on an updated analysis of eleven subregions. Our April 2019 newsletter can be downloaded from our newsletters page. The previous newsletter addressing the eleven Gold Coast-Tweed subregions, from April 2009, is also available here.
The article on the tax changes summaries some research from the Grattan Institute in 2016 and two more recent studies from SQM Research and Newgate Research. It also looks at what really happened when the ALP abolished negative gearing in the 1980s. Among the findings is that, if the ALP policies are implemented, the impacts are likely to be widespread, varying from place to place, according to the market cycle in each city and other factors, such as net migration.
The Gold Coast-Tweed article highlights ongoing challenges facing the region, including infrastructure spending keeping up with high population growth; retaining hospitality, sales and service workers in the expensive coastal areas; distributing jobs where the population lives; and continuing to diversify the regional economy, because most jobs still service the residential and visitor populations.