Investing and collaborating in Australia’s living sector

Investing and collaborating in Australia’s living sector

On the 23 April, the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee (AJBCC) ‘s Real Estate Sub-Committee hosted a dynamic discussion on land lease communities, co-living, and the role of affordable housing, featuring a stellar panel of industry experts.

Key takeaways:

  • Despite concerns such as construction costs and potential legislative changes on the Japanese side, the event highlighted the opportunity for safe and stable business environments. Building trust and partnering with well-chosen Australian counterparts can overcome these obstacles.
  • The macro story of Build-to-Rent (BTR) in Australia is attracting significant interest from Japanese investors. While Australia is still in the early stages of BTR development, demographic trends suggest an exciting future for this sector.


MICHAEL BACK – Senior Advisor at Herbert Smith Freehills
YUZO NISHIYAMA – Executive Director – Head of Australia at Mitsubishi Estate Asia
NATHAN PARRIS – Managing Partner at Emerge Capital
ANDREW PURDON – Regional Director, Living Sectors, Capital Markets, Pacific of CBRE
JASON DE SOUSA – Managing Partner at Ideia Partners