• Real Estate and Construction: Build to Rent

Real Estate and Construction: Build to Rent

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2022
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST)


  • Summary

Build-to-rent developments (BTR) have proven incredibly successful for urbanising populations around the world. While a popular and long-established phenomenon overseas, Australia is still yet to jump on the trend. There are many barriers to entry preventing BTR schemes in Australia, including current tax laws, high construction costs, lack of financing, and the cost of land close to the city. Australia ranks as one of the most expensive countries in the world for construction costs, combining this with the potential yield of BTR developments being lower than other investments, it is understandable why interest in the scheme has stalled. 

To capture the full benefits of BTR schemes, Australia needs tax reform and decisive state and federal government action. BDO’s National Leader of Real Estate & Construction, Andres Reith, hosts BDO Business Services Partner, Hung Tran, and an experienced BTR developer to discuss these regulatory issues and potential economic gains.  

They will discuss:

  • BTR barriers to entry
  • Trends in the industry
  • Implications and opportunities available
  • Tax concessions and cost to build

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Looking Ahead at Real Estate & Construction in 2022