International investors, consumers uncover unprecedented opportunities in post-pandemic

Australia exemplifies one of the most resolute, effective responses to the pandemic. Until the spread of Covid-19’s Delta strain this year, the waterlocked country had been able to keep its death toll to under a thousand. Almost 28 percent of the populace are already inoculated against the virus.

But optimism in the country runs deeper than its Covid-19 response. For decades, Australia has been a “safe haven” to foreign property investors: a phrase that has taken on all-new meaning with its deft handling of the health crisis. For nearly 30 years the country avoided a recession: This economic power, coupled with the nation’s evergreen geopolitical stability, has been a perennial boost to investor confidence.

Celebrating its fourth edition this year, the programme will accolade Australia’s best-in-class residential, commercial and industrial properties—and their developers—in a virtually broadcast, global event on 9 December. Organised by proptech giant PropertyGuru, the programme is designed to, among others, inform Asia’s populous, high-net-worth pool of investors, end users, and real estate agents of award-winning, commendable properties in Australia.

The 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) is fielding entries and public nominations from diverse markets such as New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia until 17 September. Competitors can vie for new categories like Best Heritage Development, Best Heritage Architectural Design, Best Heritage Interior Design, Best Industrial Development, Best Build to Rent Development, Best Mixed Use Architectural Design, and Best Masterplan Design.

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