Since the 2008/09 financial crisis, Brisbane’s commercial real estate market has been in a state of healing. Starting in 2018, major urban redevelopment and infrastructure projects – having the potential to entirely alter the city’s CBD – have been developed (to be developed) to add $12.4 billion into Brisbane’s economy. This proposed project aims to explore the funding opportunities, including foreign lenders, and local government's initiative role in the large-scale urban redevelopment projects in case of Brisbane.
The student/students is/are expected to make a preliminary analysis for the Howard Smith Wharves (HSW) redevelopment project and carry out some survey study.
This project aims to explore the funding opportunities, including foreign lenders, and local government's initiative role in the large-scale urban redevelopment projects in the case of Brisbane. We will first investigate the main challenges faced by urban redevelopment project stakeholders (city government, developer and the builder) and alternative financing mechanisms behind urban redevelopment revitalization projects in Australia.
The main outcome of the proposed research will be understanding:
- the governance and financing processes of large-scale urban redevelopment projects
- and the role of foreign investors
within the case study of Howard Smith Wharves riverside redevelopment project in Brisbane.
Skills and experience
Students who can conduct survey research.
- urban redevelopment
- foreign property investors
- financialisation in urban space
- riverfront redevelopment
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