Commercially viable: Ongoing demand for office space has significantly boosted revenue

The Commercial Property Management industry has displayed strong growth over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 13.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $1.9 billion. This revenue growth is largely attributable to strong demand from office property operators, and includes an expected increase of 5.0% in the current year. This slower growth in the current year reflects lower demand from retail property operators, relative to much of the past five-year period, and decreasing occupancy rates.The industry services commercial properties, which encompass retail, industrial and office buildings. Commercial property managers generate commissions from the rental income earned by property more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong demand from office property operators has contributed to revenue growth
  • More office space is required as Australia transitions to a service-based economy
  • Enterprise numbers will decline as larger players consolidate their market shares
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the Commercial Property Management industry are low. The industry is highly labour-intensive and requires little initial capital expenditure. Regulation is moderate and is usually concerned with licensing and qualification. Therefore, it is relatively easy for a new business to establish operations. However, high competition among established firms makes it difficult for new firms to attain clients. Since the services provided by industry competitors are similar, it is challenging for entrants to differentiate themselves. Furthermore, reputable companies have attained brand recognition that is often synonymous with an area or type of building. This is virtually unattainable for new firms in the short term. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Commercial Property Management Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Commercial Property Management are:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Market research and understanding
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from office property operators and Number of businesses in the Commercial Property Management industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Commercial Property Management Industry?

    Industry firms manage commercial real estate on behalf of their clients. Property management responsibilities include tenant management and rent collection. Firms may also help manage a property’s accounting. Operations relating to the transaction of properties or real estate investments are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • CBD office management
  • Shopping centre management
  • Other retail property management
  • Warehouse management
  • Suburban and regional office management
  • Industry Activities
  • Managing property
  • Managing office property
  • Managing industrial property
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from office property operators
  • Number of businesses
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from retail property operators

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • Comparison to residential property managers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Office property outlook
  • Other commercial property markets
  • Licensing concerns
  • Table: Commercial Property Management Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Commercial Property Management Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Office Property Operators
  • Retail Property Operators
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Investigation and Security Services
  • Professional Services
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal Services

  • Products & Services
  • CBD office management
  • Other
  • Shopping centre management
  • Suburban and regional office management
  • Other retail property management
  • Warehouse management
  • Chart: Commercial Property Management Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Office building operators
  • Retail building operators
  • Factory and industrial building operators
  • Other
  • Entertainment and leisure building operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Commercial Property Management Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Commercial Property Management

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Commercial Property Management Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CBRE Pty Limited, LPI (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited,
  • Table: CBRE Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: LPI (Australia) Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Commercial Property Management Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Commercial Property Management Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Capitalisation Rate
  • Future expected income generated from a property, expressed as a percentage of its purchase price.
  • Occupancy Rate
  • The ratio of occupied to unoccupied commercial property.
  • Tenant
  • The occupier of the commercial building who use commercial property management services.
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