The National Property Research Co.

The National Property Research Company was founded in 1999 by the Managing Director, Matthew Gross. It was initially established as the sole research division for Herron Todd White in Brisbane with the company consulting directly to Kerry Herron on a monthly basis. In late 2001 The National Property Research Company expanded outside of Herron Todd White to grow into one of South East Queensland’s most respected property research firms.

The NPR Co. is a Brisbane based company that undertakes work all across Australia, with a particular expertise in the Queensland property market. The firm provides property market insights that are based on independent research and local market knowledge established through a wide network of property market contacts. As a result, clients receive the most up to date bespoke information and advice to ensure they make the most informed business decisions.

The National Property Research Company is a business based on wearing out boot leather, car tyres and plane seats. We believe that in order to really know what is happening in the property market you have to get out there and see what is actually happening. The best research is that which is conducted at the frontline. This is our specialty and we pride ourselves on it.

Since 1999, The National Property Research Company has found that statistics and data can, and often do lag behind what is actually happening on the ground. Through the firm’s extensive network of industry leaders, the highly qualified staff have developed an expertise at cutting through to the real issues. This has seen The National Property Research Company involved with over 24 UDIA award winning projects since 2004. A record we are intensely proud of.

As a highly independent research business, The National Property Research Company does not sell or market property. Our advice is relied upon by most of the ASX listed property firms, The State Government, Local Governments, the courts, large private firms and high net worth individuals.


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Market Insights
Interest Rate Decrease to Stimulate House Prices... You Really Are Stooopid

The Reserve Bank of Australia has dropped the official cash rate by 0.25% to bring the official number in at 1.5%.  There will be enough speculation around by many commentators suggesting that this will create a greater catalyst for property prices to escalate, but I’m not so sure...

What Drives Residential Property?

The answer is really very simple, people.  If the population is growing faster than supply, then the market moves into a position of under supply where prices for both purchasers and renters escalate.  Conversely, when the supply exceeds the population growth, the market moves into a position of over supply and prices typically track sideways or fall, along with rents. In reality, the time at which a market stays in equilibrium is often inherently short by contrast.

So if people are driving the demand for housing, what does Australia look like?  Whilst we are experiencing a period of unprecedented population growth nationally; it is far from being distributed evenly. It is these demographic dynamics that are really shaping the growth, or lack thereof in many of the states.

Millennial Insights

The start of every year is particularly interesting because a whole bunch of new words are added to the dictionary and define the trends that are emerging.  The creation of new words and phrases clearly define our society and what is important at the time.  Interestingly, more of our words are becoming an amalgam of two or three words.  

Awesational is the combination of Awesome and Sensational and will surely be just a matter of time before one of our newsreaders uses it to describe something impressive.  Impressive being yesterday’s word to describe something that is awesome and sensational...