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Residential

The National Property Research Company undertakes research across all development types.   However, we have established a particular specialisation in large residential and mixed use developments.

Our research and analysis is specifically targeted to understanding how economic impacts and demographic and social trends affect the property and development industry. 

Master Planned Communities  

These large scale residential developments are usually located in greenfield areas on the fringes of existing urban areas. Projects of this size generally require a mix of dwelling types and lot sizes and a staged release plan. 

How Can We Help You?

The National Property Research Company can assist developers of master planned communities to gain an understanding of the appropriate lot sizes, dwelling mix, expected sales rates, level of competition currently in the market and the demographics of potential buyers. These reports can then be updated as market factors change.  

Retirement Villages and Aged Care Developments.

The ageing of the population is an issue that is expected to become more pronounced in the coming years. Retirement living options are evolving to suit a broader range of preferences and circumstances than they have in the past. Some developers are tapping into this niche market and creating innovative solutions. 

How Can We Help You?

The National Property Research Company can assist developers by undertaking focus group studies and combining this research with demographic analysis, market trend research and/or competitor analysis to provide more in depth information about dwelling preferences, maintenance issues, amenities and locations that appeal to those in the target market.  Given the complexity of this sector, The National Property Research Company has a rich history in reviewing the competitors and understanding their diverse DFM fees and ongoing costs.

Mixed-use Developments 

These developments generally include a component of residential, as well as some combination of retail, commercial and/or cafes and restaurants. They can range from a single block of units with some retail or cafes incorporated, up to a South Bank style development. These types of developments are becoming increasingly popular in inner city areas and transport corridors and nodes. 

How Can We Help You?

The National Property Research Company can undertake a demographic analysis and/or conduct focus groups of the surrounding population to assist in providing the appropriate dwelling mix for the target market. This research will also assist with provision of the appropriate non-residential uses in the development.  In addition, looking at sales rates combined with values (inclusive of residential, commercial and retail) and leasing rates will provide a guiding principle of what can be developed profitably.

Medium and High Rise Residential

In 2001, Brisbane’s high rise residential market was in its infancy.  These buildings were considered high risk and expensive projects to get out of the ground.  Questions remained as to whether there was even a market at all.  During this time, The National Property Research Company worked very closely with Devine Limited in helping grow and understand this emerging residential market.

How Can We Help You?

The National Property Research Company can assist developers of medium and high density communities to gain an understanding of the appropriate apartment sizes, dwelling mix, expected sales rates, level of competition currently in the market and the demographics of potential buyers. Understanding the rental market and key economic drivers will also help determine the market depth and opportunities.  

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