The Australian Housing Bubble - Myth or Reality? SYDNEY

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HSBC, International Towers Sydney, Tower 1, Level 36, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, Sydney

Wed 25 October 2017 | 4.00pm Presentation followed by networking drinks from 5.00pm to 6.00pm

The RMA is pleased to announce that it's October session will be hosted by HSBC in Sydney, and will be a debate style panel discussion on the future trend of housing prices.

Recent statistics indicate a slowdown of Australian housing price growth. Is the housing bubble proving to be a myth or reality?

At the event, you will hear the views and insights of Paul Bloxham (HSBC Chief Economist) and Tim Lawless (Research Director, CoreLogic Asia Pacific) on the future of the Australian housing market.

This is an interactive event with the opportunity to ask questions and express your views through a vote at the end of the debate.

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Speakers: Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC and Tim Lawless, Executive Research Director Asia Pacific, CoreLogic

Further Information


Paul BloxhamPaul Bloxham

Chief Economist, HSBC Bank Australia Limited

Paul Bloxham is HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. Paul is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets and works closely with HSBC’s global equities team in this regard. Paul has published a number of papers, including on housing and household finances, asset prices and monetary policy and global commodity market trends. Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers.

In 2017, Paul’s team won two Focus Economics awards: for best overall forecaster for each of Australia and New Zealand. Paul is also a member of the Australian National University's Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul Bloxham spent 12 years as an economist within the Reserve Bank of Australia's Economic Analysis Department where he headed up the overseas economies and financial conditions sections, as well as working on domestic forecasting and prices. He holds a Master's degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.

Tim Lawless


Tim Lawless

Executive Research Director Asia Pacific, CoreLogic

Tim Lawless is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading property market analysts and commentators by business and the media. 

As the founder of the CoreLogic Australian research division (formerly RP Data), Tim’s expertise across property markets has positioned him as one of the country’s most experienced and popular property market analysts and commentators. His knowledge and expertise is sought after by myriad government entities and regulators as well as national and international corporate entities operating across property, banking and financial sectors.

As group Research Director, Tim heads up a team of analysts across both Australia and New Zealand and is responsible for reporting on property market conditions and the interplay with economic and demographic factors.

Tim has more than 15 years’ experience in similar roles and holds a Bachelor of Business degree, specialising in information management, from the Queensland University of Technology.


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