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Thu, May 21


Zoom Webinar

COVID-19: The Australian Property Market

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COVID-19: The Australian Property Market
COVID-19: The Australian Property Market

Time & Location

May 21, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+8

Zoom Webinar

About the Event

COVID-19 has had a serious impact on the Australian Property market; during this webinar, we will explore how it has been impacted, future outlooks, and provide some financial tips for investors.

This webinar is complimentary.  

We are proud to be partnering with ANZJCC, AustCham China (Beijing, South China, West China), AustCham Lao, and AustCham Singapore for this event,  


Welcome - 2 min

Alex Matos

Executive Director, ANZCham Taipei

Overview of Economy and Property Market - 10 min

Ben Burston 

Chief Economist, Knight Frank Australia 

Ben is the Chief Economist at Knight Frank Australia and in this capacity, he leads the firm’s Research & Consulting team, which provides strategic advice to clients across all sectors and geographies. He is an experienced economist and property research professional, with expertise in both global research and strategy as well as the Australian market, having previously worked in London for ten years. Prior to joining the property industry, Ben had seven years of experience as an economist and policy adviser at the Australian Department of Treasury.

Residential Property Overview - 5 min

Shayne Harris

National Head of Residential, Knight Frank Australia

Shayne joined Knight Frank in late January 2020 after over a decade leading the residential business in Australia for a rival global property company. Shayne leads a diverse team of property professionals who specialise in residential project marketing, prestige house and apartment sales and advisory services. The Knight Frank Residential brand name is renowned globally as the market leader in the high-end residential space across both sales and lettings. Shayne is also an accomplished auctioneer calling several hundred auctions each year. 

Commercial Property Overview - 5 min

Ben Schubert 

National Head of Agency, Knight Frank Australia

Ben joined Knight Frank in March 2017 as the Joint Head of Institutional Sales, Australia alongside Paul Roberts. In 2020, Ben was promoted to National Head of Agency where he is responsible for the Capital Markets, Leasing and Industrial Logistics service lines for Knight Frank Australia. Ben remains focused on the sale of major office assets within the CBD markets of Australia.

Financial tips for investors - 10 min

Steve Douglas

Executive Chairman - Singapore, SMATS

The co-founder and Managing Director of Australasian Taxation Services (1995) and Chairman of SMATS Services Pte Ltd. His area of taxation specialisation includes non-resident property investors, migration and expatriate taxation planning.

Q&A - 30 min

About Knight Frank

Knight Frank is the world’s leading independent property advisor headquartered in London, has 512 offices in 60 territories with over 19,000 employees.  Knight Frank provides the highest standards of quality and integrity in global commercial and residential property advisory services.  

REPro Knight Frank has been in Taiwan since 1999 and provides market-leading transaction and consultancy services to major institutional investors, private investors, corporates, developers and homeowners for their personal and business property needs in Taiwan and overseas, such as Australia, UK, USA.  

In Australia, Knight Frank has 27 offices, servicing both capital cities and regional centres, with over 1,200 employees. As part of our Australian corporate vision to be the place for the best property professionals, Knight Frank has built its strategy around providing the highest level of client service and attracting the most skilled people in the property industry. The pillars of our Australian business are; Capital Markets, Commercial Leasing, Asset Management, Project Management & Building Consultancy, Residential and Research & Consultancy.

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Cliff So 蘇銳強 MRICS MHKIS

Executive Director

Agency & Professional Advisory Services

REPro Knight Frank

P: +886 2 8729 8770



SMATS Group are international leaders in providing Australian taxation, finance and property investment services to Australian expatriates, foreign investors and intended migrants. No other company offers the range of services, accessibility, global expertise and experience.

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