Australian Residential Property: What’s on the Horizon?

Australian Residential Property: What’s on the Horizon?

The Australian residential property market is never far from the minds of members.  As this extraordinary year of disruption (auction/inspection shutdowns, bank mortgage deferrals, Job Keeper payments) draws to a close, what does the next 12 months look like and what should you be thinking about?

Our three expert members will provide their on-the-ground insight as they speak to us from Australia.  We are pleased to bring to you two real estate agents and a buyer’s advocate who will assess the market thus far this year and share perspectives on what they see for the year ahead.  

Zoom webinar - access details will be sent via email to registered guests one hour before the event start time

Please note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) belong solely to the speaker, and are not representative of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.


Wed, November 25, 2020


12:30 PM - 01:30 PM



Zoom webinar - access details will be sent via email to registered guests one hour before the event start time


Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Jock Langley
Director - Auctioneer

Jock’s rise to the upper echelons of Melbourne’s premium real estate market was always just a matter of time. Born and bred in rural NSW, he has gone about building a career based on the old fashioned values of playing with a straight bat, and doing what he says he’ll do. And, as a result, with over 25 years of experience, he today resides over one of the most high quality, long lasting client networks in the business.

Educated at Geelong Grammar School, Jock has a particularly strong international and ex-pat network, and he regularly commits to travelling overseas to meet with clients and provide meaningful dialogue regarding their requirements and the properties he represents.

Jock’s background has ensured he has a healthy interest in rural properties as well. He is widely sought after for his advice and representation by owners of everything from boutique holdings in Melbourne’s premium lifestyle markets to immense pastoral holdings.

Jock is one of the founding directors of Abercromby’s and, along with his partners, maintains a strong commitment to keeping the company smaller in size, but bigger in values.

Paul Absalom
Managing Director - Brightwood Property Group

Paul has been successfully investing in Australian real estate for over 20 years and has been advising clients for 5 years. In previous roles, he advised sophisticated institutional investors while performing global markets roles at Macquarie Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank in Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore.

As a Hong Kong PR and previous expatriate, Paul understands some of the key drivers of buying Australian property whilst overseas. 

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business (International Trade) is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and a member of the NREA (National Real Estate Association).

Adam Ross
Knight Frank - Associate Director, AU

Achieving remarkable success and outstanding results across Sydney, Adam Ross has gained a well-founded reputation for prestige residential sales with record breaking prices. His enviable track record of double digit transactions is equally impressive as his extensive list of global contacts in the property arena. Having spent 8 years leading the Luxury Residential Sales team at international property firm Savills, Adam went on to establish a boutique property firm Belgravia Private. He joins Knight Frank with a wealth of experience and will focus on the North Shore & Eastern Suburbs markets.

Moderator | Alexandra Kinross
Associate Director of Knowledge Management - Mayer Brown

Alexandra Kinross, an Australian qualified lawyer, joined Mayer Brown as its Associate Director of Knowledge Management in Asia in 2015. Before moving to Hong Kong, Alex practised as a commercial litigator before moving into the Knowledge Management and Innovation space as a Director at a leading legal consultancy firm in Sydney. Alex is an active member of the FLT committee and the FLT events sub – committee and is a keen supporter of AustCham. As a property owner and investor, Alex has a keen interest in current and future trends in the Australian residential property market. She will moderate the panel discussion