Lack of information is clouding the commercial property market

Improved transparency in the residential housing market is welcome. Now it’s time to look at the commercial sector

The government has not invested in systems for tracking the market in sufficient detailPeter Barron

Property researchers and economists last week broadly welcomed the publication by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of a new and improved residential property price index. This is one of many initiatives we have been collectively calling for over several years in an effort to improve transparency and analysis of the property sector of our economy.

In my submission to the banking inquiry last year, I pointed out that the lack of credible market ...