The study of Australian Corporate Real Estate (CRE) management is an emergent field. As part of an enquiry into competitive practices in Australian CRE, focus groups were held to identify current and future Australian issues. One group's participants were drawn from corporate organisations, the other predominantly from local government. While each group emphasised different aspects of CRE management, a common listing of findings is possible. The hybridisation of property and financial knowledge in the practice of CRE management is evident in five aspects of the issues discussed---the need for the alignment of organisational and CRE strategies, the decision-making methods, the skill-sets of CRE managers and outsourced service providers, and the organisation of CRE management.
Paper presented at the 6th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PPRES) Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 23-27 January 2000