2022 Economic Forecast Lunch - "Making Sense of It All"


From discussions on averting a recession due to the pandemic, to tackling inflation in an overheated economy; from record high property growth to stagnating prices; from promises of long term low interest rates to rapidly rising rates; We have heard it all over the last couple of years.
The 2022 REIV Economic Forecast Lunch brings together experts who analyse and present their views on the different facets of the rapidly evolving economic landscape. The panel will discuss the levers that have and will continue to impact the Australian real estate market directly or indirectly.

  • The economy

    • big picture insights and the risks facing the world economy

    • impact on the Australian economy with a focus on interest rates, business and consumer confidence, housing and population growth

    • key economic drivers for Australia in the coming decade.

  • The real estate sector

    • trend analysis and forecasts on transaction volumes, price changes and selling conditions

    • impact of interest rate rises on loan size and volume, settlement times, refinancing

    • insights into buyer behaviour as guided by land and property searches

    • predictive analysis on property finance.

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Martin-Lankos-Headshot-(7).pngMartin Lakos,
Division Director, Macquarie Group

Martin Lakos has been one of Macquarie’s leading media spokespeople for more than 15 years, being a regular economic and market commentator on all major Australian networks as well as CNBC Asia and Bloomberg.

Known for his ability to clearly explain complex economic issues and market trends, Martin is passionate about a broad spectrum of issues and can confidently address an extensive range of topics – from big-picture macroeconomics and current trends, to interest rates, investor strategy and what’s happening in key global markets.

He frequently gives presentations or facilitates panel discussions at conferences around Australia, providing a personalised approach to the key issues facing a specific industry group or business.

Having literally grown up in the finance industry where he worked for school holiday pocket money, Martin has always been fascinated by the economy and investment markets. His financial career spans 40 years, having started on the Australian Stock Exchange trading floor in 1979 and he has held roles in Macquarie since 1994, including heading up the Asia institutional sales desk. He was appointed a Division Director of Macquarie Bank in 2006.

When he is not addressing conferences or the media, Martin is a senior investment adviser with Macquarie, advising clients and their families on a full range of wealth strategies.


Cameron Kusher,
Executive Director of Economic Research, REA Group

Cameron has worked in several areas of the property sector throughout his career and has more than 15 years’ experience working as a property market analyst in both the residential and commercial fields.

Cameron’s experience spans valuations, property development, development consulting, commercial property research as well as residential property research. Through his work, Cameron has gained a thorough understanding of property market fundamentals across demographics, trends and economics, making him a widely sought-after commentator and presenter on property market conditions and emerging trends.

Prior to joining REA Group, Cameron spent more than 11 years at CoreLogic where he was the Head of Research for Australia.  Cameron has vast experience in both written and verbal communication and is seen as a thought-leader on housing market trends as well as broader economic trends, particularly those that impact the housing market.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Property Economics from Queensland University of Technology.


Mike-Gill.pngMike Gill
Head of Research, PEXA Insights
Mike has lived and breathed property over the past 12 years, undertaking research across a range of sectors in the property market. 
Mike heads up the research team at PEXA, Australia’s leading digital property exchange producing unique research with a focus on settlement, mortgage and buyer trends. 
Mike’s experience includes consulting property brands and advising on strategies to develop propositions in line with consumer needs using demographic insights. Mike has worked extensively in the residential, development and rental markets and has a deep understanding of demand and supply side dynamics. 
Before joining PEXA, Mike spent 7 years at REA Group, owner of Australia’s largest property portal realestate.com.au, where he was Market Research Manager. Mike regularly presents at industry events highlighting property market trends and is widely quoted in the national media across TV, radio, print and online.
Mike has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.



Jarrod Coysh, Chief Executive Officer, REI Super 

Jarrod Coysh is the Chief Executive Officer of REI Super and has overall responsibility for the funds operations, with a strong focus on maximising members retirement outcomes.  Jarrod has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, having held senior roles at ANZ, Nab, Westpac and Cbus.

He also has a strong strategy background having been a principal at the Boston Consulting Group and has been tasked with leading the fund through its next important growth phase. Jarrod holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a qualified company director. Jarrod was appointed as the Chief Executive in July 2019.



Single Ticket 


 $154.00 (inc. GST)


 $220.00 (inc. GST)   

Tables of 10


 $1,485.00 (inc. GST)


 $2,200.00 (inc. GST)   

12 Aug 2022, 12:00 PM
Olympic Park Oval,
Olympic Blvd
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