We provide economic evidence that helps our clients make better policy, strategy, investment and property decisions to shape smarter cities, healthier communities and more productive urban spaces.

We also guide government policymaking and shape organisational strategy.

We have a reputation for delivering insightful, commercially astute analysis targeted at our clients’ needs. Economic analysis informs many large projects we master plan, design and steer through the planning approval process.

Our advice helps clients manage the performance of their properties.

We work across the spectrum of property sectors with a long history in retail, residential, mixed-use and commercial property advice. Our economic advice is sought out in every stage of a project from acquisition, master planning, development and expansion right through to marketing and ongoing performance management and disposal.

 

Our research covers national and international markets and global economic trends. We apply this knowledge locally and give you an evidence base for making better property decisions – when and how to buy, develop, sell or invest in property assets. We can help you identify opportunities and threats, minimise risk and optimise the value of your property portfolio over time.

Our robust, evidence based advice combined with futurist thinking sets us apart. We have the most comprehensive in-house specialist databases on retail centre performance, residential supply and pricing, student accommodation, and consumer profiles and behaviour. Urbis’s annual Shopping Centre Benchmarks tracks the performance of centres on behalf of Australia’s shopping centre industry. The Urbis Apartment Essentials series of reports provides residential developers with the latest information on proposed, approved and projects under development in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Businesses and governments at all levels rely on Urbis’s independent economic advice to frame and evaluate policy. 

Economic research, analysis and modelling plays a crucial role in policy development for public and private sector clients across all sectors and portfolios. Urbis is able to provide comprehensive economic analysis, including cost-benefit analysis, social return on investment, and input-output modelling, to support the robust evaluation of existing policies, programs and projects, as well as the development of new ones.

Our team has particular experience in assisting public and private sector clients on issues encompassing infrastructure, housing, employment, education, family support and climate change.

Organisations turn to us for data and advice to guide their business and investment decisions. 

Our advice helps private sector firms, investors, peak bodies, universities and not-for-profits understand and negotiate the economic and policy terrain to deliver great outcomes to stakeholders.