Douglas Driscoll

Douglas Driscoll

Douglas Driscoll is the CEO of award winning real estate group Starr Partners. Originally from the UK, Douglas is widely regarded as one of the industry’s preeminent thought leaders, and is lauded for his dynamic and pioneering approach.
  • OPINION

    Douglas Driscoll’s property market forecast for Sydney in 2018

    Douglas has forecasted the following 10 property market trends for 2018: 1.       House prices to grow. We saw prices drop slightly at the end of 2015, and we’re seeing this again at the end of 2017 – possible evidence that prices could rebound once more. Overall, I think we’ll see the median house price grow by around three to five per cent in 2018, …

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  • NEWS

    Doug Driscoll reveals his 2018 Sydney suburb hotspot predictions

    Douglas Driscoll, CEO of Starr Partners has announced his top 10 Sydney suburbs to watch in the upcoming year. 1. Leppington Leppington has seen significant housing development after re-zoning and is very family-centric. With Coles and Woolworths moving in this year, I think we can expect to see this area go from strength to strength. The new NSW rail changes coming into effect this month also mean that the T2 line will start and end at Leppington station, …

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  • NEWS

    Foreign investors leaving investment properties vacant

    The full impact of foreign investment on Australia’s housing crisis is yet to be seen across the Eastern seaboard according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of Starr Partners. Scores of foreign investors are acquiring property in desirable metropolitan areas only to leave them uninhabited, estimating the number of unoccupied dwellings in Sydney to be more than 200,000.We know that the current affordability crisis is a matter of simple economics – demand heavily outweighs supply. …

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  • NEWS
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    Property Market Forecast, Sydney 2017: Douglas Driscoll

    Sydney’s property market could be set for change in 2017 according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of award-winning real estate group Starr Partners. Read his forecasted market trends for Sydney for 2017. Rate hikes on the horizon. There are already conversations bubbling over a possible rate rise in 2017 and I can almost guarantee that the banks will increase rates again at some point next year regardless of the RBA’s direction. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Energy efficient practices to recommend to vendors: Douglas Driscoll

    Improving the energy efficiency of a home could reduce its carbon footprint and help improve its sale value, according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of award-winning real estate group Starr Partners. Australia is the world’s largest carbon emitter per capita1 but Douglas believes that not enough is being done at the top level through policy and greater consumer awareness to reduce our carbon footprint. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Don’t let your clients be fooled by auction clearance rates

    Signs that Sydney’s property market is booming should dismissed with clearance rates being partly responsible for skewing market perceptions according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of award-winning real estate group Starr Partners. Agents need to remember that auction clearance rates cannot be considered the sole barometer for how the market is performing. Part of the role as an agent is to educate buyers and sellers and one of the best opportunities to educate them is when they bring up clearance rates. …

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  • Elite Agent

    Housing affordability crisis causing entrenched social wealth divide

    Douglas Driscoll, CEO of Starr Partners, calls for urgent Government intervention The housing affordability crisis is now one of the biggest issues in Australia, causing widespread social, political and economic implications, and according to Douglas Driscoll, CEO of award-winning real estate group Starr Partners, housing affordability is not just a problem for the young generation, it impacts other echelons of the Australian population. …

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