Ben Burston

Chief Economist, Knight Frank Australia
As Chief Economist, Ben provides strategic advice to clients on the property investment market, and lead’s the wider Research and Consulting team at Knight Frank Australia. He is an experienced economist and property research professional, with expertise in both global research and strategy as well as the Australian market, having previously worked in the UK for ten years. Ben has a deep understanding of global office markets and the dynamics influencing demand. Prior to joining the property industry, Ben had was an economist and policy adviser at the Australian Department of Treasury.

Takes part in

  • Future of Office Space SummitView Full Event
  • 11:30 - 12:10

    Panel Discussion: What is the future role of the workplace?

    By Luke Dixon Head of Real Estate Research, AMP Capital
    Panellists include:
    Ben Burston Chief Economist, Knight Frank Australia
    Marcus Wraight Head of Leasing, Brookfield Properties
    Leah Ong Director of Real Estate, Volvo Group Australia
    Lachlan Buchanan Head of Real Estate, Pacific - WeWork
    Moderated by:
    Luke Dixon Head of Real Estate Research, AMP Capital
  • 08:50 - 09:15

    What does Covid-19 mean for the commercial office market in Australasia?

    By Ben Burston Chief Economist, Knight Frank Australia
    • Examining the impact of Covid-19 on short and long-term demand for space
    • How will large scale workplace changes alter the relationship between office landlords and tenants?
    • Assessing the likely implications on construction projects and investment returns

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