In Conversation With: The Front-Foot Director | Ben Younger, CBRE Director of Metropolitan Investments at CBRE in Perth, Ben leads a highly experienced team across a broad range of commercial property and development site transactions in the Perth Metropolitan region. With over 15 years of experience at CBRE, nine of those in Adelaide and six in Perth, Ben boasts a successful career having transacted numerous renowned assets such as Kings Square in Fremantle and the Murdoch Health Precinct. Always on the front foot, Ben’s high-level sales experience and capability has enabled considerable momentum to maintain through the current COVID-19 period. During a virtual chat with Development Ready’s Rob Langton, Ben revealed the gaps and market openings that have been exposed as a result of the recent industry-wide shockwave. He notes that there is still a strong base of local developers, many of which have offshore capital and backing, providing a very advantageous playground for clued-in players.Ben also highlighted where the future of property development is heading in Australia’s western state and which types of properties will have the most success in the current marketplace (hint: location and holding income are key). Watch, take notes and enjoy.