The Shopping Centre Council of Australia created the Sales Reporting Guidelines to ensure uniformity among its members for the reporting of shopping centre sales and occupancy costs. These guidelines are now the industry standard and, have generally been adopted by the wider retail industry. These can be found here:
The Shopping Centre Council of Australia has commissioned several research documents on the shopping centre industry in Australia. This includes:
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) also compiles ‘Country Fact Sheets’ which enables comparisons of the shopping centre industry in Australia with the industry in other countries. These can only be accessed by members of ICSC.
The independent industry magazine SCN (Shopping Centre News), which is published five times a year, includes annual information on centre moving annual turnover (MAT), centre sales productivity (sales/m²), speciality store sales productivity (specialty sales/m²), centre GLA, and information about individual shopping centres, according to its own categorisation of ‘Big Guns’, ‘Little Guns’, ‘Mini Guns’ and ‘CBD Centres’.
Urbis publishes annually, for purchase, its Shopping Centre Benchmarks which give detailed sales and occupancy cost information for regional, sub-regional, supermarket-based and CBD shopping centres.
SCCA members JLL and Savills also publish relevant research material in relation to the shopping centre industry, particularly on shopping centre investments and transactions, including the Australian Shopping Centre Investment Review and Outlook (JLL) and Insight: Key Australian Retail Transactions (Savills).
The Property Council of Australia publishes annually, for purchase, the Directory of Shopping Centres which contains useful information on ownership, management and tenants of individual shopping centres. This is also available on a State basis.
Inside Retailing and Inside Retailing Magazine occasionally publish articles about the shopping centre industry in Australia.