100th issue of the RLB Forecast Report

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Grant Watkins


Grant Watkins


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Data is the bedrock of good decisions. But back in 1988, New Zealand’s property industry was missing the detailed local construction market intelligence and knowledge it needed to make decisions with confidence.

This is why we are so proud to release the 100th edition of the RLB Forecast Report – New Zealand Trends in Property and Construction.

Since launching the inaugural edition in 1988, the RLB Forecast Report has become a trusted source of information for our industry.

As world economies fluctuate through cycles, our insights into national and international costs contribute to the delivery of proactive and innovative client services and successful project outcomes.

As an independent construction cost consultancy, RLB boasts a team of 4,000-plus staff, a presence in 125 countries and long-standing relationships with thousands of clients throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East and the Americas. This gives us access to unmatched global construction market intelligence.

Our report’s reputation has grown through engagement and collaboration with clients, industry associations and leading firms such as the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER).

Our combination of on-the-ground knowledge, technical excellence and strong relationships allows us to produce a range of international and local reports, crane indexes and renowned compendiums of cost information and data. We continue to expand on our existing strengths, building the body of knowledge on digital transformation, sustainable practices and renewable solutions, for example.

I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all those who have worked so hard to produce an astounding 100 editions of Forecast – providing insights into important trends to enhance the built environment. We look forward to continuing our important partnership with NZIER to contribute to the future direction of major cities across New Zealand.

Forecast Report 100 – New Zealand Trends in Property and Construction