Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie joined Business News in 2009 as a graduate of Curtin University. Dan's main reporting round is property, building and construction, architecture and residential real estate for the print edition, while in 2011 he expanded his focus to also oversee Business News’ daily online news coverage. 

Recent articles

New home sweeteners

Developers and builders are offering incentives over and above the state government's first home buyers grant to stoke the market, as the number of grants paid falls to its lowest level in nearly two and a half years.

FIRB fees could hit apartments

Proposed new fees for foreign buyers of real estate are looming as a potential impediment to offshore investment in Perth's apartments sector, at the same time local developers are shifting their focus to South-East Asia to supplement local sales.

Home approvals, sales and values down in 2015

Western Australia's residential property sector has had a rough start to 2015, with building approvals on the way down, new home sales slipping, and median house prices continuing a slow decline, according to new data.

Georgiou’s $40m West Leederville project

The residential arm of construction and development firm Georgiou has launched its latest project - a $40 million, six-level apartment building in West Leederville.

Diploma falls to $1.2m first-half loss

Diploma Group has fallen back into the red, after delays in commencing work by its construction arm significantly affected its half-year results, but it is expecting the loss of profitability to only be a short-term issue.

Diploma's $160m Chemlabs build

Diploma Group has re-joined the fray at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority's Riverside precinct, being named preferred partner to develop the former Chemlabs site in East Perth.

Gage Roads to bounce back from disappointing half

Gage Roads Brewing Company says it is looking to rebound from a disappointing first half of FY2015, in which its net profit fell by 71 per cent, by capitalising on its partnership with national retailer Woolworths.

Rockingham developing nicely

The City of Rockingham's push for higher-density development along its coastal and CBD precincts is starting to pay dividends, with more than $100 million in residential projects under construction or approved to be built, which will collectively add more than 600 apartments, as well as two hotels.

BGC to start work soon on Westin hotel

The Westin Perth hotel at 480 Hay Street has been cleared to start construction, with the City of Perth's development assessment panel giving the tick to BGC Development's $500 million project last night.

Pindan Capital opens Sydney, China offices

Pindan Capital has opened new offices in Shanghai and Sydney as it seeks to diversity its investment opportunities outside of Western Australia.

First retail purchase for Poli's property play

Former Aquila Resources boss Tony Poli is advancing plans to build a new shopping centre in the eastern suburbs, after his property development company bought a vacant site for $2.6 million in a deal brokered by Colliers International.

Peet profit up despite market headwinds

Land developer Peet has shrugged off moderating sales volumes in Western Australia over the first half of FY2015 to lift its profit by 30 per cent compared to the previous corresponding half year.



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