Catie Low

Catie started her journalism career at Business News before broadening her experience with a stint as the commercial property editor for The West Australian. During this period she also covered the retail, technology and healthcare sectors, before shifting into the role of fashion editor for two years.
Catie then took a break from reporting to have a family, and returned as a regular contributor to Business News in early 2016.

Bonds buoyed by stagnant rates

Tight equity markets have opened the door to WA companies raising funds in other ways.

Crowdfunders call for regulation

Early movers in the fast-growing crowdfunding sector want to ensure the legitimacy of their business model is maintained.

Brookfield water move

Brookfield Infrastructure has joined Azure Capital as a major shareholder in emergent Perth water utility Water West.

Nine shoots for city locale

Channel Nine’s wide-ranging search for a new home has speculatively linked the station with a variety of developments, including the state government’s Elizabeth Quay project.

National law firms plan for growth in WA

Perth's busy planning sector has caught the attention of the east coast legal fraternity and firms keen to capitalise on growth opportunities outside of the mining sector.

Loan Ranger branching out

Online payday lender Loan Ranger is forging ahead with plans to rapidly expand the business and push into new lending sectors, after securing a multi-million funding injection from London investment bank Liberum Capital.

Mergers & Acquisitions crosses borders

Mid-tier business broker Mergers & Acquisitions has broadened its exposure to international markets through a tie-up with European corporate advisory firm, Translink Corporate Finance.

Woodside deal puts AAIG in spotlight

Woodside Petroleum quashed weeks of speculation this month when it revealed it would call Capital Square home from 2018.

‘Living the dream’ just an illusion

The social costs of Perth’s sprawling new suburbs is there for all to see, but little is being done to address the problems.

Getting it right on giving

Our society must take care of its most vulnerable, but political motives have shifted the pendulum on ‘need’ and developed a sense of entitlement.

More scandal than I can handle

Obviously I'm missing something, because it's clear my idea of what constitutes 'the news' is far removed from the views of many of my fellow Australians.

KBR set for Kings Square ‘energy hub’

KBR is believed to have committed to office space in the third tower at Leighton Properties’ Kings Square project alongside one of its key clients, Shell.

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A little ray of sunshine

The decidedly wintery start to spring this year has got me yearning for a spot of sunshine.

Challenger Life bags Bunbury Forum

The institutional buy-up of Western Australia’s shopping centres continued this week when one of Australia’s best performing sub-regional centres, Bunbury Forum, was sold for $143 million to Challenger Life.

State turns to quay for returns

The Barnett government is understood to have picked a winner for the first two lots at Elizabeth Quay, pushing the button for the second land sale at the 10-hectare riverside precinct.

$1.5bn shopping centre plans boost prices

Strong population growth and changes to retail regulations are driving shopping centre sales.

Land values up amid retail site competition

ALDI’s imminent arrival in WA and continuing competition between the retail majors has sidelined many retail developers who just can’t pay the big prices Coles and Woolworths will shell out for new sites.

Big brands and food key to city retail revival

The arrival of a clutch of new international brands in coming years has the potential to rejuvenate the city retail sector, which has been hit by softer spending and the extended shopping hours at suburban centres.

Hawaiian counters spending slowdown

Property group Hawaiian is building on its investment in the community to turn its neighbourhood shopping centres into meeting places.

Butchers a cut above

Another store at my local shops pulled down the shutters this week.

Just Say No, or Just Do It?

Sometimes people want to be inspired to reach a positive goal, so why are there so many fear-based messages out there?

Primewest buys in to South Central

Perth property syndication business Primewest has secured a 20.42 per cent stake in the South Central retail centre from a group of the property’s founding investors, including John Poynton and Linc P

Where are the quiet achievers?

The public may claim to dislike ‘personality politics’, but evidence of our obsession with image is all around us.

Exchange Plaza sale hits leasing hitch

The campaign to sell Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s half share of Exchange Plaza appears to have hit a speed bump amid concerns over the tower’s key tenant.

SAT decision sets new low for Subi

Future development along Subiaco’s busiest commercial arteries could be limited to two storeys following a decision handed down by the State Administrative Tribunal.

Perron puts more money into malls

Major private shopping centre owner Perron Group is investing heavily in its WA retail assets as competition for retail properties intensifies.

Tender woes prompt ‘flight to safety’

The traditional tender process for construction procurement may be exacerbating problems associated with the tight construction market.

Iconic south west resort put up for sale

Malaysian multinational Sime Darby Group is quitting the WA property market after putting its three hospitality assets, including the picturesque Karri Valley Resort, up for sale.

GHD joins mini-building boom

The ink is finally dry on GHD’s contract for at least 6,500sqm in QUBE Property Group’s office project at 999 Hay Street on the western fringe of the CBD.

City landlords chase E&Y signature

Global accounting giant Ernst & Young is running the numbers on a new CBD address amid the growing likelihood it will quit its Mounts Bay Road address in favour of a new office tower.



Brookfield water move

Brookfield Infrastructure has joined Azure Capital as a major shareholder in emergent Perth water utility Water West.

Wyllie Group cuts ties with Investmet

Major private investment player Wyllie Group has cut direct ties with mining dealmaker Michael Fotios’s investment syndicate, Investmet, a significant backer of junior resources companies and other speculative opportunities.

Buyer closes in on Port Geographe

A buyer is understood to be circling the Port Geographe development near Busselton, potentially ending years of uncertainty for the blighted marina project.

Poli circles Port Geographe

Aquila Resources founder Tony Poli has emerged as a potential buyer for the Port Geographe development, in a move that could breathe new life into the long-stalled coastal project.

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More scandal than I can handle

Obviously I'm missing something, because it's clear my idea of what constitutes 'the news' is far removed from the views of many of my fellow Australians.

Karratha rents ‘normalising’ to $1,700/week

THE state’s buoyant resources sector has proved a mixed blessing for Karratha.

Blunt business threat to Australia’s creative legacy

A Productivity Commission report, and moves by giant international tech companies, could bring significant changes to Australia’s copyright laws, and we all stand to lose.

Managing the shift to automation

Automation is making some real changes in the workplace, but it’s the next generation of robotic technology that will really challenge our ideas about people and employment.