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Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie is chief of staff for the Business News editorial team, overseeing the news and feature pages of the print publication. His main reporting round is property, including areas such as building and construction, architecture and residential real estate. He also follows hospitality and tourism. Dan is a graduate of Curtin University. 

Busselton pub sold to Charter Hall fund

One of institutional property group Charter Hall's investment funds has bought The Ship Inn in Busselton, part of a $23.2 million sale and leaseback deal with Australia's biggest pub owner, ALH Group.

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In this Business News podcast Dan Wilkie and Mark Beyer discuss the state budget, fees and charges, skilled migration, the outlook for Perth property, new mining projects, the roadhouse blues, and indigenous business.

Perth property plunge not over yet

Property analyst BIS Oxford Economics believes there is limited upside for residential property in Perth and says the market has yet to bottom out, contrary to the widely held view that the worst is over for Perth homeowners.

Aspen lands $28m industrial estate deal

Aspen Group has announced an agreement to sell its Spearwood Industrial Estate, leaving only a single asset in its portfolio that isn't a holiday park or an accommodation village.

Multiplex wins fit-out job for Woodside's new digs

WA's biggest construction contractor, Multiplex, has extended its scope of works at AAIG's Capital Square, having been appointed to deliver fit-out works at the office development, which will becom

Claremont tops for amenity

Theoretically speaking, office workers in Subiaco have to wait about seven times as long as their Claremont counterparts for a morning coffee, an analysis of amenity levels across 50 suburban office markets has revealed.

South Perth shines light on city-wide planning problems

Community acceptance of tall buildings has come a long way in Perth, but developers still face significant challenges in their efforts to add density to near-city suburbs.

Supply issues likely for apartments

Developers are seeking to exploit new niches in Perth's residential apartment market, with slow sales and patchy project launches likely to lead to supply issues in the near future.

Perth a plus for Melbourne architects

Melbourne-based architecture and interior design studio Plus Architecture has opened an office in Perth office under the leadership of former Woods Bagot Perth senior associates Will Schofield and Patric Przeradzki.

Office market recovery signs

Perth's CBD office market is emerging from its longest cyclical downturn since the early 1990s, according to one of the city's largest commercial landlords.

Claremont surge for Blackburne

Apartments specialist Blackburne achieved $62 million worth of sales in one weekend at its latest project in Claremont, with the results confirming strong demand for western suburbs apartments.

Marriott and BGC a winning combination

It may have only taken about 18 months to build, but Perth's newest hotel - the recently opened Aloft Perth in Rivervale - was a six-year journey for the world's largest hotel operator, and one of Western Australia's biggest home-grown builders.

Brand focus for brewers as market gets crowded

SPECIAL REPORT: Brewers are increasingly focusing on branding to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving craft scene.

Artisans distil spirits’ true essence

SPECIAL REPORT: WA distillers are poised at the forefront of the next big movement in boutique beverages.

Gen next at Whitford City

Scentre Group is gearing up to unveil its next-generation dining and entertainment precinct at Westfield Whitford City, one of several planned upgrades to its shopping centres across Perth.

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In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss builder collapses, Wesfarmers leadership, CEO salaries, distilleries and breweries.

Energy-efficient projects give residents the power

New projects are helping to cement WA's reputation as a leader in environmentally sensitive development.

Tsagalis driven by outcomes

Notching up 15 years in business, and managing more than $1.1 billion in combined retail rents for clients over that time, is a significant achievement in any industry.

Local builder goes bust after watchdog warning

Mount Hawthorn-based builder Talbot Le Page Homes has been placed into administration, just more than a month after the Building Commission warned consumers over its financial capacity.

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In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss Forrest's donation, Midland Gate expansion, investing in man caves and ICT for small business. 

HopgoodGanim finds resources partner

Law firms HopgoodGanim Lawyers and Hunt & Humphry will amalgamate from July 1, with the deal designed to boost the combined firm's capabilities to take advantage of increasing activity in the r

Next stage for Knutsford build

Adrian Fini's development firm FJM Property is gearing up to launch the third stage of its Knutsford Precinct, near Fremantle, which was last year named as one of the best infill projects in the nation by the Australian Institute of Architects. 

Pindan gets solid return on Sydney sale

Pindan Capital has booked a near-$9 million profit after selling an office building in Sydney for $22 million.

Pilbara tourism hub for indigenous group

Indigenous employment group Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation is continuing its push into hospitality and tourism, unveiling plans to develop a tourism hub at Cossack, a historic ghost town located around 15 kilometres from Roebourne.

Burke finds middle ground on builds

A foray into the mid-level market is paying dividends for luxury homebuilder Brian Burke Homes. 

Diploma maintains faith despite liquidation order

UPDATE: Diploma Group boss Nick Di Latte says the company will continue to push forward with its proposal to revive the company and provide a return to creditors, after provisional liquidators were appointed to 20 Diploma-related entities today.

Innovation in the air as Crown sniffs an opportunity

Crown is hoping to provide its customers with a memorable sensory experience.

More than a man cave, it’s an investment

Perth-based property investment group Metro Invest has created a new class of asset, tapping into the increasing demand for space as backyard sheds and workshops disappear from the suburbs.

Mark my words podcast

In this Business News podcast Mark Pownall and Dan Wilkie discuss the Officeworks IPO, the WA economy, Diploma Group, and philanthropy and giving.   

Vicinity presses go on $100m Midland expansion

Aldi, JB Hi-fi and Harris Scarfe will anchor a $100 million extension of Midland Gate Shopping Centre, with construction to begin later this month.

Wyatt slashes first homebuyer boost

Local builders say they're disappointed by the state government's decision to axe a $5,000 boost to the first home owner's grant, with one of Western Australia's peak housing bodies describing the

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MBA takes a positive view amid collapses

Two more builders have gone bust as the transition from all-time highs of activity continues.

Local builder goes bust after watchdog warning

Mount Hawthorn-based builder Talbot Le Page Homes has been placed into administration, just more than a month after the Building Commission warned consumers over its financial capacity.

Builton close to collapse

UPDATED: Residential construction outfit Builton Group is closing its doors, after staff were told not to come to work on Monday, while an announcement that the company has been placed into administration expected later today or over the weekend.

Perth builder goes bust

Home building companies Freelife Homes and Visionaire Homes, both divisions of Capital Works Constructions, have been placed into voluntarily administration, leaving more than 300 customers unsure

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Satterley stirs apartments debate

Prominent land developer Nigel Satterley has predicted more pain to emerge from Perth's apartments market, forecasting widespread price falls and more projects to fail as pressure builds on developers.

Gillard and Swan remain after challenge evaporates

Prime minister Julia Gillard and her deputy Wayne Swan will continue in their jobs, after no competing candidates entered the leadership ballot called in Canberra today.

South Perth high-rise stoush builds

The ongoing battle over high-density development in South Perth has stepped up a notch in recent weeks.

Legal fight looms over tower rejection

The rejection by planning authorities of a 44-storey apartment proposal on Mill Point Road in South Perth is unlikely to be the last word in the battle over the contentious project.