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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.