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Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie rejoins the Business News editorial team as Associate Editor, after having launched Australia China Business Review as founding editor-in-chief. While specialising in commercial and residential property writing, Dan also writes across industries and assists editor Mark Beyer in planning and producing Business News' daily emails, fortnightly magazine and website publishing. Dan is a graduate of Curtin University.

Western suburbs supermarket named world's best

The Taylor Road IGA in Nedlands has won the accolade of best independent supermarket in the world, sharing the title with another IGA from South Australia.

Industry reignites stamp duty debate

Property industry bodies have entered the state election fray, with both the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Property Council of Australia lobbying for stamp duty concessions and planning reform to boost housing affordability.

Technology shake-up for property

Disruptive technologies continue to gain traction in the property market, with more than 400 Western Australian agents expected to use online advertising portal HumblAbode by the middle of this year, while a Perth-based firm is taking a software platform designed to simplify back-office transactions to the ASX.

Community key for apartment buyers

Community spirit and communal facilities have emerged as priorities for apartment buyers, according to preliminary results on a new survey by WA Apartment Advocacy.

Small CBD effect, big impact in the suburbs

Striking a balance between CBD and suburban office markets is becoming crucial in a post-boom economy.

WorkZone East sold in near $70m deal

Sydney-based property fund manager and investment group CorVal has made a big acquisition in Western Australia, buying Northbridge office building WorkZone East from Charter Hall in a $68.2 million deal.

Builton-linked entity resurfaces as Buildplex

A company associated with Builton appears to be manoeuvring to complete two of the biggest jobs of the failed development and construction company – the Quattro on Burswood and Vue Maylands apartment projects.

Bulky goods centre sold for $57.8m

Retail property syndicator APiL has added to its Perth portfolio, buying bulky goods precinct Joondalup Gate for $57.8 million.

Steady year tipped for office vacancies

Office vacancies in Perth’s CBD have peaked, according to some in the commercial property sector, with markets expected to stabilise as construction of new offices slows.

Extra funds to market Perth as travel hub

The state government will spend nearly $3 million each year for the next three years to market Qantas’s new Perth-to-London direct flights, which the national carrier confirmed would go on sale in two

Water West offers supply solution

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are turning to wastewater recycling to ensure they can deliver lush public open space in their estates.

M/Land launches with 67-lot Secret Harbour development

SPECIAL REPORT: The head of a new boutique land developer believes difficult market conditions provide the perfect opportunity for the business to make a splash in the market.

Smaller houses suit changing lifestyles

SPECIAL REPORT: Developers are working more closely than ever with Western Australian builders to provide a diverse range of housing options to cater for changing lifestyles in a rapidly evolving market.

Keen competition as developers navigate market stagnation

SPECIAL REPORT: Last year couldn’t end soon enough for the state’s land developers, who are banking on a break from adverse conditions. Click through to see our BNiQ list of land developers.

Focus on delegates as events evolve

SPECIAL REPORT: WA event managers are focusing on attendee experience to gain an edge in one of the most hotly contested segments of Perth’s hospitality sector.

Crown duels with Starwood, Intercontinental for events

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s hotel building boom isn’t just about rooms, it is about setting the city up as an events capital.

Car parks a speedbump for Belmont hotels

Perth's hotel development boom is spilling out of the CBD and into the City of Belmont, but developers are encountering issues in providing enough parking to support their proposals.

Double take on Woodside logo

Woodside Petroleum’s impending move to its new offices has provided an unexpected visibility and branding boost, with the oil and gas company’s logo appearing on two prominent Perth CBD skyscrapers.

Builton fails, administrator appointed

One of state’s biggest residential construction firms, Builton Group, has succumbed to the financial stresses engulfing the sector, appointing an external administrator earlier today after reports of the company’s financial troubles emerged last week.

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.

Economic diversity a challenge for property

A new report assessing the diversity of property use across the city has provided some surprising results.

Rosewood spends $105m on upgrades

Aged care provider Rosewood is responding to increasing demand for its services by booking $105 million in developments for its West Perth and Leederville facilities.

Satterley goes from south to west

Satterley Property Group is closing its long-time South Perth headquarters, taking advantage of historically high levels of vacant office space to move across the river to West Perth.

Sustainability worth the price

New research shows homebuyers are willing to pay extra for energy-efficient design.

Questions over commission process

Consumers and contractors are becoming frustrated with the regulatory regime in residential construction.

Subbies empowered under new code

A new code of conduct for the state’s construction sector has been hailed as a game-changer for the industry, with the potential to reduce costs across the board by 20 per cent.

Finbar lodges DA for Palmyra low rise

Apartment specialist Finbar Group has kicked off 2017 with a fresh development application, lodging plans for its 258-dwelling, low-rise apartments project at the Golden Egg Farms site on Leach Highway in Palmyra.

Perth real estate beckons after Libor scandal

Disgraced international markets trader Paul Thompson appears to be gearing up for a return to Perth’s property market.

Housing market builds on year-end momentum

Perth’s housing market continued to show life to round out 2016, with median house prices posting their first quarterly increase since April last year, according to property analytics firm CoreLogic.

More M/Group heritage after Heirloom revival

The paint is hardly dry on the final touches to M/Group’s $130 million restoration of Fremantle's historic Dalgety Woolstores, but managing director Lloyd Clark is already on the lookout for his next statement project.

Dunsborough community concern over Puma plan

A planning stoush has emerged in the seaside town of Dunsborough over a proposed Puma fuel station on one of the last vacant development blocks on Dunn Bay Road.

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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 whe

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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.