Katie McDonald is the property writer for Business News. Katie previously covered the community and arts, education and science sector when she joined the team in 2016, after a brief stint as a recruitment consultant. At the 2017 WA State Media Awards Katie took out the top prize for the Best Culture and Arts Report and was also a finalist for the Best Cadet/New Journalist award. Katie completed a bachelor of commerce at the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a double major in marketing and english studies.
Perfecting the look and feel of a new office space can often take centre stage for incoming tenants, but for international law firm Allen & Overy a key priority for its new premises was a little different.
Smart design, new hospitality offerings, and local business partnerships are core ingredients of the InterContinental Perth City Centre hotel’s strategy to position itself for long-term success in the CBD.
More Western Australians are opening their doors to Airbnb, with the number of hosts in the state increasing by more than 50 per cent in the past year, according to a report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre to be released today.
SPECIAL REPORT: After 14 years of working together through the ranks at two of Western Australia’s largest construction companies, Mark Kepplinger and Mike Van Dongen decided it was time to establish their own business.
The group planning a 24-hour Puma Energy project in Dunsborough will lodge an application next week to strike out an appeal by the State Solicitor’s Office against the recent approval of the development.
In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer, Matt Mckenzie and Katie McDonald discuss the GST debate, Kerry Stokes and gas sector deals, WA's resource sector outlook, local content on big projects, population growth and residential builders.
Cedar Woods Properties is hoping its range of competitively priced larger blocks will offer a point of difference and attract first homebuyers to its Piara Waters residential estate, according to WA manager Ben Rosser.
The two-year saga over a proposed 24-hour Puma fuel station in Dunsborough has taken a new turn, with the Southern Joint Development Assessment Panel lodging an appeal in the Supreme Court against the State Administrative Tribunal’s ruling in favour of the development.
Four Perth hotels and hospitality businesses, including Fraser Suites and the State Buildings, have been named best in their field at the annual Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.
Gumala Aboriginal Corporation executive officer Jahna Cedar has been named the 2017 Business News 40under40 First Amongst Equals, taking the top honour ahead an impressive field of Western Australia’s young business and community leaders.
The Marina, Mindarie was named Perth’s best hospitality venue at last night’s Western Australian Hospitality Awards for Excellence, joining the State Buildings and Print Hall as the most recent winners of the prestigious award.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has disclosed that the majority of public submissions on the $450 million Iconic Scarborough development supported the project, but said all government agencies and utilities it consulted, with the sole exception of Tourism WA, opposed it.
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has rejected a $450 million proposal for two towers near Scarborough beach with the developer behind the project, 3 Oceans Property, saying the decision was a missed opportunity to show courage and vision.