Marsha Jacobs

Dunsborough’s cultural shift

Dunsborough’s growth from sleepy seaside town to the playground of Perth’s elite has forced local real estate agents to change their businesses models to better deal with their new clientele.

Cedar Woods’ $24m buy in Melbourne

Listed residential property developer Cedar Woods has expanded its residential property portfolio in Melbourne, paying $24 million for 57 hectares of land in Lalor.

Rent dispute looms at Jandakot

The new owners of Jandakot Airport are in dispute with tenants just a month after taking possession, with an independent review recommending rental increases in some cases of more than 100 per cent.

ASIC action has directors on notice

Company directors are being urged to pay extra attention to continuous disclosure rules as not only the corporate regulator but disgruntled shareholders jump on the litigation bandwagon with class action law suits.

Sashegyi moving to Kellogg Brown & Root

The increasing spread of regulation and the faster pace of regulatory change have been two of the biggest issues affecting industry policy over the past two decades, according to outgoing Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA director Bill Sashegyi.

Lawyers dispute media gag

Don’t like lawyers? Soon you may be hearing and reading a lot less of them, as a move is made to stop barristers and solicitors speaking to the media.

ACCC issues cartel warning

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel has warned business the consumer watchdog will be vigilant in monitoring possible cartel activity, with proposed legislation significantly upping the penalties for companies participati

Peet set for $35m profit

Listed Western Australian developer Peet and Company Ltd has announced a strong half-year profit of $17.1 million, up 67 per cent from the same period last year.

Receivers to offer Westpoint sites

Receivers will soon put several former Westpoint sites on the market for sale in an attempt to recover cash to pay creditors following the property developer’s recent collapse.More than 4,000 investor

Double degree helps build understanding

Some well-qualified Perth lawyers working in the field of construction law are using their understanding of architecture to better communicate with their clients on the issues that may arise on projects.

Axiom to go to shareholders

The winner of a battle between two of Perth’s property heavyweights could be known next month, with Axiom Properties Ltd last week filing documents with the Australian Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission to put the two b

$17m earmarked for regional projects

The board of LandCorp has approved more than $17million in civil works for projects in three regional Western Australian locations where the current resources boom is putting pressure on community infrastructure.

CBD balance of power shift

The dramatic change in Perth’s office leasing environment in the past 18 months has analysts widely tipping 2006 to be the year of the landlord.

‘West end’ fast becoming the centre of action in the city

Triggered by development, Perth city has made a noticeable shift towards what is now known as the ‘west end’ during the past 20 years.

Hawaiian, Multiplex back Claremont plan

Joint venture partners Hawaiian Management Group and Multiplex are preparing to file their third development approval within a year for a $300 million retail and residential redevelopment in the heart of Claremont.

Men just love to shop – survey

The results of a recent survey have challenged gender stereotypes and their perceived relationship to residential property purchases.

Woodside too big for new HQ

Woodside Petroleum has taken out space in two CBD buildings to house 160 of its staff, just two years after moving in to its purpose-built St Georges Terrace tower.

Hamersley to anchor in CBD

Rio Tinto subsidiary Hamersley Iron is understood to be in the final stages of negotiation with privately owned Hawaiian Management Group and Multiplex to become the anchor tenant for the proposed Bishops See development.

No let-up in residential growth – report

Western Australia’s ongoing commodities boom is good news for the state’s residential property sector, which grew at 21.7 per cent last year, largely on the back of the strong resources performance.

Stirling transfer for ThyssenKrupp

In a move that highlights the shortage of office space in Perth, German engineering firm ThyssenKrupp has relocated to the new $29 million City of Stirling building, taking out 1,800 square metres of floor space, after failing to find suitable space in th

Appeal deadline passes for Ugh appeal

The decision last month by the Trade Marks Office allowing local ugh boot producers to call their product 'ugh-boot' has not been appealed by US company Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

Bennett and Phillips Fox merge to become Lavan Legal

Bennett & Co and Phillips Fox Perth today revealed the name for the firm which will merge to become the second largest firm in Western Australia: Lavan Legal.

Bunnings in rare company

Bunnings has ranked among the world’s top 250 retailers in a recent study by accounting firm Deloitte.

Law summer school back at UWA

In his second five-year term as the dean of Western Australia’s oldest law school, Professor William Ford is reviving a tradition that has lain dormant for more than a decade, attracting some of the biggest legal names in the country to present at the Uni

‘No vacancy’ sign up in CBD

Perth’s CBD office vacancy rate has plummeted to 5.8 per cent, effectively signalling a full office market, and with no major new supply under construction, the tight office environment is expected to continue for at least two more years.

Seashells stage one sold out at Mandurah

Mandurah’s strong growth has continued with the completion of stage one of the $40 million Seashells Mandurah Resort and settlement pending on the first 79 apartments.

Duck no gamble for Edwards

The iconic Blue Duck restaurant in North Cottesloe has been bought in partnership by the owners of Scarborough’s Villa Bianchi.

Blue Duck's new owner revealed

The iconic Blue Duck restaurant in North Cottesloe has been bought by Graham Edwards, owner of Scarborough's Villa Bianchi.

New trial for Wittenoom asbestos case

A case involving a man suffering from alleged asbestosis due to working in an asbestos contaminated mine in Wittenoom has been ordered for a new trial in the District Court by the High Court.

New investor for Dunsborough Lakes

An entity of Entrust Funds Management has taken an $8 million stake in the Aspen Group's recently acquired Dunsborough Lakes Project, joining the Wyllie Group and Aspen in each holding a 20 per cent stake in the project.

Stamp duty barrier to incorporation

More than 80 Western Australian law firms have incorporated since legislation allowing the incorporation of legal practices came into effect at the start of 2004, but stamp duty remains a major impediment to other firms considering joining the company clu


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Work on $125m Midland Gate upgrade under way this month

Construction will get under way later this month on the $125 million transformation of the Midland Gate Shopping Centre.