G+T expands partnership, moves from West Perth

Corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin has continued its counter-cyclical growth drive, recruiting former Macquarie Capital executive Justin Mannolini as its third new partner this year.

Proven performer spun-out as new Rowe Group entity

After a quarter of a century, one of Perth's top planning firms is going back to its roots.

Affordability remains an issue

More than 80 per cent of houses sold in Perth in the year to the end of June went for $400,000 or more, the latest evidence of the difficulties faced by low income earners seeking to own a home.

This week's property round-up

This week, Reiwa members reported an increase in weekly sales to 563.

Construction contracts and tenders August 10 to August 24 2016

Pindan has won the $27.8 million contract for the Warren Health Service redevelopment main works.

Record residential vacancies in Perth

Perth's residential rental vacancy rate has reached a record high of 5.2 per cent with 10,738 homes currently untenanted, according to property group SQM Research.

Bader starts as Rent CEO

Former iiNet executive Greg Bader has been officially installed as chief executive of online property portal, following founder Mark Woschnak's retirement last month.

Developers wanted for western suburbs land

LandCorp is seeking a development partner for its latest urban infill project, Parkside Walk in Jolimont.

Lendlease benefits from building boom

Strong demand for new apartments and office buildings has helped Lendlease deliver a 13 per jump in annual profit, and it says it has a growing pipeline of projects.

This week's property round-up

This week, Reiwa members reported a marginal increase in weekly sales to 553. The overall 1 per cent increase in sales over the week is attributed to a 43 per cent increase in sales for vacant land.

Satterley adds to Vic land bank

Satterley Property Group has made its second Victorian acquisition in the past three months, acquiring a 68-hectare residential estate in Melbourne's Donnybrook for $34 million.

ASIC moves on Pilbara developer

Pilbara-focused developer Veronica Macpherson has been blocked from leaving the country by the corporate regulator and her Macro Realty Developments business has been ordered to stop providing financial advice.

Population growth lifts Stockland's sales

Property developer Stockland is reaping the benefits of a surge in house and land sales driven by strong population growth, job growth and low interest rates.

Maylands infill model pitch

Architect Sam Klopper has shrugged off community consternation over an apartment project on Kennedy Street in Maylands, instead pitching the development as a model for future urban infill.

Failures further insurance woes

Slowing residential construction has claimed more scalps, with the flow-on effects likely to have negative repercussions for the affordability of new housing.

Two new WA estates for LWP Property

LWP Property Group has launched two new land estates in Perth's southern suburbs, shrugging off slowing market conditions that are forcing other developers to look interstate.

Builders urged to act early on contracts

Resolving disputes between contractors and subcontractors on government jobs is looming as a key state election issue.

Finbar, Rubino to develop Applecross apartments

Apartment developer Finbar Group has unveiled plans to build a three-tower residential complex in Applecross, with the project expected to fetch $350 million.

Perth's Ritz-Carlton up for sale

A for sale sign has gone up at the flagship project at Elizabeth Quay, with developer Far East Consortium putting its Ritz-Carlton hotel on the block just one week after Premier Colin Barnett turned the first sod on the luxury development.

Pact wins $11m job on Byford Secondary College

Local company PACT Construction has won an $11.2 million contract for work on Byford Secondary College.