Boom hurts rental market

PERTH real estate agents are describing the winter just past as the worst ever for rental vacancies.

Leaving the CBD

The last article in the series on Outgrowing your Space explores the suburbs that are attracting companies away from Perth’s CBD office market.

Technology plays a core role in property business

INVESTORS and property owners may be looking nervously in the direction of the Reserve Bank as pressure on interest rates builds, but their efforts to maintain strong returns on investments have an ally in the growing technology solutions provider sector.

Planning down to the finest detail

While relocation can be a stressful business, in this week’s instalment of Outgrowing your Space Tracey Cook looks at ways to make the move as comfortable as possible.

Midland appeal likely

THE State Government has rejected plans to build a $350 million international theme park, motor racing circuit and hotel on the 70-hectare site at the old railway workshops in central Midland.

It pays to have an exit strategy

In this week’s instalment of the Outgrowing Your Space series, Tracey Cook examines what tenants should be aware of when signing up a new lease to ensure that they can exit a premises in the most cost-efficient manner.

Making a move to the cutting-edge

Given that most fit-outs are retained for at least five years, planning technology infrastructure is paramount to both a business’s operations and its bottom line, as Tracey Cook reports.

Council puts FESA fight on the cards

THE Property Council of WA has launched a campaign to protest the increasing levies to which the property industry is subject under the recently introduced Fire & Emergency Services Authority (FESA) levy.

Lull or death throes, boom set to slow

A RECENT report by BIS Shrapnel has cast doubt on the projections of many property market commentators regarding the national residential construction boom.

Capital growth focus for investment advice group

PROPERTY investment advice group Property Buyers Bureau has found a secure niche in the property market just 18 months after setting up shop in Perth.

New tool for green ratings

IN keeping with the property industry’s growing awareness of all things sustainable, The Green Building Council launched its ‘green star’ rating tool for commercial office buildings last week at the P

Moving in the right direction

Central to a business’s decision to relocate or refurbish office premises is identifying future needs. Tracey Cook examines how businesses can approach this task to ensure new premises match up to their business model.

CBD vacancy report met by sceptical industry response

RECENT figures forecasting a 100 per cent increase in the vacancy level of top-end CBD properties in the next six months has been met with scepticism from within the Perth property industry.

Business in the space race

One of the biggest capital expenditures for business is the cost of office premises. In this new series, Tracey Cook examines some of the issues that arise when a business is considering relocation or refurbishment of their premises.

Duende a moment of inspiration

THE man who inspired E’Cucina Restaurant and Balthazar Restaurant is embarking on a new venture in Leederville.

Planning for growth trends

In this final part of the demographic trends series, Tracey Cook examines the future population trends in store for WA.

Embracing design change

Perth architects believe outdated planning regulations and draconian local authorities are stifling the growth of innovative residential architecture in our suburbs. Tracey Cook reports

Design codes need review: MacTiernan

PLANNING and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan has called for a review of the residential design codes and flagged the adoption of a national approach to develop a sustainablity best practice assessment scorecard.

Strata industry shake-up

WESTERN Australia’s strata management industry could be set for big changes if key recommendations of a recently completed Government inquiry into the industry are adopted.

Inner-city infrastructure growth slow to react

In this week’s look at demographic trends in WA, Tracey Cook details the inner-city market and barriers that have slowed the development of a true inner-city lifestyle.

West attracts east coast investors

WESTERN Australia is becoming increasingly attractive to eastern States property investors with the number of east-coast investors purchasing property in the local market doubling in the past 12 month