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Sotheby’s markets Taj to the world

A Peppermint Grove property once home to the infamous ‘Taj on Swan’ is set to go under the hammer, with the owners recently engaging Sotheby’s International Realty to run a global sales campaign.

Change a constant as city grows

Opinion: Sensible development is the only way forward for a city beset by urban sprawl such as Perth.

Lester to recycle capital in WA

Western Australia-based developer and investor Lester Group has ridden the wave of a strong east coast property market and is now seeking more opportunities closer to home.

Pindan secures regional housing contract

The state government will transfer land in Westonia to the Central East Aged Care Alliance as part of its initiative to boost seniors’ accommodation across the Wheatbelt region, with Pindan awarded the tender for the design and construction of 72 new dwellings.

MRA backs $14m timber hotel

A proposal for the state’s first timber high-rise building, to be located on the corner of Beaufort and Newcastle streets, has been given the green light by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

DRA expands with G&S buy

South African firm DRA has expanded its Australian presence with the purchase of G&S Engineering Services from diversified infrastructure company Calibre Group.

Cedar Woods tips strong results

National developer Cedar Woods Properties says it is expecting net profit of about $40 million for the 2018 financial year and is buoyant about the outlook for 2019.

Iacomella to depart Property Council

Lino Iacomella will step down from his role as Property Council of Australia WA executive director later this month after two years in the position.

Fini adds to Freo sustainability

Several alternative approaches to tackling housing affordability are taking shape across Fremantle, with social enterprise Nightingale Housing one step closer to actualising its Wood Street project with its recent launch of presales.

GDI lifts valuation on Perth office tower

Nine months after GDI Property Group settled its acquisition of A-grade commercial tower Westralia Square the building’s valuation has increased by $38.75 million, an encouraging sign for the Perth office market.

Construction tenders July 2 2018

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Home prices continue to fall

Perth's dwelling prices suffered another drop in the month to June down 0.5 per cent, with units continuing to suffer larger falls compared to houses.

Hawaiian adds to property portfolio

Hawaiian has expanded its shopping centre footprint, finalising its $22.7 million acquisition of the Newpark Shopping Centre in Girrawheen.

Optus Stadium takes design honours

Design firms HASSELL, Cox Architecture and HKS have received plaudits for their work on Perth’s Optus Stadium at the 2018 WA Architecture Awards, with the sports and entertainment precinct winning the top accolade and prizes in four other categories.

$50m William Square makeover complete

Private real estate and investment firm Warrington Property has completed its $50 million redevelopment of the William Square office building in Northbridge, and has appointed agents to lease the remaining vacant space.

Veris broadens operations

SPECIAL REPORT: ASX-listed company Veris has transitioned its business from the mining sector to become a diversified outfit focused on key infrastructure projects across Australia.

SPH builds opportunity on gender diversity

SPECIAL REPORT: SPH Architecture + Interiors is an industry leader in terms of workplace diversity, with its share of women employees well above the construction sector’s participation average of about 11 per cent.

Iconic Scarborough gets the go ahead

Following the rejection of an initial proposal late last year, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority has given 3 Oceans Property the green light to progress its twin-tower mixed-use development on the corner of West Coast Highway and Scarborough Beach Road.

MercyCare adds child care centres

Not-for-profit community services provider MercyCare has purchased five early learning centres from private operator Acacia Hill Childcare for an undisclosed sum, doubling the group’s existing sector portfolio.

$640m+ likely from partial Landgate privatisation

The state government will partially privatise title registry agency Landgate in a move expected to raise at least $640 million, with the money to be used to fund the state's share of the National Redress Scheme for child abuse victims.

Iconic Scarborough on the cusp of approval

A key government advisory body has recommended the Iconic Scarborough twin-tower project be given the green light when the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority board meets tomorrow.

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