Brokers building a better process

From a reputational point of view, Tristan Kirkham acknowledges the role played by building brokers is not as well understood as that of insurance and mortgage brokers.

Office facelifts shape success

Construction company SHAPE Australia has ridden the surge in office building revamps, resulting in two awards and its highest revenue in five years.

$130bn of major projects in WA

Nearly 140 major projects are either under way or planned for WA, new research by Business News has found. Click through to access the new list on the BNiQ Search Engine.

Pindan expands to Gold Coast

Pindan is set to expand its operations to the Gold Coast, after being granted development approval for a 25-storey apartment building.

Brewer to head Property Council

Former National Lifestyle Villages marketing general manager Sandra Brewer has been named the Property Council of Australia’s new Western Australian executive director.

Far East gets the Minister’s tick for $158m project

Planning Minister Saffioti has approved Far East Consortium’s plans for a two-tower development adjacent to the Perth Arena, with one tower to house the Dorsett Hotel.

Lester Group creates new seniors’ community

Local property investor and developer Lester Group has unveiled plans for a new 186-home seniors’ lifestyle community called Edenlife Australind, within its Kingston residential estate in the south west.

Gelavis to lead MBA, Hailes leaves UDIA

Property executives John Gelavis and Allison Hailes have both left their respective roles this week, with Mr Gelavis selected to head the Master Builders Association of WA.

Supreme Court rules on broken soap dish

It may seem a trivial matter, but a recent Court of Appeal ruling on who was responsible for maintaining the shower recess in a $1,700 per week rental property should be of keen interest to many landlords and insurers.

MGroup’s Monument moves at Beeliar

Integrated property business MGroup has added another string to its bow with the launch of a new land development brand – Monument.

EPA supports marina deadline extension

Property developer Tian An Australia (formerly PBD Developments) has won regulatory support to postpone the start of construction at its long-delayed Point Grey marina south of Mandurah.

New Northbridge venue shuts down

Northbridge restaurant and microbrewery Cyril Mason’s has closed its doors less than three months after opening at the William Street location.

Perth office vacancies continue to fall

The worst may be over for Perth’s office market, with the latest statistics pointing to another fall in vacancies, dropping slightly from 19.8 per cent to 19.4 per cent in the six months to July, according to the Property Council of Australia’s mid-year office market report released today.

Carousel’s $350m revamp reveal

Scentre Group is set to lift the curtain of its $350 million Westfield Carousel redevelopment at the end of this month, which will feature a new rooftop dining and entertainment precinct as well as an additional fashion mall, anchored by David Jones.

Prendiville confirms Brisbane Hotel deal

The Prendiville Group has confirmed it is the owner and operator of inner-city pub The Brisbane Hotel after former licensee Geoff Hayward placed his private company into voluntary liquidation.

Blackburne plans $250m Subi project

Apartment developer Blackburne has sketched out ambitious plans for one of Perth’s most contentious properties, after paying $25 million for the Subiaco Pavilion Markets site.

Esplanade Hotel on the market

The Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle is up for sale, with its owners hoping for a big premium on their $88.5 million purchase price in 2013.

Flinders Square sold for $39m

ASX-listed property group Vicinity Centres, which is looking to sell six shopping centres in WA, has exchanged contracts with a private Australian property syndicator for Flinders Square in Yokine.

House price decline continues in July

Perth house prices suffered their largest monthly decline in almost a year, after slipping 0.8 per cent in July, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

New hotels offer diverse art canvas

The city’s pipeline of hotel developments is providing immense opportunities for local artists and art dealers.

Eglinton properties hit the market

Two large englobo sites, ripe for residential development and comprising 171.7 hectares in Eglinton, have been listed for sale.