Dan Wilkie

Dan Wilkie is chief of staff for the Business News editorial team, overseeing the news and feature pages of the print publication. Dan's main reporting round is property, including areas such as building and construction, architecture and residential real estate. He also follows hospitality and tourism. Dan is s a graduate of Curtin University. 

Recent articles

Mixed interest in office sales

Recent sales in Perth's commercial property market show appetite remains for well-located assets with strong leasing profiles, but activity levels are still well down historically as the shadow of rising vacancies looms large over the city.

Mr Munchies to expand to Victoria Park

Cult Mt Lawley sushi restaurant Mr Munchies is expanding to Victoria Park, with a big new venue to open by the end of next month. Owners Henry Susanto and Ricky Hsu have leased a former bank building on Albany Highway, with the new restaurant to seat more than 100 patrons.

Hawaiian backs big co-working space

Spacecubed will open a new co-working space at 191 St Georges Terrace, under a partnership with commercial property owner and developer Hawaiian.

Infill planning starts at old Ascot kilns

Planning is under way to allow residential development around the historic Bristile Kilns in Ascot, with the state government releasing minor changes to planning guidelines for public comment today.

New era begins at Old Treasury

It has taken 20 years for FJM Property director Adrian Fini's vision to become reality, but the doors are open at the first hospitality venue at the Old Treasury Buildings.

Brierty-Main Roads dispute drags on

Brierty has been unable to resolve a $9.1 million contract dispute with Main Roads WA ahead of today's deadline for it to lodge its financial results, with the civil and construction contractor reporting an audited net profit of $3.1 million for the 2015 financial year.

Growing market pressures majors

The traditionally dominant players in Australian retail are being forced to reinvent themselves in the face of increased competition - from each other, and a host of international raiders.

Quality retail piques investor interest

While storm clouds gather over office assets and land development comes off the boil, interest in retail property is building as investors look for somewhere secure to park their cash. Click through to see our list of WA's top 10 locally-based shopping centre owners.

Christou undaunted by beachfront debate

The architect behind the City Beach Surf Club redevelopment says the quality of the work will surprise many who have reservations about such projects.

Transport links push prices

Developers should consider funding transport infrastructure as an essential component of new estates, enabling them to charge a higher price for housing product, according to a Perth property observer.

Modular builds fill brickies gap

Perth-based homebuilder Summit Homes is seeking to head off a looming shortage of bricklayers by ramping up its capacity to deliver homes using steel-framed and modular building techniques.

Aldi shoots down Spudshed speculation

Supermarket giant Aldi has strongly rejected suggestions a deal is in place to buy the Spudshed network of stores from its owner, Tony Galati.



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