Spotless Waves White Flag in Downer Battle
Spotless Group's directors have backflipped and recommended shareholders accept a $1.3 billion takeover bid from engineering company Downer EDI.
Can Better Wayfinding Save Lives?
When Bernard Gore left his daughter’s home in Woollahra in Sydney’s south-east for a stroll to Westfield’s Bondi Junction last month, his intention was to do...
How to Smarten up Your Building
Earlier this year, the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg announced the expansion of the government’s Commercial Building Disclosure program (CBD).
Building Insurance: What Level of Cover Do You Require?
We all need building insurance, whether that be for residential, investment, commercial or government buildings, but how much insurance should we be allowing for?
Kitchen Exhaust: Getting It Right
Commercial kitchen exhaust systems require specialist equipment and design. What are the key issues relating to the application of these systems to buildings?
Workplace Evolution and the Implications for Offices
Recent years have brought about a remarkable shift in the nature of the modern workplace toward office plans that are far more open, flexible and efficient....
Car Park Upgrades to Benefit Both Users and Operators
While there are some reports that indicate a dip in car ownership due to younger generations shunning cars in favour of car sharing, the recent ABS...
WA Govt Denies ‘Waste of Money’ Claim
The West Australian government has rebutted opposition claims that it has wasted more than $3 million on an old house for Perth's deferred light rail project,...
The Impact of China’s Stock Dive on Australian Real Estate
Given the surge in Chinese purchases of Australian property since the turn of the decade, ongoing volatility in the Middle Kingdom’s bourses is bound to have...
China Sovereign Wealth Fund Breaks Record for Office Property Deal
One of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds has acquired a nine-tower portfolio of office assets for a staggering $2.45 billion sum, in what is believed...
Decline in Goodman Property Profit
Property investor Goodman Property Trust has reported an eight per cent drop in first-half profit as a fall in the value of its interest rate swaps...