January 30, 2020
When seeking funding for a property development project, the key issue for developers has always been the source of funds. In Australia, there has traditionally been an enormous focus on the big four banks, followed by second-tier banks and building societies. While over time a vibrant community grew in the […]
December 17, 2019

How Architectural Design Innovation Inspires Business Innovation

December 11, 2019

Buying versus Renting in Australian Capital Cities: Which is the Optimal Strategy? – A Retrospective Analysis

Most Australians aspire to own their own home, but with household debt rising to almost 200% and persistent barriers to entry, perhaps now is the time to question whether home ownership is a dream worth aspiring to.
December 10, 2019

Davide Bini: Testing Your Limits

Construction in Melbourne, corporate finance in London and Melbourne, commercial broking in Sydney, and property finance with Dorado Property. In his spare time: marathons, Ironmans, and a law degree. If you can name it, Director – Property Davide Bini has tried it. What inspires him to keep exploring?
November 27, 2019
Looking at our city skylines, you would be forgiven for assuming that most of those buildings are the work of large-scale property developers. In fact, 98% of Australian property developers are either one-person companies or small businesses.    
November 24, 2019
A developer, on approaching a financier, often tries to get inside the financier’s mind to understand exactly what they’re likely to look for. The answer is that the financier sees all the individual aspects of a development as being not unlike an orchestra; one player out of tune can have […]
September 26, 2019

How JDAP is Really Affecting the Property Industry

How did a framework promising to “improve the balance between technical advice and local knowledge” foster paralysing uncertainty for the property development industry?
June 27, 2019

From One Side of the World to the Other: How David Giles Found Dorado

Having spent years building a career in North America, Australian-bred David Giles returned home to continue his passion for property investment while living the uniquely West-Australian lifestyle. As he explains below, his unique head-on approach carries across work and life, proving with a bit of passion, a full work-life balance […]
May 9, 2019

Affordability in the Perth detached house and unit markets

Despite the recent cooling of the Australian residential property market, housing affordability remains of key concern to many Australian households. However, the issue of housing affordability is often only examined from the perspective of Australia’s two largest (and most expensive cities) of Sydney and Melbourne. This bulletin seeks to redress […]
November 27, 2018

What Has Digital Technology Actually Done For The Property Industry This Year?

February 5, 2019

Part 1: How Thomas McClung Went From Tiling Roofs To Building A Business

When Thomas got word of his redundancy from Mirvac, it was a hard pill to swallow. Sitting in a Sydney bar with Peter, who had also been hit by the latest round of cutbacks, the two decided to explore using their combined experience in the industry to start something completely […]
February 12, 2019

Part 2: The Link Between Wellness and Success in Business

Thomas gives his advice for anyone starting a business venture of their own, and how to maintain the seemingly unattainable work-life balance as a company Director
February 19, 2019

Peter Packer: What it Takes to Begin a Business and Keep it Running

For someone with an extensive background in property development, beginning a real estate debt firm to fund developments instead was not top of Peter Packer’s mind for a business opportunity. In his own words, ‘we just kind of fell into it’. 10 years on and that business is thriving, but […]
February 26, 2019

Why You Should Add Real Estate Debt To Your Portfolio in 2019

With real estate now the most popular collateral for private debt funds, why should you make it part of your portfolio in 2019?
February 28, 2019
Good developers would have an eye for site selection, are adept at managing consultants and disciplined in project management. Add onto the tool belt a flare for sales, marketing and managing settlements in an uncertain market.
March 11, 2019

How Tim Moore developed his unique work style and grew a sustainable business

Tim Moore’s outlook seems stereotypical of most entrepreneurs, but if ever there were place pick up tactics for improving your work practice, this is it.
March 25, 2019
While those looking in on the world of property development wonder what type of projects are in store in the coming months or years, property developers have another question in mind: what type of project has the best chance at securing funding right now?
April 29, 2019
The world’s first affordable automobile had a dramatic impact on residential design. On October 1, 1908, the first Model T Ford was built in Detroit. Unlike horses, most people could afford to have their own private car and keep it at their home. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford built some […]