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 […]