Carolyn Cummins

Carolyn Cummins

Carolyn Cummins is Commercial Property Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

H&M close to opening in Pitt Street mall

Carolyn Cummins The wait is almost over with the Swedish fast fashion giant H&M Australia getting ready to open the new Sydney flagship store in Pitt Street Mall.

Is your meeting room a waste of space?

Only 30 per cent of available space is used in a meeting room.

Carolyn Cummins It happens every day. The boss calls a meeting but when you get to the room there are not enough chairs, or else there are only two of you in a big space.

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Battle for ANI REIT heats up as Redefine and Pivotal emerge as bidders

Carolyn Cummins South African-based investors Redefine and Pivotal have emerged as the new mystery bidders in the long-running takeover attempts for control of the Australian Industrial REIT.

Sydney commercial property: Recent deals including $6m Penrith sale

Carolyn Cummins Recent commercial property transactions in and around Sydney.

Global investment in Australia at new highs

Brookfield property is selling its half share of the World Square shopping centre and car park at 580 George Street, Sydney through JLL.

Carolyn Cummins The asset sales by Charter Hall, Brookfield Property and DEXUS Property, will set the pace for a busy end to the 2015 calendar year.

Industrial tenants are heading to the Central West

Carolyn Cummins Industrial property is under the spotlight with sales transactions and stronger leasing rental deals concluded as investors see the sector benefitting from low supply and high demand, particularly...

Without Reserve: Education matters for Brookfield Multiplex

Brookfield Multiplex will build the $125 million Biological Sciences building on the Kensington campus in Randwick.

Carolyn Cummins The $125 million Biological Sciences building at the University of NSW is the latest Brookfield project.

Luxury brands go to great lengths to find right spot for shops in Sydney

An artist's impression of the new retail development at the MLC Centre.

Carolyn Cummins In a sign of the shift in shopping demographics, more overseas tourists are visiting to take advantage of the lower Australian dollar and buy luxe items.

Looking a lot like Christmas

Pitt Street shopping mall will soon be inundated with Christmas shoppers.

Carolyn Cummins This weekend is considered a bonanza for retailers as avid fans from the Australian Football League (AFL) and the National Rugby League (NRL) snap up no end of football paraphernalia to support their...

Sydney plays catch-up amid central city apartment demand

A Sydney office tower at 175 Castlereagh Street has the potential for conversion to apartments.

Carolyn Cummins While there may seem to be a glut of inner city apartments, data reveals it is more a case of a market undersupply for the past decade in Sydney.

World Square shopping centre up for grabs

Brookfield Property is selling its half share of the World Square shopping centre and car park through JLL.

Carolyn Cummins One of the busiest retail strips in the country at World Square, 580 George Street, Sydney is on the market as the co-owner, Brookfield Property Partners, focuses its attention on the proposed $1...

Bounce Backpackers sells for $18.3 million

Carolyn Cummins Hotels and backpacker hostels are the target of investors as they get a foothold into the improving tourism sector.

DEXUS raises $95m from sale

Carolyn Cummins DEXUS Property has raised $95 million through the sale of a half share of its site at 36 George Street, Burwood, as part of its ongoing strategy to sell down exposure to non-core assets.

Wynyard Place granted development approval

Carolyn Cummins Wynyard railway station is set to get a major facelift as part of the $1 billion Wynyard Place project.

St Leonards 'superlot' of nine houses reaps $66m

An artist's impression of a proposed development in St Leonards, where a block has been sold for $66 million.

Carolyn Cummins A private Hong Kong-based investor has paid $66.06 million for a lot of nine St Leonards houses, reaping the owners an average of about $7.34 million apiece.

Clive Palmer 's Titanic II journey rerouted to avoid the icebergs

<i>Illustration: John Shakespeare</i>

Carolyn Cummins It seems the allure of the desert has won over the lights of Manhattan, or else there are fewer icebergs to hit, but whatever the reason Aussie battler Clive Palmer has changed the route of the...

Charter Hall clearout puts $700m of properties on the block

Carolyn Cummins In one of the biggest clearance sales of the year, property giant Charter Hall is aiming to raise as much as $700 million from a swag of office and industrial and business parks.

Jargon is just a word

Carolyn Cummins Terminology, otherwise known as jargon, is a necessary evil in all professions and property is no exception.

Retail landlord Federation Centres gets a re-rating

Carolyn Cummins Retail landlord Federation, soon to be renamed Vicinity Centres has been upgraded by brokers as its enters its next growth phase under new management.

Tasty return tipped for Abercrombie Hotel at Central Park

Carolyn Cummins In the past few months, pubs sales have approached the $120 million mark as buyers come from within and outside the hotel sector.