Carolyn Cummins

Carolyn Cummins

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

Without Reserve: PCYC looks to future with new strategy

Carolyn Cummins The Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW plans to embark on an asset recycling program.

Westfield Chatswood undergoes $125m facelift

An artist's impression of the Westfield Chatswood redevelopment.

Carolyn Cummins At Westfield Chatswood, the changes will reflect the area's demographics with 14 street food-style operators in Hawker Lane.

Barangaroo Central back on track

Headland Park Barangaroo, with the central area to be redeveloped under a new tender.

Carolyn Cummins Developers will be lining up for the new tender to construct the Barangaroo Central area of the $6 billion precinct.

A-REITs poised for another busy year

Increased takeover activity is forecast for the A-REITs, which own a majority of city office towers.

Carolyn Cummins A fresh round of mergers and acquisitions, rent rises and significant capital inflows have underpinned the performance of the Australian real estate investment trust sector, the annual BDO survey...

Quay Quarter attracts tech tenants

AMP Capital and Denmark's 3XN will develop Quay Quarter where tech groups are looking to lease space.

Carolyn Cummins The past 11 months will go down as some of the busiest in Sydney for construction and, judging by all the reports and data, 2016 will be just as hectic.

Cruise ships docking at a hotel near you

Cruise line P&O Cruises has made history in Sydney staging an unprecedented five-ship spectacular to celebrate the arrival of its two latest cruise ships.

Carolyn Cummins It wasn't quite the three Cunard line "queens" but this week Sydney harbour was home to five P&O ships, which proved a bonanza for hotel operators, retail landlords and the plethora of food...

Leasing ladder

Pretty Girl Fashion Group has leased a warehouse/office site in Prestons.

Carolyn Cummins An update on leasing deals.

Gerry Harvey has a nervous wait at the ballot box

Harvey Norman executive chairman Gerry Harvey, pictured with his wife, managing director Katie Page, has dismissed shareholder concerns about executive remuneration and board structure.

Carolyn Cummins Having spent many years trying to keep his annual general meetings as quick and painless as possible, retail icon, Gerry Harvey, was forced to ensure an hour-long wait, while the votes were counted...

Arup finds new space for Sydney headquarters

Carolyn Cummins Engineering and design firm Arup is on the move in Sydney.

David Jones to increase the competition

David Jones store from Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne.

Carolyn Cummins Department store operators David Jones and Myer are to embark on major changes to the stores layouts and size over the medium term, as they compete for customers and cost efficiency.

Google looks to Wynyard Place as new home

Wynyard Place, George Street, is being developed by Brookfield Property Partners, and could be the new home to Google's consolidated operations in Sydney.

Carolyn Cummins Internet giant Google has emerged as the front runner to lease up the new space at Brookfield Property Partners' Wynyard Place at 10 Carrington Street in the heart of Sydney.

Nine Entertainment looks for new digs

Sydney's Entertainment Quarter, which is being redeveloped to include office space, could be a contender as the home of Nine Entertainment

Carolyn Cummins Nine Entertainment is to finally sever all ties with its original home at Willoughby after instructing agents it is in the market for new premises along the fringe of the Sydney central business...

Aspen Parks accepts Discovery offer

Grant Wilckens, chief executive of Discovery Parks.

Carolyn Cummins Australia's largest holiday-park operator, Discovery Parks has inched ahead as the potential victor in its long-running $146 million takeover of rival Aspen Parks Property Fund.

Christmas set to be merry for retailers, says Stockland survey

The last-minute dash, which is part of Australian tradition, will be maintained with 61 per cent of the Stockland survey respondents saying they will hit the shops on December 23 and additional 31 per cent expect to be rushing into retailers on Christmas Eve.

Carolyn Cummins Stockland's Christmas survey has revealed how much NSW residents will splurge on gifts, food and drink.

Barangaroo: Crowne Plaza bound for Darling Harbour as developers tackle room shortage

Crowne Plaza will mark its return back into the Sydney CBD after a five-year absence with a 160 room, 4.5-star hotel on the corner of Sussex and Bathurst streets.

Carolyn Cummins The 160-room luxury hotel will take advantage of the inflow of people to the Barangaroo precinct.

Deals and deeds

Neil Street P/L has sold a 299.5 sqm office unit at Building A, Unit 1, 14Rodborough Road to a private investor. Ben Byford, JLL North Sydney.

Carolyn Cummins North Sydney  $850,000.

Australian retailers lead the march in East Coast fashion meccas

Martin Place is becoming a premier fashion hub.

Carolyn Cummins City retailing is firmly in the spotlight with international brands competing head on with the local players as the jostle for space.

Suburbs rise over the city for developments

Westfield Hurstville opening after a $105 million redevelopment.

Carolyn Cummins The opening of the revamped Westfield Hurstville and the final stage of Stockland's Wetherill Park shopping centre and an improved office market in Parramatta, are further evidence that growth is...

Shopping Loyalty app aims to enable engagement to reward the customer

Carolyn Cummins Loyalty schemes are constantly under review, with some considered a cost centre, while others are a way of retaining the customer.

Hotel development hits $500m-plus

Carolyn Cummins The hotel sector is gearing up for brighter times with a range of new developments, led by Minor Hotel Group's $150 million development known as The Beach Apartments Broadbeach on Queensland's Gold...