Global online giant Amazon has released sales data from the 2016 holiday season and the numbers and types of items bought will sober up any retailer who ate their aunt's Christmas sherry trifle.
Carolyn Cummins is Commercial Property Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.
The hotel sector is preparing for a busy few years with the construction of new sites and the increased demand.
It is important to keep tenants happy, particularly when new buildings come on stream in the next few years, according to tenant representatives.
In one of the last big deals for the year, good mates and businessmen, Geoff Dixon and John Singleton have sold three iconic Sydney pubs.
Hospitality giants Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon's joint venture group, Solotel, has expanded its footprint across town with the purchase of the prized hotel in Sydney's eastern suburbs.
Australian lifestyle brand Oroton has expanded its operations with the opening of a new boutique at Sydney Airport's T1 International terminal.
Walker Corporation and liquor group Kemenys have teamed up in a joint venture to develop $1 billion of mixed-use residential developments on three Kemenys-owned sites in Sydney.
The revamp of Darling Harbour will now include a new 44-storey office tower on the waterfront, at Darling Park towers.
Office towers, pubs, agriculture and healthcare investments took out line honours in the 22nd BDO Australian real estate investment trust survey.
The strength of bricks and mortar assets is forecast to remain strong as investors seek out less volatile sectors, according to the latest Australian Property Institute's (API's) Property Directions Survey.