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Simon Johanson and Royce Millar Property spruiker Jamie McIntyre was accused of being a "conman" and an "evasive witness" in a fiery Senate committee hearing.
Simon Johanson A $60 million deal to sell the vast Eynesbury estate in Melbourne's west looks in jeopardy after listed developer Villa World issued a default notice to the Malaysian-backed buyer, potentially...
Simon Johanson A local Malaysian-linked investor has paid $15 million for a prime Bourke Street property leased to eyewear retailer OPSM.
Simon Johanson Planning Minister Richard Wynne has stunned the property industry by introduiong interim planning rules requiring minimum setbacks and plot ratios, effectively reining in extremely tall and...
Simon Johanson The Civic Square Shopping Centre in Croydon has sold on a sharp passing yield of 6.17 per cent.
Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders, Simon Johanson High profile law firm Slater & Gordon faces a Senate grilling on Wednesday over its role in questionable land banking schemes linked to infamous property spruiker Henry Kaye and into which mum and...
Simon Johanson A Melbourne-based investor has paid $4.75 million on a 3.53 per cent yield to add a near-fully-leased apartment block to the family super fund.
Simon Johanson Once shunned by business and visitors as a barren streetscape, the western half of Melbourne's CBD over the past decade has been transformed.
Simon Johanson An Indonesian group behind a controversial bid to redevelop Melbourne's Windsor Hotel is cashing out, offloading another historic sandstone city building in Collins Street for $39 million.
Simon Johanson Joseph Chahin's Peregrine Projects will collaborate with Williamsburg-based architect Bryan Young's Young Projects on his next Smith Street project.
Simon Johanson and Nicole Lindsay A mysterious international education provider has purchased a large four-level office in the historic Foy & Gibson complex in Collingwood for $13 million, beating off competition from developers.
Simon Johanson A decline in vacancies comes as investor demand for retail assets ramps up, pushing shop prices well above vendors' reserves.
Simon Johanson A business park in MAB's 770-hectare Merrifield project on Melbourne's northern outskirts has been launched on Wednesday by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Simon Johanson Health insurer and fund manager Australian Unity purchased a 20,950-square-metre site offloaded by financial services business IOOF.
Simon Johanson Church Street has no vacant retail space and has done much better than its neighbour Bridge Road.
Simon Johanson Japanese industrial conglomerate Sumitomo has struck a $50 million deal over Evolve Development's Annadale housing estate.
Carolyn Cummins and Simon Johanson Property developer and investor Keppel REIT has paid $8.2 million to beat off competitors to purchase three titles on the corner of Exhibition and Flinders streets.
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Simon Johanson A Chinese investor has pounced on another shopping centre, snapping up the Chelsea Beach Arcade for $8.3 million.
Simon Johanson Two of Melbourne's commercial car parks are on the market, making it the biggest parking portfolio to be offered for sale in the CBD for more than a decade.