Simon Johanson

Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's,, and

The Jam Factory in South Yarra has been earmarked for a major upgrade.

Ambitious plans to revamp popular Jam Factory

The popular, but rundown, Jam Factory restaurant and entertainment precinct in South Yarra will be gutted and rebuilt as a glitzy 15-storey $1.25 billion retail and office complex under ambitious plans put forward by owner Newmark Capital.

Salta Properties managing director Sam Tarascio says more Melburnians want to rent for longer

Developers battle minister over shade in city park

A joint venture between a Melbourne and Malaysian developer will take Victoria's planning minister to the appeals tribunal after he cut the height of a proposed city skyscraper to limit overshadowing of a popular riverside city park.

The Royal Hotel in Melbourne's Sunbury is expected to fetch about $8 million.

Hotels hit market as pub sector heats up

The Royal Hotel in Melbourne's Sunbury, leased to Woolworths-backed operator ALH Group, is to be offloaded by a private NSW investor, hot on the heels of another ALH-operated pub, the Berwick Inn, hitting the market.