Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.
Simon Johanson Asian retailers are stretching the boundaries of Melbourne's famed Chinatown precinct.
Simon Johanson Home values post the largest monthly rise in two years as lower interest rates attract buyers, providing relief to vendors.
Simon Johanson The inner-city set may claim there is no stigma attached to living near public housing but property prices expose a more tawdry truth.
Simon Johanson At the peak of the property boom in late 2009, a grand old Edwardian home in Shoobra Road, Elsternwick, one of Melbourne's better suburbs, sold for $1,441,000.
Simon Johanson Commonwealth Bank has taken its own advertising campaign to heart and said ''Can'' rather than ''Can't'' to moving its Melbourne headquarters.
Simon Johanson Commonwealth Bank signs a 10-year lease for 9000 square metres of premium Docklands office space.
Simon Johanson Head of Ritchies IGA wants a two-year moratorium on building new retail space.
Simon Johanson The Melbourne shopping centre popularised in Kath and Kim has been given a $340 million facelift, making it the second-largest complex in Australia after Chadstone.
Simon Johanson and Tim Colebatch New South Wales will lead building activity over the next year as Victoria's construction contracts and its housing goes into oversupply, according to a forecast.
Simon Johanson One of Victoria's best-known bayside pubs, the Portsea Hotel, has changed hands.
Simon Johanson The expression 'timber top' is taking on a new meaning in the building industry as the world's tallest wooden apartment tower nears completion.
Simon Johanson Property owners encouraged to upgrade buildings, reduce carbon footprint.
Simon Johanson Number of home loans approved in July fell 1 per cent and loans for investment 2.7 per cent.
Simon Johanson The number of home loans approved in July fell 1%, underscoring ongoing weakness in the nation's housing sector.
Simon Johanson Developer Cedar Woods Properties has notched up a record profit of $34.25 million.
Simon Johanson Two-tiered house prices will mirror the two-speed economy, a leading forecaster says.
Simon Johanson Construction slumps further into doldrums with new dwelling starts falling for eight straight quarters.
Simon Johanson Most visitors arriving at Melbourne Airport notice The Age's striking newspaper tower that dominates the freeway at its Tullamarine printing press.
Simon Johanson A push to shrink skyscrapers in Southbank looks set to fail after an expert panel rejected mandatory height controls, despite local anger about super-sized towers.
Simon Johanson A decade-old town plan, gentrification and industrial sites are powering a wave of development.