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Simon Johanson Another free-standing Melbourne pub looks set to be sold as a development site as land values in the city's heated property sector double.
Simon Johanson The last in a string of surplus government school sites has been sold for $14 million.
Simon Johanson Australia Post has lodged plans for an ambitious mixed-use development with 501 dwellings to replace its Rosslyn Street call centre in West Melbourne.
Simon Johanson Your next workplace may look more like your lounge room than an office.
Simon Johanson Steve, Sue and Danny Mathews are committed environmentalists. But the siblings, who grew up on an idyllic 20-hectare bush and pasture block in Donvale bought by their parents in 1958, have also...
Simon Johanson If you are young, gay and like to party there is a new apartment to suit your lifestyle.
Simon Johanson There is a hidden cost to Melbourne's development boom.
Simon Johanson Supermarket chain Woolworths has won a planning battle with rival Coles to stop it building a full-line supermarket in Mernda, one of Melbourne's fast-growing northern suburbs.
Simon Johanson Singapore-based buyers are at the forefront of recent activity in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Simon Johanson Another 1000 apartments are set to soar above Melbourne’s skyline with five new towers in Footscray and Southbank gaining development approval.
Simon Johanson A nondescript St Kilda Road office and South Melbourne island development site have been sold for a combined $100 million as intense competition from offshore developers adds fuel to Melbourne's...
Simon Johanson Fine wine and fine architecture are being uncorked in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.
Simon Johanson An owners' corporation in a Southbank apartment building has successfully enforced a ban on a short-stay operator who residents accused of noise and disruptive behaviour.
Simon Johanson CFS Retail Property Trust will go ahead with a planned $580 million expansion of Chadstone Shopping Centre and a 10-level office tower.
The venerable Tomasetti House in Melbourne's Flinders Lane is to become an upmarket backpacker hostel
Simon Johanson Millett family will develop an upmarket backpacker hostel in Melbourne's Tomasetti House after buying the historic property for $16.2m.
Simon Johanson One-fifth of road's office buildings could become homes over the next decade as a trend to convert outdated office space in Melbourne accelerates.
Simon Johanson Salta Properties will forge ahead to deliver another 1000 apartments over the next five years.
Simon Johanson One hundred square metres of space in Bourke Street now brings in $1million a year rent.
Commercial Real Estate
Simon Johanson Michael Mai believes the surge of Asian investment in Australian property has a long way to run.
Simon Johanson A significant majority of architecture and engineering firms expect activity to pick up this year.