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Simon Johanson Prime development conditions deliver two large unlisted property players record profits, with one using the money on a $48 million private plane.
Simon Johanson Australian subsidiary of large Singaporean property developer buys 12-level office building in St Kilda Road for $45.28m.
Simon Johanson Malaysian newcomer UEM Sunrise Berhad will build two high-rise towers at 224-252 La Trobe Street that will soar 78 levels above the city on a site it bought just two months ago.
Simon Johanson Housing is at its most affordable level in a decade despite recent rises in home prices, the latest index says.
Simon Johanson The Art Series Hotel Group is expanding its national and regional footprint with a new hotel in Adelaide and a smaller ''studio'' hotel in Bendigo.
Simon Johanson A Queensland syndicate has snapped up Virgin Active's Bourke Street fitness premises in Melbourne for $20 million.
Simon Johanson CPA pulls a deal giving Dexus and its Canadian pension fund partner exclusive right to takeover talks.
Simon Johanson Shopping centre changes hands as investors target non-discretionary retail properties.
Simon Johanson Fairfax Media has appointed Antony Catalano as the chief executive its standalone Domain real-estate business.
Glenda Kwek, Simon Johanson A record plunge in first-home buyer activity has sparked calls for a national debate on housing affordability.
Simon Johanson First home borrowers are at record lows as they face skyrocketing property prices, the struggle to save a deposit and investor competition.
Simon Johanson Downsizing baby boomers are leading a trend towards bespoke apartments in upmarket developments.
Simon Johanson Land values in Melbourne's city centre continue to soar as competition intensifies.
Simon Johanson Commercial office transactions in Melbourne's CBD could reach a record $2.25 billion peak.
Simon Johanson The smallest shop in Melbourne has sold for, nearly but not quite, the city's highest price.
Simon Johanson It's the smallest shop in Melbourne and, likely, among the most expensive.
Simon Johanson Australia's suburbs and regions are next growth sector for serviced apartments as the weight of offices and workers shifts to city fringes, the Quest group says.
Simon Johanson and Chris Vedelago The weekend's bumper auction result will set the tempo for the remainder of this year, amid concerns that Australia's housing market is at risk of overheating.
Simon Johanson One of Melbourne's greenest office buildings has changed hands for $33.55 million.
Simon Johanson The state government should review property taxes and take a greater role in driving urban renewal, the Property Council of Australia's newly appointed Victorian president Lorenz Grollo said.