Simon Johanson

Simon Johanson

Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.

Bayswater shopping centre sells for $22m

Simon Johanson A Sydney-based family has paid about $22 million in an off-market transaction for the Mountain High Shopping Centre in Bayswater about 35 kilometres east of Melbourne's CBD.

South Yarra's Albany Hotel on the market

Simon Johanson A landmark Melbourne hotel and two historic pubs are on the market, with some likely to face redevelopment.

Brady Group plans 59-level apartment tower

Simon Johanson The three-level Phillips Shirts building in Little Lonsdale Street is set to be transformed into a 59-level residential apartment under plans submitted by local developer Brady Group.

RBA keen to rein in investors

Refurbished: 277 Forest Road, Bexley is in great condition and would make a good base for a young family.

Gareth Hutchens, Simon Johanson The Reserve Bank has become so concerned about overheating property markets in Sydney and Melbourne that it is openly questioning whether bank lending practices are ''conservative enough''.

Reserve Bank questions lenders over spiralling property markets in Melbourne and Sydney

House prices have grown so much that first home buyers

Gareth Hutchens and Simon Johanson The Reserve Bank has become so concerned about overheating property markets in Melbourne and Sydney that it is openly questioning whether bank lending practices are "conservative enough".

ISPT revealed as buyer of Kingswood Golf Course for $125m

Simon Johanson The Kingswood Golf Course has been sold to unlisted Melbourne property fund manager ISPT for $125 million, Fairfax Media can reveal.

Melbourne hotels set to follow apartment boom

The proposed W-Hotel.

Simon Johanson The flood of apartments towers planned for Melbourne could see a corresponding peak in supply of new hotel rooms, the city's official construction monitor shows.

Chinese developers snap up Footscray sites

An artist's impression of 2 Hopkins Street, Footscray.

Simon Johanson The heat in Melbourne's land market has spread west, with Chinese-backed developers snapping up sites in Footscray with more sales expected.

Property

Fence disputes could fall with new law changes

New rules aim to clear the air on border disputes.

Simon Johanson Recent changes to the law will make it easier to love your neighbour – or at least not fight with them over the back fence.

Clock ticks down for new town St Germain

Simon Johanson What makes a town centre tick? A clock, among other things, says architect and community advocate Dean Landy.

Viva Energy to set up base in Docklands

Simon Johanson Viva Energy, formerly known as Shell Australia, is the latest blue-chip tenant to make the leap from suburbs to city in a trend driven by high CBD incentives.

Melbourne Airport to remain one of Victoria's biggest construction sites

Work on Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport, which will house Jetstar, Rex and Tiger airlines.

Simon Johanson Melbourne Airport is the sleeping giant of construction in Victoria spending $420 million last financial year, with outlays set to almost double this financial year.

Jewell station to get $70 million facelift

Artist's impression of Jewell Station Precinct, Brunswick.

Simon Johanson About 100 apartments are expected to be built in two buildings next to Jewell Railway Station in Brunswick as part of a government push to rejuvenate infrastructure.

Business confidence 'to be hit' by ALP dumping East West Link

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine talks East West Link with colleagues.

Simon Johanson Business confidence will take a hit and future infrastructure projects will face increased costs if the ALP follows through on its vow to dump the East West Link project if it wins the November...

Qube warns Port of Melbourne charges could double

Jenny Wiggins and Simon Johanson Melbourne cargo charges could double over the next two years, raising prices of imported goods for consumers as the privatisation of Australian container ports pushes up rents, logistics group Qube...

Industrial sector vacancies fall over six months: report

Simon Johanson A slowdown in speculative development and better tenant retention are behind a recent decline in industrial vacancy rates, according to consultants Urbis.

TNT builds super hub at Melbourne Airport

The Age Google Earth image of Melbourne Airport car park long term and short term are visable. Image date 2009. 18th October 2013

Simon Johanson Global transport and logistics group TNT has started construction on a super hub' near Melbourne Airport.

St Kilda Road in investor's sights

For sale.

Simon Johanson AIMS Property Fund is close to selling its 492 St Kilda Road office, with the asset in due diligence to an undisclosed buyer.

Last of Walker's Collins Square towers

Lang Walker: Plans for Docklands.

Simon Johanson Sydney billionaire Lang Walker is making plans to begin work on a fifth tower, the last in his $1.5 billion-plus Collins Square project in Melbourne's Docklands precinct.

Kingswood golf site exceeds $80m sale forecast

Simon Johanson The site of the Kingswood Golf Club in Dingley has been sold to a well-known developer for more than the original $80 million forecast asking price, club officials say.