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.

Property

Investor snaps up CBD building for $17 million

Simon Johanson A prominent 10-storey Exhibition Street building has sold to a private investor.

Property

Victoria leading the way in office leases

office tower

Simon Johanson More office space was leased in Victoria last year than in other states as higher incentives encouraged businesses to relocate.

Property

Big rush to meet Collingwood demand

Artist impression of Urban Inc's 233-dwelling apartment project in Stanley Street Collingwood.

Simon Johanson Developers are rapidly catering to growing buyer demand in one of Melbourne's oldest, and now hippest, suburbs.

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Property

Goh set to make $33m

250 Latrobe Street.

Marc Pallisco and Simon Johanson Property investor Jimmy Goh is close to finalising the sale of a portfolio of large CBD development sites.

Property

Project a lift for boulevard

Artist impression of 332 apartment project called Parque in St Kilda Road.

Simon Johanson Malaysian developer SP Setia is set to launch its second project in Melbourne.

Property

Prestige market boosted by high-end apartment sales

Melbourne CBD.

Simon Johanson A suite of high-end apartments in a prime Melbourne CBD residential development has quietly sold off-market.

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Houses.

Simon Johanson Record-low interest rates and flat home prices have seen an almost 290 per cent jump in the number of suburbs in which it's cheaper to buy a house than rent one.

Skyscraper plans cut down to size

Matthew Guy.

Simon Johanson Two skyscrapers backed by state Planning Minister Matthew Guy have been scaled down by flight path restrictions over Melbourne.

Property

PDG Corporation pushes on with former Ansett building

Artist impression of upgrade to 501 Swanston Street.

Simon Johanson PDG Corporation has begun building a five-level podium next to the former Ansett building.

Property

Planning changes set in motion

Malvern area.

Simon Johanson There will be winners and losers in the move.

Property

Melbourne sales surge

Melbourne skyline.

Simon Johanson The value of commercial sales in Melbourne for the 2013 financial year grew by 22 per cent.

Stocks and super come out best

Simon Johanson, Clancy Yeates, Georgia Wilkins, Peter Ker, Madeleine Heffernan PROPERTY An investment of $100,000 in Australian real estate earned the average home owner about $3700 in capital value over the last financial year, according to RP Data's daily home value index.

Property

St Kilda Rd office building up for grabs

St Kilda Rd.

Simon Johanson The Melbourne-based Carter Group has put a five-level St Kilda Road office building on the market.

Property

Services in CBD demand

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Simon Johanson Gyms, masseurs and beauty salons are challenging the CBD's traditional fashion and food sectors.

Property

Fringe escapes big increase in water infrastructure costs

A digger is seen in front of a new house in an outer suburb of Melbourne July 12, 2010. The value of home loans for owner-occupied homes fell 0.3 percent to A$13.69 billion ($11.99 billion) after seasonal adjustments. The value of loans for investment homes rose 2.6 percent to A$7.662 billion.  REUTERS/Mick Tsikas    (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS)

Simon Johanson Property developers have avoided a significant rise in water and sewerage connection costs.

Property

Pellicano speculates on office needs in south-east

Pellicano Group

Simon Johanson The Pellicano Group has begun building a large speculative office building in Moorabbin.

Property

Convention Centre set to go

Convention centre

Simon Johanson The former Melbourne Convention Centre on the Yarra River is set to be demolished.

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Insurance

Expansionist wants no part of space oddity

Tony Fernandes

Simon Johanson High-profile Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes has said he is looking to expand his Tune Insurance business into Australia.

Property

International hotel to create 100 Victorian jobs

Simon Johanson The Malaysian-based Tune Hotels chain will open a 225 room hotel and base its operational headquarters in Melbourne in November.

Commercial property

Car parks snapped up as spaces dwindle

CARPARK

Simon Johanson Melbourne's population is booming but car-parking spaces are not matching growth.