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Simon Johanson Retail rents in some suburban shopping strips may need to drop by up to 50 per cent before struggling streets will return to their former glory, agents say.
Simon Johanson A plumbing industry auditor's $10 million contract with Victoria's building regulator has been terminated and the matter referred to police following audit irregularities.
Simon Johanson A government authority ‘‘misstated’’ the findings of an investigation into slab heave which has left thousands of poorly-built homes in Melbourne’s outer suburbs with...
Simon Johanson The arrival of a host of international retailers and opening of Melbourne’s swank new Emporium shopping centre has taken a heavy toll on traditional suburban retail strips, with vacancy rates...
Simon Johanson Four large apartment towers up to 34 storeys tall will be built on a key Melbourne gateway on the Yarra River next to Spencer Street under ambitious plans lodged with the state government.
Simon Johanson Land prices in Melbourne’s city-fringe housing estates are at four-year lows and likely to stay that way as the state government ramps up new land releases, figures show.
Simon Johanson Tendering for projects remains competitive despite strong growth in private sector construction, quantity surveyors say.
Simon Johanson Owners can now sue their builder up to 10 years after getting a certificate of occupancy rather than the six years they may have previously been limited to, an appeal court has ruled.
Simon Johanson Victoria University’s continuing divestment of property will see it offer another city campus building to the market.
Simon Johanson Australia’s largest home builder Metricon is suing a product review website for publishing ‘‘misleading’’ reviews about its main competitor without disclosing they were...
Simon Johanson Property giant GPT Group may develop rooftop student accomodation and a hotel above the Melbourne Central shopping centre as it explores ways to enhance its property portfolio.
Simon Johanson Local councils will use a peak point in Melbourne’s property cycle to determine how much land owners must pay in rates over the next two years.
Simon Johanson Australia’s political elite are among the country’s most enthusiastic property investors with records showing one freeholding National Party member owns 50 titles and another holds 17.
Simon Johanson Pellicano Group says renewed business confidence has underpinned a resurgence in development activity across its estates.
Simon Johanson At least eight kilometres of new streets and roads will slice through numerous private land holdings under the Fishermans Bend "strategic framework" adopted as planning law last week.
Simon Johanson Industrial vacancy in Melbourne has reached a near-five year high as the wave of speculative development chasing new tenants creates a backlog of unfilled space, research shows.
Simon Johanson Grocon will join a rush of developers and owners divesting key assets as a wave of Asian capital washes through Melbourne’s CBD.
Simon Johanson Agribusiness has bottomed out and a recovery in the sector, particularly the poultry and dairy industries, will stimulate the property market, a report says.
Simon Johanson Total sales of commercial property in Melbourne over the year to June have almost doubled from the previous year, agents report.
Simon Johanson ExxonMobil has pushed ahead with plans to demolish dozens of large petroleum storage tanks on a 20 acre site next to the West Gate bridge that it will remediate to potentially free-up the land for...