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Simon Johanson Industrial vacancy rates have edged up in the past three months and are likely to rise further following closures in Victoria's troubled manufacturing sector, reports suggest.
Simon Johanson Latest round of job lay-offs and contractions is showing up in leasing figures for the Docklands.
Simon Johanson Foreign investor demand for commercial property may 'gradually unwind' this year.
Simon Johanson Esplanade Hotel, known as The Espy, is on the market for a speculated $5m or more.
Simon Johanson Melbourne's local councils snapped up about $54 million of commercial real estate last year.
Simon Johanson Life insurance group will lease three refurbished floors but deal is unlikely to dent area's vacancy rate.
Simon Johanson and Marc Pallisco End of Victoria's car industry will spark a slow but seismic shift for some industrial property markets and impact on values, agents say.
Simon Johanson Shift to inner-city living, rising consumer confidence boosts besieged suburban shopping streets.
Simon Johanson A 10-year lease to fashion retailer has been hailed as a turning point for Chapel Street.
Simon Johanson Werribee Plaza is to get makeover that will add 35,000 square metres to the shopping centre, and get a new name.
Simon Johanson The much-maligned Docklands precinct has turned a corner. Literally.
Simon Johanson Love thy neighbour, preaches the Bible. But in cases where that isn't possible for Melburnians, the state attorney-general is making it easier for them to resolve differences.
Simon Johanson The Salvation Army has put its 11-storey Parkville training college on the market ahead of its move to a new location in Ringwood this year.
Simon Johanson Commercial property professionals will no longer be required to hold a real estate agent's licence for large property transactions under Victorian government reforms.
Simon Johanson Mortgagee fire sale of property in Metung and Paynesville may spark a local building boom, according to agents.
Simon Johanson Melbourne’s vacancy rates are soaring as a surge in inner-city development adds thousands of apartments to the rental market.
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.