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Simon Johanson Supermarket chain Woolworths has won a planning battle with rival Coles to stop it building a full-line supermarket in Mernda, one of Melbourne's fast-growing northern suburbs.
Simon Johanson Singapore-based buyers are at the forefront of recent activity in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Simon Johanson Another 1000 apartments are set to soar above Melbourne’s skyline with five new towers in Footscray and Southbank gaining development approval.
Simon Johanson A nondescript St Kilda Road office and South Melbourne island development site have been sold for a combined $100 million as intense competition from offshore developers adds fuel to Melbourne's...
Simon Johanson Fine wine and fine architecture are being uncorked in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.
Simon Johanson An owners' corporation in a Southbank apartment building has successfully enforced a ban on a short-stay operator who residents accused of noise and disruptive behaviour.
Simon Johanson CFS Retail Property Trust will go ahead with a planned $580 million expansion of Chadstone Shopping Centre and a 10-level office tower.
Simon Johanson One-fifth of road's office buildings could become homes over the next decade as a trend to convert outdated office space in Melbourne accelerates.
The venerable Tomasetti House in Melbourne's Flinders Lane is to become an upmarket backpacker hostel
Simon Johanson Millett family will develop an upmarket backpacker hostel in Melbourne's Tomasetti House after buying the historic property for $16.2m.
Simon Johanson Salta Properties will forge ahead to deliver another 1000 apartments over the next five years.
Simon Johanson One hundred square metres of space in Bourke Street now brings in $1million a year rent.
Commercial Real Estate
Simon Johanson Michael Mai believes the surge of Asian investment in Australian property has a long way to run.
Simon Johanson A significant majority of architecture and engineering firms expect activity to pick up this year.
Simon Johanson The Australia on Collins mall will close for an 18-month makeover and reopen as a rebadged luxury retail centre called 'St Collins Lane'.
Simon Johanson Boutique fund manager Quintessential Equity acquires another Canberra office building.
Simon Johanson The Drapac Group has completed its exit from the Melbourne property market.
Simon Johanson Retail powerhouse Woolworths has quietly listed for sale a large $100 million-plus mixed-use development.
Simon Johanson Englehart Homes founder is offloading a prime development site opposite Shopping Town.
Simon Johanson A developer is embroiled in a dispute with the builders of the CBD's tallest residential tower.
Simon Johanson Melbourne's vacancy rate fell in February, a move likely to ease landlords' worries.