The ability to exert influence in public life is not easy, whether someone is in a prominent position or not.
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Simon Johanson Japanese industrial conglomerate Sumitomo has struck a $50 million deal over Evolve Development's Annadale housing estate.
Carolyn Cummins and Simon Johanson Property developer and investor Keppel REIT has paid $8.2 million to beat off competitors to purchase three titles on the corner of Exhibition and Flinders streets.
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Simon Johanson A Chinese investor has pounced on another shopping centre, snapping up the Chelsea Beach Arcade for $8.3 million.
Simon Johanson Two of Melbourne's commercial car parks are on the market, making it the biggest parking portfolio to be offered for sale in the CBD for more than a decade.
Simon Johanson Etihad has introduced an ambitious strategy to lease the dome's internal and external real estate for mega-size marketing installations.
Simon Johanson A seven-year effort to get approval for two towers in West Melbourne has finally paid off for rich-lister Jeff Chapman after Victoria's planning tribunal gave them a green light.
Simon Johanson John Conroy and another family member, Peter Conroy, have listed a unique block of seven brick buildings on individual titles that front onto Little Lonsdale Street and Bennetts Lane,
Simon Johanson and Royce Millar About $100 million has been tipped into thousands of "options" of land lots in at least eight land banking schemes in Victoria and Queensland.
Simon Johanson Private developer Crema Group has been given the green light for a controversial nine-storey apartment development in Kew that will contain a full-line supermarket.
Simon Johanson Veteran Melbourne fabric store Clegs will close its doors after 90 years of city trading and its Elizabeth Street shop will be taken over by Woolworth's as the retail giant pursues its relentless...
Simon Johanson Two of Melbourne's more oddly-named laneways are fast becoming the city's next hip eating strip as vacancy rates tumble in a nearby section of Flinders Lane.
Sarah Danckert, Royce Millar, Simon Johanson Property spruiker Jamie McIntyre and his brother Dennis have been ordered to hand over their passport by the Federal Court following a request by the corporate regulator.
Simon Johanson, Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders Australia's corporate watchdog has taken the highly unusual step of replacing the administrators of a failed Bendigo land banking company linked to wealth-spruiker Jamie McIntyre and Henry Kaye.
Simon Johanson A 47-hectare site in a burgeoning housing development pocket about 45 kilometres south-east of Melbourne is being offered by ISPT.
Simon Johanson The expansive Dixon Hospitality Group has added another two venues to its growing pub business, taking control of the Middle Park and Newmarket hotels.
Simon Johanson Perth-based greenfield developer Cedar Woods has increased its landholding in Western Australia, buying 50.74 hectares in Baldivis on the outskirts of Rockingham.
Simon Johanson More than $500 million of Melbourne towers are in due diligence or settled as the city's office sector shakes off a mid-winter slumber with a frenzy of billion-dollar deal making.
Simon Johanson A central Melbourne heritage building housing an award-winning hotel is for sale.
Simon Johanson Developer Grocon has offloaded the last portion of its Carlton and United Brewery development site - the scene of the infamous 2013 wall collapse that killed three pedestrians - to a global student...