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Simon Johanson Investment from China in Australian real estate shows no sign of slowing. Is that a problem or a solution?
Simon Johanson A new-entry Chinese developer has snapped up a Dorcas street development site part-occupied by producers of popular TV shows Dancing with the Stars and Deal or No Deal.
Simon Johanson and Carolyn Cummins Centuria Property Funds has sold a prime St Kilda office for $82.1 million as it prepares to launch its $200 million Metro Diversified Fund.
Simon Johanson A 302-metre super tower proposed for 555 Collins Street will need special approval for construction cranes to penetrate Melbourne's airspace after its owners submitted fresh plans to build a mix of...
Simon Johanson A company controlled by the Prince of Brunei, whose family's property holdings have been the subject of boycotts from gay and lesbian groups, has snapped up a city office owned by Victoria University...
Simon Johanson A site part-occupied by the producers of popular TV shows Dancing with the Stars and Deal or No Deal will be transformed into 490 apartments in two 23-level towers after gaining planning approval.
Simon Johanson Universities are usually associated with low-rent student accommodation but mid-tier local developer Lechte Corporation has found an owner-occupier appetite for well-built apartments close to Monash...
Simon Johanson A Sydney-based family has paid about $22 million in an off-market transaction for the Mountain High Shopping Centre in Bayswater about 35 kilometres east of Melbourne's CBD.
Simon Johanson A landmark Melbourne hotel and two historic pubs are on the market, with some likely to face redevelopment.
Simon Johanson The three-level Phillips Shirts building in Little Lonsdale Street is set to be transformed into a 59-level residential apartment under plans submitted by local developer Brady Group.
Gareth Hutchens, Simon Johanson The Reserve Bank has become so concerned about overheating property markets in Sydney and Melbourne that it is openly questioning whether bank lending practices are ''conservative enough''.
Gareth Hutchens and Simon Johanson The Reserve Bank has become so concerned about overheating property markets in Melbourne and Sydney that it is openly questioning whether bank lending practices are "conservative enough".
Simon Johanson The Kingswood Golf Course has been sold to unlisted Melbourne property fund manager ISPT for $125 million, Fairfax Media can reveal.
Simon Johanson The flood of apartments towers planned for Melbourne could see a corresponding peak in supply of new hotel rooms, the city's official construction monitor shows.
Simon Johanson The heat in Melbourne's land market has spread west, with Chinese-backed developers snapping up sites in Footscray with more sales expected.
Simon Johanson Recent changes to the law will make it easier to love your neighbour – or at least not fight with them over the back fence.
Simon Johanson What makes a town centre tick? A clock, among other things, says architect and community advocate Dean Landy.
Simon Johanson Viva Energy, formerly known as Shell Australia, is the latest blue-chip tenant to make the leap from suburbs to city in a trend driven by high CBD incentives.
Simon Johanson Melbourne Airport is the sleeping giant of construction in Victoria spending $420 million last financial year, with outlays set to almost double this financial year.
Simon Johanson About 100 apartments are expected to be built in two buildings next to Jewell Railway Station in Brunswick as part of a government push to rejuvenate infrastructure.