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Simon Johanson A rise in overseas students has fuelled leasing activity in Melbourne's B-grade office market.
Simon Johanson Australia ranks behind China as the second-most attractive country for cross-border investment.
Simon Johanson One of Australia's oldest law firms has moved into new offices in Melbourne Central Tower.
Simon Johanson A $47.5 million townhouse project will test the market ahead of huge redevelopment.
Simon Johanson Specialist fund manager CorVal has taken a stake in the refrigerated logistics sector.
Simon Johanson Claims new zones will lock down development, inflate land values and limit housing diversity.
Simon Johanson Pent-up demand from cashed-up foreigners for Australian property is evident in the figures.
Simon Johanson Frank Wolf's Abacus Property Group is set to list a prime St Kilda Road office block, with price expectations around $90 million.
Simon Johanson It sounds like an oxymoron: a property developer with a social conscience.
Simon Johanson Office vacancies recorded at highest rate in four years, according to a Knight Frank survey.
Simon Johanson Fans of Chinese tennis star Li Na have boosted the fortunes of Melbourne's best hotels.
Simon Johanson Australia Post is set to take six floors in BHP Billiton's former Lonsdale Street headquarters in one of the biggest lease deals so far this year.
Simon Johanson Supermarket discounter Aldi has upped the ante in its battle with Coles and Woolworths, taking advantage of changes to Victoria's planning laws to open in previously restricted locations.
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 A 10-year lease to fashion retailer has been hailed as a turning point for Chapel Street.
Simon Johanson Life insurance group will lease three refurbished floors but deal is unlikely to dent area's vacancy rate.