Simon Johanson

Simon Johanson

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Croydon's Civic Square Shopping Centre sells for $30m

Simon Johanson The Civic Square Shopping Centre in Croydon has sold on a sharp passing yield of 6.17 per cent.

Senators to grill Slater & Gordon over Henry Kaye-linked schemes

Henry Kaye

Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders, Simon Johanson High profile law firm Slater & Gordon faces a Senate grilling on Wednesday over its role in questionable land banking schemes linked to infamous property spruiker Henry Kaye and into which mum and...

Market Wrap: Family super fund snaps up Elwood apartment block

Simon Johanson A Melbourne-based investor has paid $4.75 million on a 3.53 per cent yield to add a near-fully-leased apartment block to the family super fund.

Central Melbourne divided in battle for hotel beds

A range of hotel options are on offer to travellers in central Melbourne.

Simon Johanson Once shunned by business and visitors as a barren streetscape, the western half of Melbourne's CBD over the past decade has been transformed.

Windsor owners cash out of historic city office for $39m

AMP Capital has acquired the 425 Collins Street building for $39 million from the Indonesian-based Halim family.

Simon Johanson An Indonesian group behind a controversial bid to redevelop Melbourne's Windsor Hotel is cashing out, offloading another historic sandstone city building in Collins Street for $39 million.

Joseph Chahin's development with a difference in Fitzroy's Smith Street

Melbourne-based developer Joseph Chahin outside a redeveloped hotel in Williamsburg in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Simon Johanson Joseph Chahin's Peregrine Projects will collaborate with Williamsburg-based architect Bryan Young's Young Projects on his next Smith Street project.

Educators move on Collingwood's industrial past

The Foy & Gibson building at 150 Oxford Street sold for $13 million.

Simon Johanson and Nicole Lindsay A mysterious international education provider has purchased a large four-level office in the historic Foy & Gibson complex in Collingwood for $13 million, beating off competition from developers.

Bridge Road builds business as vacancies fall in suburban retail streets

A Malvern property at 57 Glenferrie Road has sold to an investor for $2.31 million, $500,000 above the reserve.

Simon Johanson A decline in vacancies comes as investor demand for retail assets ramps up, pushing shop prices well above vendors' reserves.

Work under way on MAB's Merrifield Business Park amid plans for shopping centre

Simon Johanson A business park in MAB's 770-hectare Merrifield project on Melbourne's northern outskirts has been launched on Wednesday by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne.

Australian Unity snaps up industrial site to bulk up fund

Simon Johanson Health insurer and fund manager Australian Unity purchased a 20,950-square-metre site offloaded by financial services business IOOF.

Zero vacancy after Jimmy Possum moves to Church Street

Simon Johanson Church Street has no vacant retail space and has done much better than its neighbour Bridge Road.

Sumitomo expands into Evolve Development's Annadale Estate

Simon Johanson Japanese industrial conglomerate Sumitomo has struck a $50 million deal over Evolve Development's Annadale housing estate.

Singaporean snaps up home of George Calombaris' Gazi and Press Club restaurants

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.

Collins Street

Omega is ready to make a timely arrival in Collins Street.

Simon Johanson Luxury watch

Chelsea Beach Arcade sells for $8.3 million

Children admire various Star Wars Lego items at a Melbourne shopping centre earlier this year.

Simon Johanson A Chinese investor has pounced on another shopping centre, snapping up the Chelsea Beach Arcade for $8.3 million.

Commercial car parks face squeeze as developers circle city sites

The commercial car park at 380-406 Queen Street is one of two for sale in Melbourne's CBD.

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.

Melbourne Etihad Stadium branding rights up for grabs

A new strategy could see the Etihad Stadium's internal seats and walkways carrying branding.

Simon Johanson Etihad has introduced an ambitious strategy to lease the dome's internal and external real estate for mega-size marketing installations.

Bennelong's West Melbourne towers approved with height cut

Changes required: An artist's impression of 371 Spencer Street, West Melbourne.

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.

High note for Conroy family as Bennetts Lane supersite ripe for development

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,

Watchdog moves on land banking as investors fear losses

Henry Kaye, Jamie McIntyre and Konrad Bobilak at a fancy dress party.

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.

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