Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.
Simon Johanson and Carolyn Webb Australia still has the most unaffordable housing markets in the world, according to a survey.
Simon Johanson Housing looks set for a subdued start to the year with builders dashing hopes that the sector will fill the hole left when the mining industry comes off the boil.
Simon Johanson Australia still has the most unaffordable housing markets in the world despite two years’ of stagnant or falling house prices, according to a Demographia survey.
Simon Johanson Only a handful of suburbs in Melbourne and fewer than 50 in Sydney are cheaper for aspiring owners to buy a home in than to rent.
Simon Johanson Melbourne has the sixth most expensive prime retail market in the world, research shows.
Simon Johanson A late flurry of small deals has capped off a year in which private investors dominanted.
Simon Johanson Malaysian property developer Mammoth plans to put its mark on Melbourne's horizon.
Simon Johanson Tim Gurner and Danny Ciarma believe they have a formula for development success.
Simon Johanson Falling returns on cash deposits may accelerate a push into property by SMSFs.
Simon Johanson The owners of Crystal Jade will open another high-end restaurant in the Southbank precinct.
Simon Johanson Development site values have doubled in the Montague precinct of Fishermans Bend.
Simon Johanson Shopping centre managers remain cautious as survey finds signs of a recovery in retail spending.
Simon Johanson A big jump in apartment sales boosted the housing market last month but has not diminished calls for more interest-rate cuts to help the ailing sector.
Simon Johanson A squeeze in future supply of premium new office space will lead to a rental spike and keep the market afloat over the next two years, industry insiders say.
Simon Johanson Two large prospective tenants are believed to be looking for office space in Melbourne.
Simon Johanson Local councils are increasingly using ''conditional permits'' on larger, more complex inner-city buildings that require developers to retain the architect for the life of the project.
Simon Johanson Demand for residential land is set to rise around the country, but not in Melbourne or Adelaide, a respected forecaster says.
Simon Johanson The global credit crunch is turning Melbourne into a fast-food city.
Simon Johanson Horsham will be the site of a new seedbank being designed by H2O architects.
Simon Johanson Sunshine is a suburb that hasn't always lived up to its name.