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Simon Johanson Grocon will join a rush of developers and owners divesting key assets as a wave of Asian capital washes through Melbourne’s CBD.
Simon Johanson Agribusiness has bottomed out and a recovery in the sector, particularly the poultry and dairy industries, will stimulate the property market, a report says.
Simon Johanson Total sales of commercial property in Melbourne over the year to June have almost doubled from the previous year, agents report.
Simon Johanson ExxonMobil has pushed ahead with plans to demolish dozens of large petroleum storage tanks on a 20 acre site next to the West Gate bridge that it will remediate to potentially free-up the land for...
Simon Johanson A massive Hawthorn development site occupied by the Going, Going Green nursery has been snapped up by an offshore-backed developer for about $30 million.
Simon Johanson A secondhand car ‘‘megamart’’ under construction in Melbourne’s south-east will rival Australia’s largest when complete next year, offering 1500 vehicles plus...
Simon Johanson The Hayball architect designed project
Simon Johanson Many economists believe Australian house prices are overvalued but few think the market is likely to crash.
Simon Johanson Another free-standing Melbourne pub looks set to be sold as a development site as land values in the city's heated property sector double.
Simon Johanson The last in a string of surplus government school sites has been sold for $14 million.
Simon Johanson Australia Post has lodged plans for an ambitious mixed-use development with 501 dwellings to replace its Rosslyn Street call centre in West Melbourne.
Simon Johanson Your next workplace may look more like your lounge room than an office.
Simon Johanson Steve, Sue and Danny Mathews are committed environmentalists. But the siblings, who grew up on an idyllic 20-hectare bush and pasture block in Donvale bought by their parents in 1958, have also...
Simon Johanson If you are young, gay and like to party there is a new apartment to suit your lifestyle.
Simon Johanson There is a hidden cost to Melbourne's development boom.
Simon Johanson Supermarket chain Woolworths has won a planning battle with rival Coles to stop it building a full-line supermarket in Mernda, one of Melbourne's fast-growing northern suburbs.
Simon Johanson Singapore-based buyers are at the forefront of recent activity in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Simon Johanson Another 1000 apartments are set to soar above Melbourne’s skyline with five new towers in Footscray and Southbank gaining development approval.
Simon Johanson A nondescript St Kilda Road office and South Melbourne island development site have been sold for a combined $100 million as intense competition from offshore developers adds fuel to Melbourne's...
Simon Johanson Fine wine and fine architecture are being uncorked in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.