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 Chris Vedelago A member of the wealthy Rowsthorn transport family has sold her Toorak mansion for $11.5 million in a boardroom auction that attracted 185 bids.
Benjamin Preiss, Chris Vedelago, Simon Johanson Two of the victims of a wall collapse in Melbourne's Carlton on Thursday are believed to be brother and sister.
Chris Vedelago and Simon Johanson The owner of the Carlton development site where two pedestrians were killed – and possibly some workers there – could face criminal prosecution if investigators determine the accident was caused by...
Simon Johanson First it was the Simonds Homes founders facing the prospect of digging up their new pool.
Simon Johanson Small congregation of Melbourne's Welsh Church can expect a $16 million windfall when land abutting the 1871 Gothic Revival building is sold.
Simon Johanson Frank Dixon, who designed and built one of the Great Ocean Road's most-photographed attractions is 'sad' but resigned it will be torn down this week.
Simon Johanson What better time than Christmas to buy a church? And there has been a steady stream going on the market in Victoria this year.
Simon Johanson Nearly 4000 homes under the hammer in a pre-Christmas rush over the next 28 days.
Simon Johanson Major overhaul reduces anti-social behaviour and regenerates neighbourhoods.
Simon Johanson Falling property values might not be reflected in recent local body rate hikes.
Simon Johanson A controversial Lego-like, 18-storey tower has been given planning approval in Melbourne's St Kilda Road junction prompting anger from local residents.
Simon Johanson A year after the National Gallery of Victoria's striking water-wall facade and stained-glass great hall were completed 44 years ago, it was controversially shunned for a coveted architecture award in...
Simon Johanson In the late 1880s, Queenscliff was the tourism mecca for Melbourne's elite. Arriving on the Ozone paddle steamer, visitors flocked to stay at the glamorous Vue Grand, Royal or Baillieu (later renamed...
Simon Johanson The tiny enclave of Deepdene last year knocked blue-blood Toorak off its most expensive suburb perch for the first time.
Simon Johanson Two Victorian real estate titans are set to battle it out in court over a brochure.
Mex Cooper, Simon Johanson A new inner-city suburb planned for Melbourne must be affordable to be a success and create a community, housing experts say.
Simon Johanson and Jason Dowling It's likely to become Melbourne's most significant or most controversial building.
Simon Johanson A massive complex on Channel Nine's former home in Richmond may inflame tensions between developers and communities over urban renewal sites across Melbourne.
SIMON JOHANSON For the first time, lending to property investors in Victoria outstripped borrowing by people wanting to purchase existing homes, figures show.