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Simon Johanson

Property Editor at The Age and BusinessDay journalist for Fairfax's theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.

Church's reach for the heavens angers neighbours

Church's reach for the heavens angers neighbours

The Churches of Christ is reaching for the heavens in suburban Fairfield and upsetting its earthly neighbours in the process.

  • by Simon Johanson

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Fierce competition for shops

Fierce competition for shops

Ongoing demand for retail property in the inner north is driving retail yields lower.

  • by Simon Johanson
Cadence completes Oceania's container facility

Cadence completes Oceania's container facility

A subsidiary of global shipping line COSCO has moved into a new $25 million container handling hub in Melbourne’s west.

  • by Simon Johanson
$5m to go: Elderly Italian couple cash out of restaurant after 35 years

$5m to go: Elderly Italian couple cash out of restaurant after 35 years

An elderly Italian couple have cashed out of their King Street restaurant, netting more than $5m in capital growth over 35 years.

  • by Simon Johanson
Salta loses bid to increase height of tower

Salta loses bid to increase height of tower

A decision to cut the height of a skyscraper that will overshadow a popular riverside park in Melbourne has been upheld by the state’s planning tribunal.

  • by Simon Johanson
Investors pay premium for childcare centres

Investors pay premium for childcare centres

Investors continue to pay a premium for child care with a centre at 359-361 Chesterville Road selling sold for $5.6 million to an offshore buyer.

  • by Simon Johanson
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Charter Hall sets scene for $1 billion property play

Charter Hall sets scene for $1 billion property play

The sale of a Geelong shopping centre for $117 million sets a precedent for a $1 billion retail property play.

  • by Simon Johanson
Accountants sells shopping centre for $39m

Accountants sells shopping centre for $39m

The Mornington Village shopping centre has sold to a syndicate of investors for $39.38 million.

  • by Simon Johanson
Vicinity Centres to sell $1b of shopping centres

Vicinity Centres to sell $1b of shopping centres

The real estate investment trust plans to invest the proceeds in the development of other properties.

  • by Simon Johanson & Carolyn Cummins
Three out of four properties sell at glitzy auction event

Three out of four properties sell at glitzy auction event

A glitzy evening commercial property auction event in the Zagame luxury automotive showroom in Richmond achieved a 75 per cent clearance rate.

  • by Simon Johanson
Coles, Woolies under siege as German giant Kaufland eyes five superstores

Coles, Woolies under siege as German giant Kaufland eyes five superstores

German supermarket giant Kaufland is poised to open five new superstores as it shakes-up Australia’s fiercely competitive $90 billion grocery sector.

  • by Simon Johanson