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Strata office market shows no signs of slowing down

Strata office market shows no signs of slowing down

The CBD’s strata office market has continued pushing through the uncertain times of a global pandemic with a strong first half of 2020 as investors sharpen their attention on bricks and mortar. The past six months saw 12 Melbourne CBD strata offices in excess of $1 million change hands.  Despite being down 25 per cent

Hockingstuart becomes Belle Property

In what has become Australia’s largest known consolidation of agencies, Melbourne real estate heavyweight Hockingstuart has merged with Sydney-based agency Belle Property. The two companies began joint operation in late 2019, with 21 Hockingstuart offices now operating under the Belle Property brand, including their Carlton and Melbourne CBD agencies.  While the Hockingstuart brand will continue

New offerings at The District Docklands Market Lane

By Jack Hayes While The District Docklands continues to expand, so too does the abundance of quality food offerings for shoppers.  After welcoming Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, MarketPlace Fresh and The Butcher Club Epicurean late last year, The District has now added Empire Asian Supermarket, one of largest of its kind in the CBD, as well

What’s to come in 2020

By Daniel Wolman – Colliers International The Melbourne CBD middle market performed strongly throughout 2019, continuing its momentum from the preceding year, setting record capital value rates and sharp yields. This momentum is expected to continue in 2020.  Overall, the market performed exceptionally well last year with a total of 15 middle market assets transacted

A slice of Italy in the heart of the CBD

By Jack Hayes – Business Editor Equitable Place is not the name that springs to mind when thinking of Melbourne’s famous lanes and arcades.  It may not have the graffiti-sprawled walls of Hosier Lane or the terrazzo floor of Block Arcade. However, what it lacks in reputation and grandeur, it makes up for with simplicity

Little Lon returns to its wicked ways

By Jack Hayes If it weren’t for a keen eye, you would be forgiven for walking straight past a rare jewel of Melbourne history.  Nestled in the north-east corner of the CBD, squeezed tight among skyscrapers, you’ll find 17 Casselden Place – a quaint late 1870s cottage with a chequered past and an appetite for

Spice up your Wednesdays

Wednesday nights at Queen Victoria Market (QVM) will continue to be a Melbourne hotspot for food and entertainment, with the springtime return of the Hawker 88 Night Market.  The Hawker 88 Night Market will fill the oriental buffet-sized void left between winter and summer night markets every Wednesday night from September 18 to October 23. 

New year, same success

By Jack Hayes Haileybury College has continued its winning ways, with another impressive showing at the 2019 Australian Education Awards (AEA) at Dockside Sydney.  As industry-wide leaders in innovation, school programing and international vision, the King St school capped off another successful year in the non-government school system by taking home three awards.  Principal Derek

Unrivalled inner-city living

By Jack Hayes Nestled impeccably between city and sea, the streets of South Melbourne are set to welcome Lenny – a unique six-level luxury development in the heart of the buzzing South Melbourne. Marketed by Eton Property Group, Lenny will stand at 161 Buckhurst St, an easy walking distance to South Melbourne Market, Bay Street

String Bean Alley opens at QVM

Queen Victoria Market (QVM) has unveiled Melbourne’s newest laneway experience, with String Bean Alley officially opened on July 19.  26 independent traders in bespoke shipping containers now call String Bean Alley home, providing a uniquely Melbourne shopping experience in the heart of the city’s favourite market.  With a history dating back to 1936, the name

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