Prestige real estate agent Jason Scillio’s Flinders home set to challenge $17 million suburb record

EXCLUSIVE Jason Scillio, a former director of prestige residential real estate agency Kay & Burton, is hoping to break the $17 million price record for a Flinders home. The businessman has listed his 20.2 hectare personal estate at 160 Musk Creek Road via Sotheby’s Rob Curtain. Unusually, the home and five others share a 55

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Celebrity chef and author Elizabeth Chong offloads Richmond townhouse for $1.5 million

One of Australia’s most experienced television chefs, Elizabeth Chong AM (pictured, right), sold her Richmond townhouse for $1.5 million at auction on Saturday. The double storey three-bedroom dwelling in a laneway at 2/28 Abinger Street hit the market last month with a price guide of $1.2-$1.32 million. Ms Chong paid $320,000 for it in 1997.

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RANZCOG offers $20 million-plus East Melbourne HQ as development play

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is selling its East Melbourne headquarters, opposite Fitzroy Gardens. The two storey structure, built in 1873 at 254-160 Albert Street,is expected to sell for more than $20 million. RANZCOG acquired the property in 1982. Next door, Freemasons Victoria and Mirvac recently teamed to

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John Singleton and Geoff Dixon list Balmain’s Unity Hall Hotel – the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party

Media mogul John Singleton and former Qantas boss Geoff Dixon, via their Australian Pub Fund, are selling the Balmain building where the Australian Labor Party’s first meeting was held. Unity Hall Hotel is expected to sell for about $25 million. The pair, with Mark Carnegie, paid $10 million for the complex in 2011, shortly after

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Fortius picks up Cammeray Square from Stockland for $39.05 million

Stockland has sold the Cammeray Square shopping centre on Sydney’s exclusive lower north shore for $39.05 million. Private Sydney-based investment house Fortius Funds Management – which last week spent $174 million on three inner-city Sydney retail assets – is the buyer. Cammeray Square forms part of a mixed-use development of four buildings, surrounding a central

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Melbourne portfolio of seven apartment blocks and a warehouse listed by consortium including members of the Richter family

The mother of prominent criminal lawyer Robert Richter QC is part of a syndicate which this week listed for sale a portfolio of seven apartment blocks scattered across metropolitan Melbourne, and a Northcote warehouse. The investments were built by Mr Richter’s father and uncle – along with another family – between 1976 and 1986. Offered

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Julian Gerner seizes control of Sorrento’s Continental Hotel, proposes $100 million commercial-only redevelopment

EXCLUSIVE After a saga he can now put away to the last chapter, restaurateur Julian Gerner has seized control of Sorrento’s landmark Continental Hotel. Furthermore, the businessman has acquired an adjacent block and will re-submit a permit application to replace the amalgamated holding with a $100 million commercial-only project containing offices, a “world class” resort

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Sydney investor pays $5.25 million for East Brisbane showroom with “significant” development upside

A Sydney investor has paid $5.25 million for a mixed-use East Brisbane commercial property “with significant development upside”. The 1619 square metre site at 169 Wellington Road includes 17 car parks and a modern double storey building configured with a warehouse, showroom and office. Returning annual rent of $322,000, the asset is selling on a

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Victorian government shortlists three groups to develop $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital

Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has shortlisted three groups to build the $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital in Melbourne’s west (artist’s impression, top and below). The government last October announced it had chosen to develop the multi-building and multi-level healthcare facility at the south west corner of Ballarat and Geelong roads, opposite Victoria University’s

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Savills Australia poaches two JLL executives to launch Capital Advisory division

Savills Australia has established a Capital Advisory division after poaching two executives from rival JLL’s Sydney office. Ben Jackson and Andrew Cottam (pictured, top) have joined Savills as directors, with their focus on providing clients capital raising services, and advisory. Mr Jackson has been a director of JLL’s Debt Advisory division for six years. Prior

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