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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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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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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ESR sells Dingley Village industrial investment for $19.75 million

Hong Kong based logistics real estate platform ESR is continuing to reweight its portfolio, selling an industrial investment in Melbourne’s Dingley Village for $19.75 million. The 3.9 hectare holding at 1-5 Lake Drive is trading to Sydney-based HB+B Property, a diversified investor and developer. The Industrial 1 zoned land is configured with three vacant warehouses containing

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City of Greater Geelong appoints Quintessential Equity to build $200 million landmark HQ

The City of Greater Geelong has appointed Quintessential Equity to build what will be its next headquarters, at 137 Mercer Street. The COX Architecture designed development will result in the council consolidated from seven locations including the waterfront office at 100 Brougham Street which was once home to failed investment house Pyramid. Construction of the

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