BOOM TOWN

When I was a kid my brothers and I used to watch those corny old black-and-white midday matinee movies on TV, and one of my favourites was an action adventure called “Boom Town”. It starred Clark Gable and Spencer Tracey as “Big John” Masters and “Square John” Sands, a couple of handsome wildcatters chancing their [...]

August 25th, 2016|Opinion, Property|

THE WINDS OF CHANGE

What goes around comes around, I guess. My wife and I spent this week visiting our youngest daughter at her home in Brooklyn, New York City, where we rubbed shoulders with the beautiful people on the borough’s trendy Bedford Avenue. How times have changed. When we first came to New York City in the early [...]

June 23rd, 2016|International, Opinion, Property, Travel|

PARTY TIME

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the suburbs… Earlier this year, eight years after he made national headlines when the party he threw at his parents’ suburban home was overrun by hundreds of gatecrashers who responded to a MySpace invitation, Corey Worthington, now 23 and all grown up, has launched [...]

April 30th, 2015|Property|

Supreme Court Rules Incentive Clawbacks Unenforceable

What goes up must come down, and vice versa. In a town that’s seen more than its share of booms and busts, landlords understand the concept all too well. In this town, when the cold winds of the economic winter blow, you cut your cloth to meet the market. If capturing a plum tenant means [...]

November 25th, 2014|Property|

WHY HIGHER RESIDENTIAL DENSITY MAKES SOUND SOCIO-ECONOMIC SENSE

Established in 2008, the Grattan Institute is a Melbourne-based public policy think tank which focuses on the key policy areas of Cities, Energy, Health, Schools Education, Higher Education and Productivity. With the help of funding from the Australian Federal Government, the State Government of Victoria, the University of Melbourne and BHP Billiton, it draws on [...]

July 23rd, 2014|Opinion, Politics, Property|